Marilyn O’Boyle

Marilyn O’Boyle

Marilyn O’Boyle became involved with the Suzuki Movement in 1972, starting a Suzuki violin program in Lincoln, Nebraska. She then started programs in Lima, Peru and Santiago, Chile, where she lived in the 1980s. A registered Teacher Trainer, she has taught long term courses at the University of Nebraska, and short term courses in the United States and many Latin American countries. Marilyn is an SAA liaison to Latin American programs. She has directed several summer Suzuki Institutes, including the Eastern Nebraska Suzuki Institute and the TCU Institute. She now directs the New Mexico Suzuki Institute and teaches in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is presently serving a three year term on the Suzuki Association of the Americas Board of Directors.

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Latin American Suzuki Programs

October 6, 2011 by Marilyn O'Boyle

Translations: Español, Português So what does it mean for the SAA to be the Suzuki Association of the Americas, plural? When the SAA was established in 1972, it was charged with the responsibility to care for and nurture the development of… Read more ▶

Ask the Experts #1: Note Reading and Spanish Books

October 19, 2009 by Marilyn O'Boyle

Last summer, focus groups at summer Institutes were asked to submit questions for a panel of “Suzuki Experts” to answer. Here are the first two: How do we help our students learn to read music without deterioration of their technique? First of… Read more ▶

A True Story of How We Expanded the Vision, or, How a Dream Came True

A True Story of How We Expanded the Vision, or, How a Dream Came True

El Salvador Festival, February 2007

May 1, 2007 by Marilyn O'Boyle

After being in sunny, warm Lima, Peru, in January for the Suzuki Festival and returning to winter in the U.S., I was looking forward to more tropical weather in El Salvador three weeks later. And I was not disappointed. Not… Read more ▶

Suzuki Festival: Great things are happening!

November 1, 2006 by Marilyn O'Boyle

It is amazing what can happen in a country when a whole team of violinists decides to work together for the happiness and growth of the children. I have been honored to be a part of this kind of work… Read more ▶

El 3er Encuentro de Profesores de America Latina

May 1, 2005 by Marilyn O'Boyle

Este año, la ciudad de Lima fue anfitriona del III Encuentro de Profesores de América Latina organizado por Roberta Centurion y Caroline Fraser. El crecimiento y desarrollo de estos Encuentros ha sido fenomenal. El Primer Encuentro se llevó a cabo… Read more ▶

The 3rd Latin American Teachers' Conference

May 1, 2005 by Marilyn O'Boyle

This year Lima hosted the Third Latin American Suzuki Teachers Conference, directed by Roberta Centurion and Caroline Fraser. The growth and development of these Encuentros has also been phenomenal. The first Encuentro was held in 1999 and the second in… Read more ▶

Latin American Update

Latin American Update

Report from Colombia

Report from Colombia

First Latin American Teachers Conference

May 1, 1999 by Marilyn O'Boyle

Several months have passed since the first SAA conference of Latin American Suzuki teachers (also known as PEPSAL—Primer Encuentro de Profesores Suzuki de America Latina). Most of you probably saw the wonderful photos and read the words of many of… Read more ▶

Primer Encuentro de Profesores Suzuki de America Latina

Primer Encuentro de Profesores Suzuki de America Latina

Report from Latin America

February 1, 1998 by Marilyn O'Boyle

Festival and Association News The January ‘98 Suzuki Festival in Lima, Peru, brought together students and teachers of violin, cello, guitar, piano and recorder. The pace was intense for the teachers, many of whom taught eight to nine hours each day.… Read more ▶

South American Summer, Suzuki Style!

May 1, 1996 by Marilyn O'Boyle

On January 1st, violinist/violist Dee Martz, guitarist Alan Johnston and I met in the Chicago airport on the first leg of our journey to Peru and then Chile for the Latin American Suzuki Festivals. In Miami, we connected with pianist… Read more ▶

Latin American Update

November 1, 1995 by Marilyn O'Boyle

Plans for the South American Summer Suzuki Festivals are going well. The dates for the Festival in Lima, Peru, are January 3rd to January 10th and the Festival in Santiago, Chile, will take place from January 13th to 20th. These… Read more ▶

Adopt a Country

November 1, 1994 by Marilyn O'Boyle

A wonderful opportunity to experience the international aspect of Suzuki study in your local program or area association! As the SAA Liaison to Latin American Countries, I have talked to many SAA members who would like to be able to… Read more ▶

A Visit With Manuel

November 1, 1992 by Marilyn O'Boyle

On September 26 and 27, 1992, I was in Austin, Texas, and I spent an hour with my former student, Manuel Bravo, listening to him play and talking about his new life here in Austin. I also used the opportunity… Read more ▶

The Suzuki Method in South America

November 1, 1992 by Joseph McSpadden, Marilyn O'Boyle

This report is a composite of information from Suzuki programs in Peru, Chile and Bolivia. Marilyn O’Boyle, South American Liaison for the Suzuki Association of the Americas, and Roberta Centurion provided the information from Chile and Peru. Martha Shackford contributed… Read more ▶

Starting Again In Chile

December 1, 1986 by Marilyn O'Boyle

Here I am in the southern hemisphere again! Our family enjoyed living and working in Lima, Peru for two years (1984-86) where I started a Suzuki program and trained teachers and my husband started a band program at the American… Read more ▶

Pre-Twinkle Songs

Pre-Twinkle Songs

The Suzuki Method in Peru

The Suzuki Method in Peru

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