Skills I didnt know my child had  Episode 5

July 7, 2017 by Margaret Watts Romney

When is the ideal age to start a music education? Many teachers start students as young as 3 and 4 years old, but Dorothy Jones took to heart Dr. Suzuki’s admonition to study the babies. In this episode we hear… Read more ▶

Matsumoto Memoir  Helen Higa

June 23, 2017 by Margaret Watts Romney

Today, we are looking at just one environment created by one teacher, and finding themes that can be applied to good teaching everywhere such as generosity, powerful observation, and warmth. Recently I was introduced to a series of recordings—interviews made a number of years ago with people who studied with Shinichi Suzuki in Japan in decades past. I feel like I’ve had a little trip to Asia in the 1970’s. Read more ▶

Fabio Dos Santos and Student

June 21, 2017

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Holding Two Concepts In Ones Mind  Episode 4

June 7, 2017 by Margaret Watts Romney

Students, Teachers, Parents, Administrators: we are all interested in growth and change. In this episode, Sarah Bylander Montzka explains the skill we can all use of “holding two concepts in one’s mind at the same time”—a skill which can nurture growth in students, organizations, and ourselves. Read more ▶

It Transcended Us to Another World  Episode 3

May 23, 2017 by Margaret Watts Romney

How does listening influence people? Why is listening so powerful? We hear from Joan Kryzwicki about the many times that she, her children, and her community were transformed by listening. Read more ▶

It Doesnt Get Much Better Than This  Episode 2

May 8, 2017 by Margaret Watts Romney

How are in-person and engaged communities created? What do they feel like when you’re in them? We interview group class expert and cellist Carey Beth Hockett to hear her answers. Read more ▶

32nd International Suzuki Festival and 8th Latin American Teachers Conference

May 1, 2017 by Caroline Fraser

Held in Lima Peru, January 4­–25, 2017 The International Suzuki Festivals in Peru and the Latin American Teachers’ Conferences are the most international Suzuki events to be held in the Americas. Seventeen countries participated in these events this year! And there… Read more ▶

Building Noble Hearts New Suzuki Teaching Podcast from SAA

May 1, 2017 by Margaret Watts Romney

Have you ever felt transported to a different place when you were listening to someone tell a story? Have you lost track of time in the car while listening to a radio piece? Do you like hearing about the trials… Read more ▶

Chairs Column

May 1, 2017 by David Strom

It has been an honor to serve as your SAA Board Chair these past two years. In preparing this, my final Chair’s Column message, I turned to our colleague, David Strom. David’s insight and unique ability to speak to the… Read more ▶

Episode 1  You Have to Go On You Have to Grow

April 24, 2017 by Margaret Watts Romney

Who was Dr. Suzuki, why is there a community of teachers following his vision, and what ideas can apply to teachers anywhere? We talk with his former student, Winifred Crock, to answer these questions and more. Read more ▶

Building Noble Hearts  Season 1 Trailer

April 14, 2017 by Margaret Watts Romney

From the Suzuki Association of the Americas, Building Noble Hearts explores the learning environments where we gain knowledge and also grow personally. These interviews with members of the Suzuki music community can inform good teaching everywhere. Read more ▶

The Suzuki Early Childhood Experience

March 13, 2017 by Lynn McCall

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Detroit Youth Volume Interview with Founder Clara Hardie

February 1, 2017 by Dan Browning

One of the best parts of SAA Conferences and Leadership Retreats is the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends with others in the Suzuki world who are doing new and exciting things. I met one such young… Read more ▶

Parents as Partners  2017 Launches Today

January 25, 2017

We are pleased to announce the exciting line-up of titles and presenters that will be featured in Parents as Partners Online 2017. Parents and teachers will have access 24/7 to more than 45 short talks which address such Suzuki-related topics… Read more ▶

Proud to be a Member of Southeast Texas Suzuki Association in Houston Texas

December 8, 2016 by Darbi Green

As president of Southeast Texas Suzuki Association, I’ve had the honor and privilege of getting to know the many talented Suzuki teachers here in Houston. I was asked to write about Southeast Texas Suzuki Association and how we became to… Read more ▶

Conference Performance Videos

November 8, 2016

Did you get to see a student concert at the SAA conference in May? Wish you could enjoy it again? Want to share one with others? Missed one you wish you could have experienced? Good news—they are… Read more ▶

News from Alfred Music September 2016

November 1, 2016 by Pam Phillips

Greetings from Alfred Music. There continue to be additional ways for you and your students to access the Suzuki Method Books! As you know the revised edition of Violin Volume 8 has been released and is in the stores. The… Read more ▶

News from the Suzuki Association of Utah

November 1, 2016 by Stacy Smith

When I took over as President of the Suzuki Association of Utah (SAU) in June of 2016, I knew I had a big job ahead of me. Our chapter is large, both in terms of membership and geography. We are… Read more ▶

Upcoming Events The Suzuki Alumni Project

October 17, 2016

The Suzuki Alumni Project is excited and proud to present the following Alumni performances this season as part of our Suzuki celebration. All artists are donating their time and talent in honor of their Suzuki roots. Jupiter String Quartet: TSAP’s Chicago… Read more ▶

Alfred Music Update

October 17, 2016

Greetings from Alfred Music. There continue to be additional ways for you and your students to access the Suzuki Method Books! As you know the revised edition of Violin Volume 8 has been released and is in the stores. The new… Read more ▶

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