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In Memoriam Margaret Peggy Dvonch Swingle

September 23, 2021

Margaret “Peggy” (Dvonch) Swingle (1947–2021) Margaret “Peggy” Dvonch was born in New York, New York to Frederick and Mara Dvonch. She graduated from Carleton College in 1968 and married Larry Swingle. She moved to Bainbridge Island in 1975 and made her… Read more ▶

In Memoriam Kathy Gene Shelhart

September 23, 2021

Kathy Gene Shelhart (of Harrison, NY) died on September 5, 2021. She was born on October 23, 1951, in Toledo, Ohio, and grew up in Toledo; Dearborn, Michigan; and Watertown, Connecticut, where she graduated high school in 1969. In 1974, Kathy… Read more ▶

SAA Board News September 2 2021

September 2, 2021

The Board is pleased to announce Laura Yasuda as Interim Acting Director. Ms. Yasuda will serve in this role until approximately November 2021, when the Board anticipates the SAA’s next long-term Executive Director will be seated. Ms. Yasuda has been a… Read more ▶

Communicating Honor for Diversity Accepting Applications for Cohort 2 Deadline Extended

September 15, 2021

UPDATE: The application deadline for Communicating Honor for Diversity has been extended to Friday, September 24. This 4-part seminar introduces participants to five strategies that increase capacity to engage students, families, and colleagues from diverse backgrounds. Recent… Read more ▶

SAA Board News August 26 2021

August 26, 2021

The search process for the SAA’s next Executive Director (ED) is well underway. The Board looks forward to announcing an interim leader on September 1, 2021. There is a short, planned overlap of approximately five working days… Read more ▶

SAA Board News August 20 2021

August 20, 2021

The Board would like to thank SAA membership for tuning in to the live premiere of the 2021 Annual General Meeting. Translations in Spanish, Portuguese, and French will be available before the end of August. Plans are underway to recognize the… Read more ▶

In Memory of Ms Hiroko Suzuki

August 18, 2021

Ms. Hiroko Suzuki, former president of TERI, passed away on August 13, 2021. She was 80 years old. She is a niece of Dr. Shin’ichi Suzuki, the founder of Suzuki Method, and she grew up listening to Schubert’s “Unfinished”… Read more ▶

SAA Leadership Opportunity  Executive Director

August 10, 2021

The SAA is currently looking for an Executive Director. Please refer to the documents below for more information. Read more ▶

New Board Members

August 6, 2021

The Board is delighted to introduce our new members! Three individuals were elected from a slate of qualified candidates in July 2021. They were seated on August 1, 2021 and are set to engage in Board training and orientation in the… Read more ▶

ISA Online Journal for June 2021

August 3, 2021

The new June 2021 ISA Journal is now available. Vist the ISA Site for the latest Journal Read more ▶

The 70th Suzuki Method Summer School CommemorativeStudent Concert

August 3, 2021

Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 13:00- 15:00 (Japan Standard Time) (Free/No registration required) Play along at home and learn some Summer School history. Program Video: “Summer School Memories on Mount Kirigamine” Message: Professor Ryugo Hayano, TERI President Message: Mayor of Matsumoto City Message: Overseas Suzuki Associations (Part… Read more ▶

The 70th Suzuki Method Summer School CommemorativeTERI Special Instructors Concert

August 3, 2021

Saturday July 31, 2021 at 19:00 (Japan Standard Time) (¥500 online ticket required) Program ♫Bouree/ Händel, ♫Gavotte/Gossec, ♫Liebesleid/Kreisler, ♫Schön Rosmarin/Kreisler Violin: Yuka Eguchi & Piano: Kemp English ♫Chaconne/Vitali Violin: Kyoko Takezawa & Piano: Seizo Azuma ♫Piano Sonata no.17 in d minor op.31-2 “Tempest”, 1st & 3rd mvt./Beethoven Piano:… Read more ▶

How to Translate any SAA Webpage

July 19, 2021

The SAA website does have the ability to translate any page into the regions languages. Just use the Google Translate language switcher on the bottom of any SAA webpage, and set it to the language you want. Alternatly you can… Read more ▶

SAA Board News July 22 2021 English Portuguese Spanish

July 22, 2021

To the Membership: Reminder to Vote All Active SAA members are invited to cast their votes in the current election for open positions in the SAA Board of Directors. The election period will close July 30, 2021, with three positions filled on… Read more ▶

Yumi Kendall

July 19, 2021

Assistant Principal Cello, The Philadelphia Orchestra Yumi Kendall joined The Philadelphia Orchestra in September 2004 as Assistant Principal Cellist, immediately following graduation from the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with David Soyer and Peter Wiley. She began studying cello… Read more ▶

On Being an Adult Suzuki Student

June 30, 2021

by Andrea Macdonald (AB) True musical joy could never have been possible for me without the Suzuki method. I have always been musical. Growing up, I sang in choirs, in musical theatre, and in pop bands. I joined a Balinese gamelan where… Read more ▶
Translations:English | Français

A Year like no other for Suzuki Piano

June 30, 2021 by Gail Lange

One year ago, Suzuki piano teachers, like all Suzuki teachers were faced with new challenges: how to continue to give piano lessons when Suzuki families could not come to the studio. How would teachers give a lesson without being… Read more ▶
Translations:English | Français

Call for Nominations for SAA Board of Directors

June 16, 2021

Call for Nominations! The election of new members for the SAA Board is coming soon! If you are interested in candidacy, we encourage you to consider the guidelines for Board service, the nomination materials, timelines,  and application: https://suzukiassociation.org/news/call-for-nominations-for-june-2021/ We look… Read more ▶

Publications News Suzuki Brass

June 4, 2021

With much joy and enthusiasm, the International Suzuki Association’s Brass Committee and Alfred Music are proud to present *SuzukiTrumpet School, Volume 1*. It is the first Suzuki Method book for the brass instrument family! The recording artist for this first volume is Caleb Hudson from the Canadian Brass, accompanied by pianist Michael Schneider. Read more ▶

Mark Your Calendar

June 3, 2021

Save the date! Annual Membership Meeting Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc. July 25, 8 PM EDT — News, presentations, and updates — Presented on Zoom by the SAA Board All members are encouraged to attend! Read more ▶

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