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

Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes Also on Stitcher and other popular podcast apps. Feed URL: https://suzukiassociation.org/podcasts/building-noble-hearts/ Music Sun Up Transcript Margaret Watts Romney: This is Building Noble Hearts, a production of the Suzuki Association of the Americas. I’m your host Margaret Watts Romney. Today, we… 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 ▶

A Collection of Articles for Parents

August 11, 2017

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

Can Every Parent

August 11, 2017 by Holly Blackwelder Carpenter

From the Video Series Parents As Partners Online 2015 A few weeks ago I received a text message from my brother (Suzuki parent with 3 children) It read “I know every child can, but I am not sure that this parent… Read more ▶

Play It Again Sam  How to Implement Listening in Home Practice

August 11, 2017 by Jennifer Burton

From the Video Series, Parents As Partners Online 2015 Hi, I am Jenny Burton and I am going to talk about listening today. The name of my talk is “Play it Again Sam: How to Implement Listening in Home Practice.” There… Read more ▶

Crafting Constructive Positive Feedback

August 11, 2017 by Alexander Revoal

From the Video Series, Parents As Partners Online 2017 Consider the following scenario. You’ve been working on a research project at work for a while now and you present your findings to the department, including your supervisor, before you have to… Read more ▶

The Value of Repetition

August 11, 2017 by Susan Baer

From the Video Series, Parents as Partners Online 2011 Hi, my name is Sue Baer. Thank you for joining me today on this session, addressing The Value of Repetition. I believe that every child is capable of playing their instrument at… Read more ▶

A Thousand Bow Holds You Must Be Kidding

August 11, 2017 by Barbara Balatero

From the Video Series, Parents as Parnters Online 2016 When I have a new cello student, one of the first big assignments I give them is to make 1,000 good bow holds. I don’t allow my students to place the bow… Read more ▶

Advice and Encouragement for Suzuki Parents

August 11, 2017 by Brittany Gardner

From the video series, Parents as Partners Online 2015 Hi my name is Brittany Gardner, and I’m a cello teacher in Salt Lake City. I’m excited to be participating in Parents as Partners, and I hope that what I have to… Read more ▶

Back to Basics What Every Teacher Wants You to Know

August 11, 2017 by Lucy Shaw

From the video series Parents as Partners Online 2013. Welcome to the 2013 edition of PPO online. I am Lucy Shaw, and I run a private Suzuki studio just outside of Seattle in the state of Washington. My talk today is… Read more ▶

A Measure of Progress

August 11, 2017 by Susan Baer

From the video series Parents As Partners Online 2016 When we embark on a project as important as preparing our children for the role that music will play in their lives, it’s only natural that we concern ourselves with a host… Read more ▶

The Importance of Group Classes

August 11, 2017 by Jennifer Burton

From the video collection Parents As Partners Online 2012. Hi! My name is Jennifer Burton, and it’s my pleasure today to talk with you about the importance of Group Classes. I think there are about six things that I really… Read more ▶

Creative Strategies for Effective Reviewa Survey of Favorite Activities from within the Suzuki Triangle

August 11, 2017 by Rafael Videira

From Parents as Partners Online 2016. Hello, my name is Rafael Videira, and I am a Suzuki viola and violin teacher. Today I would like to talk about ways to make reviewing the repertoire fun and effective. The activities I… 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 ▶

Chairs Column

August 1, 2017 by Joan Krzywicki

Summer is often a time when we take a break from our usual routines and engage in activities that refresh our Suzuki spirit. Attending a Suzuki Institute is one way to do that. Whether we attend as a teacher, a… Read more ▶

Filosofa Suzuki at Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City

August 1, 2017 by Leslie Mizrahi

The “Introduction to the Filosofía Suzuki” course is usually a four-day course, which has been successfully offered all over Latin America for more than 30 years now. In March 2017, this course made history, for it was offered, for the first time in America, as part of the obligatory curriculum of a university career. Read more ▶

Bringing Your Gifts and Feeding a Hunger that the World Has  Episode 6

July 27, 2017 by Alice Ann O'Neill, Margaret Watts Romney

Have you ever felt so focused on the project in front of you that the rest of the world seemed to disappear? Perhaps time stood still? You felt in complete harmony with things around you? This place is a source… 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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