A Star for...Geri Arnold

July 1, 2015 by Wendy Azrak

A Star for…Geri Arnold If you look in the Galaxy of Giving, you’ll find a couple of stars dedicated to Geri Arnold, my close friend and Suzuki colleague. Geri has always freely given her energy and her knowledge… Read more ▶

2016 Conference Planning Survey

June 18, 2015

Start now to make your plans! The Suzuki Association of the Americas 17th Biennial Conference “We Are Suzuki: Embracing the Vision” Hilton Minneapolis & Minneapolis Convention Center May 26-30, 2816 Thank you for attending SAA’s recent Conferences and Retreats. The Conference Team (45 strong!) would… Read more ▶

Music and Social Responsibility

June 17, 2015 by Mark George

Do musicians have a special responsibility to serve their community? This is a question I have asked myself throughout my more than thirty year career as a musician, music teacher and arts administrator. Music is a language that is at once… Read more ▶

Annual Meeting 2015

June 14, 2015

Video from the 2015 Annual Meeting in Deer Creek Lodge, Ohio on May 23rd. Read more ▶

Wishing

June 14, 2015

The joy of music is exemplified in this beautiful video of over 450 students singing Wishing at the 2nd Suzuki Encuentro in Morelia, Mexico, May 2015. Conducted by Ernesto “Tato” Garcia Velasco, this performance was part of the final festival… Read more ▶

SAA Piano Teacher Trainer Fay Adams Honored as TMTA Teacher of the Year

June 12, 2015

Congratulations to Fay Swadley Adams, SAA Piano Teacher Trainer, who has been named as the Tennesee Music Teachers Association Teacher of the Year! Fay has made an invaluable impact in her community and in the larger Suzuki community with… Read more ▶

2015 Minijournal Cover Contest Winners

June 8, 2015

Thank you to all that participated in the 2015 Minijournal Cover Design Contest! This year we received a record high of 47 entries! New categories were added to acknowledge the fine work of so many young artists. You will… Read more ▶

Inspiration and Connection at the 2015 Leadership Retreat

May 29, 2015 by Barbara Balatero, Heather Watson Hardie, Samara Humbert-Hughes, Laura Nerenberg, Alice Ann O'Neill, Kathleen Schoen, Danette Schuh, Rafael Videira

For many Suzuki teachers, SAA Conferences and Leadership Retreats are the best way to kick off summer. Packed full of inspiration and camaraderie, these events are not to be missed! Read more ▶

Top 10 Things to Do Immediately After the SAA Leadership Retreat

May 27, 2015 by Ian Salmon

Congratulations! You made it through the 2015 SAA Leadership Retreat! You have a renewed sense of motivation and a slew of great ideas that you are eager to implement into your studio. What do you do next? Organize your notes?… Read more ▶

Suzuki Piano School Volumes 1-7 Digital Audio and eBooks Now Available

May 20, 2015

Great news for Suzuki teachers and families from Alfred Music Publishing Audio Downloads! The downloadable audio for Suzuki Piano School Vol’s 1-7 is now available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon, etc… Read more ▶

Parents

April 28, 2015

A large part of the Suzuki triangle is the Suzuki parents, and the Suzuki Association provides resources to parents that participate in the success child’s Suzuki experience. Below you will find some of the links to the different resources… Read more ▶

The Gift of a Teacher

April 22, 2015 by Erica Wood

“Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul.”—Plato In my life I have been a student, a parent and a teacher. I have seen this… Read more ▶

Suzuki E-News Transforms into Short Score

April 21, 2015

Spring is here again! With spring emerging, the weather is warming back up, and new changes and new life is taking root everywhere. Here at the Suzuki Association of the Americas Spring is bring about some fresh new changes.… Read more ▶

Adding Bass to Your Program

March 30, 2015 by Virginia Dixon

Once there was a wonderful orchestra. It had mostly violinists divided up into two sections, but also plentiful violists and cellists. Each member had thorough training, since they had all started at a very young age, and they could technically… Read more ▶

A Star for Kyoko

February 19, 2015 by Carey Beth Hockett

by Carey Beth Hockett You may have heard of Kyoko Selden from her translations of many articles on Talent Education, including a recent new translation of Nurtured by Love. I first met the Seldens in the late 70s when I was living… Read more ▶

Suzuki Teacher Featured in Short Documentary,

February 3, 2015 by Russ Hamilton

Danielle Turano is a New York and Connecticut based performer, artist, and Suzuki Educator. Recently, the online blog and video project Jack’s Gap featured her in a short documentary. This documentary is part of a new series called Following Heart. The… Read more ▶

Review: Memories of Dr Shinichi Suzuki - Son of His Environment

February 1, 2015 by Helen Brunner

Memories of Dr Shinichi Suzuki: Son of His Environment, Lois Shepheard. Lois Shepheard writes her book Memories of Dr Shinichi Suzuki: Son of His Environment with very good credentials. As a violin graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Australia,… Read more ▶

Parents as Partners kicks off January 15

January 12, 2015

Parents as Partners Online is about to begin! What better way to nurture yourself and your own studio parents along the Suzuki journey than by watching a short video at your convenience!  Click here to register for the event, which… Read more ▶

Join Parents as Partners Online!

January 5, 2015

Start your new year off right by enrolling in the exciting Parents as Partners Online series!  This year’s offering will surely inspire you, with 60 beneficial talks for your Suzuki journey.  Click here to register for the event, which officially… Read more ▶

SAA Violin Committee Announces Publication of Revised Volume 7

December 19, 2014

The long wait is over! As of the first of November, the Revised Edition of Suzuki Violin School Volume 7 has been on the market from Alfred Publishing. The book is available in two formats: violin part alone with accompanying… Read more ▶

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