A big thank you to everybody who participated in the 2014 Minijournal Cover Design Contest!
You can get a free copy of the 2014 Minijournal if you attend an Institute this summer. Copies will be on sale online for 50 cents in… Read more ▶
Every two years, hundreds of Suzuki teachers descend upon the Minneapolis Hilton for the Suzuki Association of the Americas Conference. The Conference offers presentations, workshops, masterclasses, and performances, as well as the incredible opportunity to connect with colleagues from all… Read more ▶
In 1964, the first Suzuki tour group from Japan, called “10 Children,” wowed string teachers with every performance along their tour route. The performances of that group of young children from Japan were the start of everything that has led… Read more ▶
We have a unique opportunity at the biennial SAA conferences to come together to learn, celebrate, and improve our teaching and ourselves through the power of Dr. Suzuki’s vision of educating children… Read more ▶
To Suzuki Friends of Dee Martz:
A memorial service for Dee Martz has been set for May 27 at 11 a.m. in Stevens Point, WI. The service will be held at UWSP in Michelsen Hall. Those attending the SAA Conference in Minneapolis… Read more ▶
It is conference registration time once again! Join your colleagues in Minneapolis May 22-26, 2014 and experience “Powered by Community”! You are an essential part of our Suzuki community, and your presence at the conference enriches the experience for all… Read more ▶
A hallmark value of the Suzuki learning community is our commitment to lifelong learning. Shinichi Suzuki believed that we become teachers at one hundred years of age, and until that point, we are all students.
He was known for greeting… Read more ▶
Who are the Preucils?
Bill and Doris and their four children, each of whom became a professional musician and married a professional musician, and nine grandchildren, breathing the air of music in the home and some of them coming to… Read more ▶
Dr. Suzuki encouraged us to devote our efforts to educating children to have beautiful hearts and noble souls. Is there any greater calling than this? The connections within our Suzuki community give us the resources to make this task easier. Read more ▶
Charlene Wilson, musician and cello teacher, passed away on Saturday, January 4, at the age of 81.
She will be fondly remembered by her daughters, Charlyn Wilson of Tualatin, OR, and Cynthia Halle of Upperco, MD; her son James Wilson… Read more ▶
Congratulations to the Hartt Suzuki String Program on twenty-five years of excellence in Suzuki education, and to Teri Einfeldt, who was honored at last weekend’s celebrations!
At the January 18-19, 2014, weekend of celebrations, Teri Einfeldt was honored with the State… Read more ▶
Author and Suzuki violin teacher Katrin St. Clair has just published her first book in a series she is planning about family life in the Suzuki method. *Violin Lessons!!* is written as a twenty-one-page illustrated booklet following Jim and his mom as they begin their journey into the world of music and Suzuki violin lessons. Read more ▶
Suzuki Violin teacher and SAA violin teacher trainer Joseph Kaminsky has been selected as the Missouri ASTA Artist Teacher of the Year, which is awarded to “a performing musician who has taught in addition to their career as a performer and has made a significant contribution to the education of string students in the State of Missouri.” Read more ▶
Application Deadline Extended for Bass Students
Greetings, bass teachers!
The deadline for bass student participation at the 2014 Conference (Bass Choir, Master Classes and SYOA) has been extended until November 20. We would love to have a strong showing for bass… Read more ▶
When the individual dreams become a collective reality, we start to make a significant difference; we start to see the deeper meaning of our actions.
In May 2008, the SAA brought together the first Latin American Suzuki Ensemble. Read more ▶