American Suzuki Journal 41.1

Cover picture by Sandra C. Davis

Published December 2012

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American Suzuki Journal 41.1

Features

Snapshots from the Suzuki Circle: The American Suzuki Journal at Forty

Snapshots from the Suzuki Circle: The American Suzuki Journal at Forty


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From Matsumoto to Cleveland

From Matsumoto to Cleveland

Ripples

Ripples

My Suzuki Journey

My Suzuki Journey

Never Too Far Away to

Never Too Far Away to “Twinkle”: Remembering the Suzuki teachers who supported us on our overseas Suzuki journey

John Kendall's Early Contributions to Suzuki Education in the United States

John Kendall’s Early Contributions to Suzuki Education in the United States

John Kendall Remembered 1917-2011

John Kendall Remembered 1917-2011

Profile: Sheryl Shohet, Suzuki Association of Hawaii

Profile: Sheryl Shohet, Suzuki Association of Hawaii

A Tale of Suzuki Piano in Three Countries

A Tale of Suzuki Piano in Three Countries

Finding Suzuki in the Adirondacks

Finding Suzuki in the Adirondacks

Profile: Laurie Niles, Founder of Violinist.com

Profile: Laurie Niles, Founder of Violinist.com

Suzuki Through the Storm

Suzuki Through the Storm

Dr. Suzuki's Legacy Lives on in Victor, New York

Dr. Suzuki’s Legacy Lives on in Victor, New York

One Small Step at a Time: History of the Development of Suzuki Bass

One Small Step at a Time: History of the Development of Suzuki Bass

Solfege in Sabalibougou: Western Theory in West Africa

Solfege in Sabalibougou: Western Theory in West Africa

Classical Music: The Foundation for Life in Our Suzuki Family

Classical Music: The Foundation for Life in Our Suzuki Family

A Modified Triangle: Learning Harp as an Adult

A Modified Triangle: Learning Harp as an Adult

A Suzuki Anniversary and a Madison Anniversary

A Suzuki Anniversary and a Madison Anniversary

The Future of the Suzuki Guitar Method

The Future of the Suzuki Guitar Method

A Conversation with Frank Longay

A Conversation with Frank Longay

Today's Investment: Beyond Technology

Today’s Investment: Beyond Technology

Reaching Beyond the Barriers

Reaching Beyond the Barriers

SAA is 40! : Visiting the Past, Vitalizing the Future

First SAA President Bill Starr speaks about the founding of the Suzuki Association of the Americas 40 years ago. Keynote address from the 2012 SAA Conference. Read more ▶

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Columns

Chair's Column

The fortieth anniversary of the Journal of the Suzuki Association of the Americas is an opportunity to reflect on both the history and the future of Suzuki Education. Read more ▶

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Eleven Great Reasons Group Class is More Than Worth the Effort

Eleven Great Reasons Group Class is More Than Worth the Effort

Stop, Prepare, Play

Stop, Prepare, Play

Teaching & Learning

Mindfulness Meditation and the Suzuki Lesson: Creating

There are so many ways that we have all learned to “tune out” and go right to autopilot mode. This keeps us very far away from the here and now, the present moment. Read more ▶

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The Review Process: Working for Improvement

The Review Process: Working for Improvement

Practice Ideas for Beginner Pianists

Practice Ideas for Beginner Pianists

Recital Ideas: Careful Preparation Yields Success

Recital Ideas: Careful Preparation Yields Success

“Eine Kleine… What?” Chamber Music Coaching for Middle-School Students

Twenty-First Century Suzuki: Android-Assisted Lessons

Twenty-First Century Suzuki: Android-Assisted Lessons

Viewpoints

Trying Our Hardest or Doing Our Best?

Trying Our Hardest or Doing Our Best?

Latin America

Latin American Update

Latin America embraces the Suzuki spirit, and programs in Latin America continue to grow and flourish. Teacher training courses have increased in the past years and more countries are organizing regular Festivals, which include children’s classes along with teacher training courses. Read more ▶

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News From Here & There

Our Incredible Journey

My nine-year-old daughter, Natalie, and I attended the Hartt Suzuki Institute this summer for the first time. What a rewarding experience it was for both of us! Intense, but also intensely FUN. And nothing short of transformational. Read more ▶

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Project Beautiful Heart: Carrying out Dr. Suzuki's message in American Society

We are all familiar with the many quotes from Dr. Suzuki teaching students to be thoughtful to others. The ideas of learning through listening, imitation, repetition, etc., associated with Dr. Suzuki’s mother tongue approach are really only half of his method. He gave a great deal of time and effort in his lessons working on students character development. Read more ▶

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News & Information

Violin Books 6-8 Revision Update

The SAA Violin Committee is excited to report that the revised Book 6 of the Suzuki Violin School is finally on its way! Alfred Publishing is expecting Book 6 to be ready for printing in January 2013. Read more ▶

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Revisiting 40 and Forward: Mini Online Conference 2012

Videos and Handouts from SAA’s 15th Conference, 40 and Forward—sign up now! You are sure to find inspiration, useful ideas, and thoughts to ponder and discuss with colleagues and studio families. Read more ▶

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Do Even More with the SAA Website

We’ve recently added more services to the SAA website: online audition and scholarship applications, member directory improvements, and more. Read more ▶


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Suzuki Star Power: Annual Fund Drive 2012

The Suzuki Association of the Americas builds the infrastructure that makes it possible for Suzuki Education to flourish in the Americas. The SAA is strong because of visionary and supportive people like you. Please consider making a contribution to the SAA annual fund to continue our important work. Read more ▶


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2012 Scholarship Recipients

Fifty-six teachers received scholarships for Teacher Development in 2012. Recipients attended courses at Institutes and workshops in North America, Latin American Festivals, and university Suzuki pedagogy degree programs. Congratulations! Read more ▶


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In Memoriam: Don G. Campbell, 1947-2012

The music world has lost an inspiring teacher and intrepid sonic explorer in Don Campbell, whose pioneering work extolling the transformative power of sound and music is now reverberating in homes, schools, universities, healing centers, and concert halls throughout the world. Read more ▶


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