What SAO Means to Me

July 13, 2016 by Margot Jewell

What the SAO Means to Me Reprinted with permission from Suzuki Association of Ontario Summer 2016 Newsletter (Volume 27, No. 2) Each November as I attend the annual Suzuki Association of Ontario (SAO) conference, I stop and reflect on the uniqueness… Read more ▶

North Carolina Suzuki Association News

June 14, 2016 by Rachel Talbott Parker

The North Carolina Suzuki Association is excited about all we have planned for the upcoming year! During this past year, we had a state-wide teacher luncheon, where teachers from all over were able to meet and share ideas. This year… Read more ▶

2016 Minijournal Cover Contest Winners

June 12, 2016

Thank you to all the young artists who participated in the 2016 Minijournal Cover Design Contest! This year we received 37 entries, with categories of “Best of Show”, “Best Suzuki Name Design”, “Most Colorful”, “Best Cartoon”, “Most Fun”, “Best Abstract”,… Read more ▶

That Hard Passage

May 23, 2016 by Karen Kubin

But this discipline of taking what you cannot do, or cannot do well, and turning it into something you can perform, an expression of music and self, a work of art: this, in the end, is work you do on yourself. Work that changes you.… Read more ▶

Suzuki Association of Massachusetts:

May 9, 2016 by Emily Rideout

As a board member of the Suzuki Association of Massachusetts, I always look forward to our statewide Suzuki Festival, our biggest event of the year.  This year, our festival directors chose the festival motto ‘Gather – Share – Grow.’  I… Read more ▶

Suzuki Association of Colorado 1983 – 2016

April 15, 2016 by Carol Jilling

The Suzuki Association of Colorado (SAC) was organized in 1983 with James and Jacqueline Mauer and Carol Tarr at the helm. With teacher training seminars established initially in Denver, the SAC grew to represent teachers of all instruments and in… Read more ▶

Congratulations to the states that have met or surpassed their goal!

April 14, 2016

Utah • Pennsylvania • South Carolina • Delaware • New Hampshire • Louisiana • Connecticut Read more ▶

Time for Three in Concert: March 25

March 25, 2016

Tune in to your local PBS station for the premier of “Time for Three in Concert” with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra on Friday, May 25 at 9:00 pm EST. This special will air nationwide on all PBS stations, so be… Read more ▶

25 Reasons You Will Want to Attend a Summer Suzuki Institute

March 18, 2016

Adapted from the May 2015 issue of the Ambassador, a publication of the Aber Suzuki Center, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Discover fresh insights and new approaches to your instrument and music through study with expert clinicians. Work with teachers of national… Read more ▶

Heart of America Suzuki Association

March 18, 2016 by Beth Titterington

We’re having a busy year!  The Heart of America Suzuki Association just held the annual HASA Winter Suzuki Workshop on February 13th, 2016. Over 200 people participated. Valentine presents were given to every student! The concertmaster of the Kansas City… Read more ▶

T-Shirt Contest

March 18, 2016

Ask current or former Suzuki kids about their memorable Suzuki experiences and you can bet that “Institutes” will be among their top 10 favorites! For summer Institutes and Latin American Festivals, the Institute T-Shirt brings back special memories. An Institute… Read more ▶

Suzuki Teachers Honored by Michigan ASTA

March 10, 2016

Gabriel Villasurda and Wendy Azrak were honored in January by Michigan ASTA with a Lifetime Achievement Award and Teacher of the Year, respectively. SAA and ASTA in Michigan  Suzuki teachers love to collaborate and there is no greater show of that… Read more ▶

Suzuki Association of Ontario

February 12, 2016 by Nena LaMarre

Has your state, province, or region considered creating a Chapter Affiliate? The definition of ‘affiliate’ is “a person or organization officially attached to a larger body”.   A Chapter Affiliate is a local Suzuki Association that has met the requirements to… Read more ▶

We are Suzuki: Embracing the Vision

February 1, 2016

SAA 17th Biennial Conference Highlights Read more ▶

Buffalo Suzuki Strings in South Africa: Searching for World Harmony through Music

February 1, 2016 by Raechele Pope-Namaste, Amy Reynolds-Namaste, Linda Ross

Buffalo Suzuki Strings is no stranger to touring. Forever driven by Dr. Suzuki’s vision and the BSS dream of “world harmony through music,” Mary Cay Neal, founder of BSS and the BSS Friendship Touring Ensemble, has taken groups of students… Read more ▶

In Memoriam: Idell Low

January 19, 2016

Dear Suzuki Family, It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Idell Low, SMPLA Director Emeritus. She passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 16th. We will keep you informed of the details of the funeral services… Read more ▶

Suzuki Association of Georgia

January 18, 2016 by Rachael Fischer

The Suzuki Association of Georgia (SAGA) became a SAA Chapter Affiliate in January 2013, and we are pleased to note that we have over 80 members (teachers, families, and friends) in our organization. We’ve had a great year so far!… Read more ▶

Suzuki Association of Indiana

December 15, 2015 by Elizabeth Efroymson-Brooks

The Suzuki Association of Indiana (SAI) was formed several years ago by Jillian Chrisman, Dawn Evans, and myself for the purpose of making connections between the various Suzuki teachers in the state, both private studio and organized schools. The main… Read more ▶

Additional Focus Areas

November 23, 2015

Suzuki Early Childhood Education SECE Sessions Inspire All Suzuki Teachers and Parents! By Joyce Hodge, SECE Coordinator The theme of the 2016 Conference is “Embracing the Vision,” and the SAA’s Suzuki Early Childhood Education community is delighted to be part of such a… Read more ▶

We Are Suzuki: Embracing the Future

November 23, 2015 by Patricia Purcell

We are Suzuki! We have much to share. We have much to appreciate. We have much to celebrate. We have much to learn. Make plans to attend the SAA Conference, May 26 -30, 2016. You will be able to appreciate our… Read more ▶

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