We are pleased to be able to report that MaryLou Roberts, of Ann Arbor, MI and Mychal Gendron, of Cranston, RI have accepted the invitation to participate as members of the Guitar Committee of the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

Mychal Gendron is a registered Teacher Trainer in guitar. He maintains an active Suzuki guitar studio at the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School, has taught at the Ann Arbor, Colorado, and Hartt Suzuki Institutes and at the International Suzuki Guitar Festival in Santa Clara, California. He has been a regular presenter at Suzuki Association of the Americas Conferences and was Guitar Coordinator for the conference in 2008. His compositions and arrangements have been published and recorded by Mel Bay Publica­tions and by Opus Guitar Publications. In addition to teaching at the RI Philharmonic Music School, Mychal is an Artist Teacher in Guitar at the University of Rhode Island and a Teaching Associate in Guitar at Brown University. He has performed in the US, France, and Brazil.

MaryLou Roberts, MM the Cleveland Institute of Music, BM Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, studied with John Holmquist and Gilbert Biberian. She has been a registered teacher trainer in Suzuki Guitar since 2007, studying Suzuki pedagogy with Frank Longay, William Kossler, and David Madsen. MaryLou lives and teaches in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she is coordinator of the Ann Arbor Suzuki Institute, and directs the Ann Arbor Suzuki Guitar Institute.