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A Collection of Articles for Parents

August 11, 2017

A collection of articles, video transcripts, and podcasts to nurture Suzuki music education. Read more ▶

TERI Natsumatsuri  Suzuki Method Summer Festival at Home 2020

July 10, 2020

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The Michele Higa George Suzuki Outreach Fund

June 16, 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Suzuki Association of the Americas will rededicate the Michele Higa George Suzuki Outreach Fund to providing SAA teacher training scholarships for Black teachers in honor of Michele’s work with Rainbow Suzuki Strings… Read more ▶

NEW Suzuki Violin Recordings to Be Released in July 2020

June 23, 2020

The new Suzuki violin recordings (Volumes 1-3) by internationally renowned violinist, Hilary Hahn, in collaboration with Natalie Zhu, will be released in July of 2020! The new recordings will replace all existing ones associated with the Suzuki Violin School International… Read more ▶

SAA Conference 2020 Cancelled

June 19, 2020

With sadness and disappointment, the SAA is officially cancelling the 19th Biennial Suzuki Conference which had been rescheduled for September. Student and teacher events alike held promise of being a truly outstanding and memorable Suzuki event. If you have the opportunity,… Read more ▶

Long Long Ago played remotely by 91 Japanese Suzuki children

June 9, 2020

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Diversity Accessibility  Inclusion

June 9, 2020

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Concerto for Two Violins in D minor BWV1043 played remotely by Japanese Suzuki children

June 9, 2020

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SECE durante a pandemia Minha perspectiva

June 8, 2020 by Mariana Moretzsohn Duarte, Sharon Jones

Espero, sinceramente, enquanto você lê isso, que você se encontre em segurança e com saúde e buscando formas de lidar com todas as mudanças que vêm acontecendo em nosso mundo nos últimos meses. De fato, estes são tempos surreais, e não… Read more ▶

Making Online Lessons Work with Preschool Students Tips from our community

May 8, 2020 by Christine Goodner

Teaching preschool-aged students has presented a unique challenge during this time of online lessons. Of all the age groups I teach, online lessons are the hardest for many of my students in this age range. I have had to be… Read more ▶

What is making online lessons work for you Tips from our community

May 8, 2020 by Christine Goodner

As we have all been responding to COVID-19 and lessons have moved online, we are so grateful to our wonderful Suzuki community for supporting each other through the process. A big thank you to all the parents and teachers being… Read more ▶

What We Learned the Hard Way So You Dont Have To Part One

May 8, 2020 by Christine Goodner

Every week that I teach online, I get a little better at all of the details. I am learning what helps me keep my energy up and how to best help my students through the assignments I give them. I… Read more ▶

Online Suzuki Teacher Seminars

May 8, 2020

Suzuki Teachers! SAA is sponsoring a limited number of 5-hour online seminars for SAA Member Teachers! These seminars are a one-time series for the months of June through August. With few institutes taking place and regular unit training on hold, this… Read more ▶

SECE During the Pandemic My Perspective

May 7, 2020 by Sharon Jones

I sincerely hope as you read this, you are safe and healthy and finding ways to cope with all the changes in our world over the last couple of months. These are surreal times, indeed, and nobody is unaffected by… Read more ▶

19th SAA Conference Update

April 22, 2020

In case you didn’t receive the news, we have moved the May Conference to September 3-7, 2020, at the Hilton Minneapolis and Minneapolis Convention Center! We hope you will still be able to join us. If you made a hotel guest… Read more ▶

Book One Review Games

April 13, 2020

Suzuki parent Sonia Macak shared with us these beautiful practice games she created for Violin Book One. Click the image to preview, then click the yellow button to download a printable PDF. Read more ▶

In Memory of June Warhoftig

June 15, 2020

June Warhoftig: 1943-2020 It is with great sadness to note the death of flutist June Warhoftig, who passed away peacefully on February 22, 2020. June was known for her easy manner, her friendly, sweet smile with quick laughter and her readiness… Read more ▶

In Memory of Geri Arnold

April 13, 2020

On March 18, 2020, our dear colleague Geri Tata Arnold passed away after a six-year battle with cancer.  She departed this life peacefully in her home with her husband Gary, and children Chas and Sara in Seattle, Washington.  Geri graduated from… Read more ▶

In Memory of Doris Harrel

April 10, 2020

Doris Harrel passed away April 5, 2020, in Austin, Texas, of complications of pneumonia (not the current virus). She was 93 years old. Doris was an SAA piano teacher trainer and long-time member of the SAA Piano Publications Committee. She… Read more ▶

The Suzuki Triangle to the Rescue in Time of Pandemic General tips for approaching online teaching

April 8, 2020 by Evelyn Osborne

We are living in challenging times; our lives have changed dramatically overnight due to COVID-19. It can be overwhelming, and scary for how to continue our studios, but as a Suzuki community, we have a uniquely strong advantage: Do Not… Read more ▶

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