A Collection of Articles for Parents

August 11, 2017

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

Dr Suzuki Birthday Testimonials

October 17, 2017

Dr,Suzuki’s profound philosophy and approach to pedagogy changed my life. The SAA was and continues to be the vehicle for my education. Thank you, SAA.   —Deanna Badgett In honor of Dr. Suzuki’s Birthday, I feel it’s my responsibility to give back… Read more ▶

Happy Birthday Dr Suzuki

October 10, 2017

Happy Birthday, Sensei! On October 17, 2017, we commemorate Dr. Suzuki’s 119th birthday and remember the extraordinary man at the heart of our Suzuki world. Please join us in celebrating Dr. Suzuki, our beloved Suzuki community and future generations of teachers by… Read more ▶

La Va Rpida alxitoen su Viaje Suzuki Por Lee Hadden

October 9, 2017 by Lee Hadden

  Crecí como estudiante de viola con el método tradicional y tuve la fortuna de haber contado con una excelente maestra de clase mundial desde que tenía diez años hasta que me fui a la universidad a los diecisiete años.  Recuerdo que estaba sentado… Read more ▶

Consejos y nimo para padres Suzuki BrittanyGardner

October 9, 2017 by Brittany Gardner

Hola, mi nombre es Brittany Gardner y soy profesora de cello en Salt Lake City. Me emociona participar en Parents as Partners (Padres como compañeros) y espero que lo que hoy tengo que decir les sea útil.   He pasado tiempo en todas las esquinas del Triángulo Suzuki. Primero fui estudiante y… Read more ▶

Matsumoto Memoir  Sarah Hersh

October 3, 2017 by Sarah Hersh, Margaret Watts Romney

We are dipping back to a series of recordings—interviews made a number of years ago with people who studied with Shinichi Suzuki in Japan in decades past. In their voices, hear their curiosity and admiration as they remember their experiences. Also, you can hear the inspiration, wisdom, and gratitude that they’ve kept with them since they left. We’ve heard similar stories from Winifred Crock, Helen Higa, and Mark Bjork about their time studying in Matsumoto with Shinichi Suzuki. So while we are working on the full episodes for Season Two, we will occasionally release these Matsumoto Memoires: simple storytelling, straight from the people who were there… Lightly edited for clarity, without narration. Our story starts in the 70’s, in Ohio where Sarah Hersh was studying music. She loved playing violin, was curious about teaching, and happened to have a lucky locker assignment. Welcome to this Matsumoto Memoir from Sarah Hersh. Read more ▶

The Expanded Suzuki Triangle Nurturing the Student within the Community

June 20, 2012 by Kathleen Schoen, Thomas Wm Schoen

This is a video response to a parent who asked, “Why bother with an institute?” We tried to go back to the basic principles of Suzuki philosophy to explain how events like institutes, group classes, and conference opportunities provide the… Read more ▶

El ABC de la experiencia de grupo  Por Jacqueline Maurer

September 26, 2017 by Jacqueline Maurer

A tiempo a la hora de llegada Llegue temprano para tener tiempo de sacar el instrumento del estuche y afinarlo, ¡y tiempo para tomar aliento! ¡Ayude a que la clase comience con puntualidad! Buen comportamiento Se nutre un comportamiento amoroso, cortés… Read more ▶

Creando retroalimentacin positiva y constructiva  por Alex Revoal

September 26, 2017 by Alexander Revoal

Imagine la siguiente situación: Usted ha estado trabajando en un proyecto de investigación en el trabajo por un tiempo y presenta sus hallazgos a los jefes del departamento, incluyendo a su supervisor, antes de presentarlos al consejo a fin de… Read more ▶

Estrategias Creativas para una Revisin Eficaz  Encuesta de las Actividades Preferidas desde el Tringulo Suzuki  Rafael Videira

September 26, 2017 by Rafael Videira

Hola, mi nombre es Rafael Videira, y soy profesor Suzuki de viola y violín. Hoy me gustaría hablar sobre diferentes maneras para que el momento de revisión del repertorio sea divertido y eficaz. Las actividades que sugeriré fueron tomadas de artículos… Read more ▶

Todo padre puede  Holly Blackwelder Carpenter

September 26, 2017 by Holly Blackwelder Carpenter

Hace unas pocas semanas recibí un mensaje de mi hermano (padre Suzuki de 3 niños), decía “Sé que todos los niños pueden, pero no estoy seguro de que todos los padres puedan” ¿Alguna vez te sentiste así? Pues yo sí. El… Read more ▶

Toda famlia  capaz  Holly Blackwelder Carpenter

September 26, 2017 by Holly Blackwelder Carpenter

Algumas semanas atrás recebi uma mensagem de texto do meu irmão (pai Suzuki com três filhos). A mensagem dizia “Eu sei que toda criança é capaz, mas não tenho certeza de que essa mãe o seja.” Você já se sentiu… Read more ▶

Recomendaes e Encorajamento para Pais Suzuki  Brittany Gardner

September 26, 2017 by Brittany Gardner

Olá, meu nome é Brittany Gardner, e sou professora de violoncelo em Salt Lake City. Estou entusiasmada por participar no Parents as Partners, e espero que o que eu tenho a dizer hoje seja útil para você. Eu já passei por… Read more ▶

Criando Comentrios Positivos e Construtivos  por AlexRevoal

September 26, 2017 by Alexander Revoal

Considere o seguinte cenário: Você tem trabalhado em um projeto de pesquisa no trabalho por um tempo agora e você apresenta seus resultados ao seu departamento, incluindo o seu supervisor, antes de apresentá-los ao conselho no final do mês. Você está confiante no conteúdo, mas… Read more ▶

Spotlight Matt Jefferson Bass Trombone

August 1, 2017

I think what the Suzuki program helped me to do is not to look at musical skill like a “talent” or a “special ability.” I was a part of the community and the strong musical environment enabled me to unlock elements within myself that most people can’t/don’t access. Read more ▶

Suzuki Hurricane Relief Fund

September 1, 2017

The Suzuki Association of the Americas, in coordination with the Texas SAA Chapter Affiliates, North Texas Suzuki Association and Southeast Texas Suzuki Association, would like to invite you to participate in our campaign to support the teachers and families in… Read more ▶

TERIs Grand Concert to Take Place Spring 2018

September 17, 2017

2018 is the 120th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. On April 4 of this special year, TERI will hold the 54th Grand Concert. It has been nine years since the last Grand Concert took place. In 2011,… Read more ▶

Matsumoto Memoir  Mark Bjork

September 1, 2017 by Mark Bjork, Margaret Watts Romney

Our story starts in the 60’s, in Minnesota, when Mark Bjork was heading to an intriguing concert. He was going to see a tour group of very young Japanese children playing complex concertos brought to North America by Shinichi Suzuki. Welcome to this Matsumoto Memoir from Mark Bjork. Read more ▶

Student Events

July 18, 2017

SAA conferences provide numerous events designed for selected Suzuki students from across the Americas.  Conference student events offer unique observation experiences for participating teachers and great coaching and performing experiences for students.  Students may apply to participate in instrument-specific masterclasses… Read more ▶

Session Proposals

July 18, 2017

If you’ve already attended an SAA Conference, you know that one of the best things is the sharing of ideas over several days of well-planned sessions. Topics are varied, speakers are well-versed and dynamic, and handouts abound. Conferences give you… Read more ▶

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