American Suzuki Journal 41.3

Cover picture by Jennifer Visick

Published June 2013

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American Suzuki Journal 41.3

Features

The 16th Suzuki Method World Convention: Matsumoto, Japan

Interview: Vijay Iyer

Grammy-nominated composer-pianist Vijay Iyer was described by Pitchfork as “one of the most interesting and vital young pianists in jazz today,” by The New Yorker as one of “today’s most important pianists… extravagantly gifted… brilliantly eclectic,” and by the Los Angeles Weekly as “a boundless and deeply important young star.” Read more ▶

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Let's Think Big about Starting Small

Let’s Think Big about Starting Small

Columns

Chair's Column: Access or Excellence

For music education, the past twenty-five years have been both encouraging and heart-breaking. Read more ▶


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Aspirations

Aspirations

Making the World a Slightly Better Place, One Life Saver at a Time

Making the World a Slightly Better Place, One Life Saver at a Time

Friends for Life: How the Suzuki Method Fosters Crucial Social Bonds Between Musicans

Friends for Life: How the Suzuki Method Fosters Crucial Social Bonds Between Musicans

The Twinkle Dances: Developing Rythmic Acuity and Having Fun Doing It

The Twinkle Dances: Developing Rythmic Acuity and Having Fun Doing It

Baroque Style for the Suzuki Flute Teacher

Baroque Style for the Suzuki Flute Teacher

Teaching & Learning

Finding a Balance of Deliberate and Informal Practice

Finding a Balance of Deliberate and Informal Practice

Compound Interest, Every Day Practice and Review

Compound Interest, Every Day Practice and Review

Setting your Studio Up For Success: Strategies for Young Teachers Parts IV-V

Setting your Studio Up For Success: Strategies for Young Teachers Parts IV-V

Our Journey to 1,000 and Beyond: The Adventures of Practice Man

Our Journey to 1,000 and Beyond: The Adventures of Practice Man

The Minuet Project: Telling the Story in the Music

The Minuet Project: Telling the Story in the Music

Every Child Can and Every Child Should Have the Opportunity to Try

Every Child Can and Every Child Should Have the Opportunity to Try

Music and Movement

Music and Movement

Viewpoints

Teaching the Child, Not the Violin

Teaching the Child, Not the Violin

Latin America

Latin American Update: XXVIII International Festival, Lima, Peru, January 5–28, 2013

The Peru Festival continues to be a vibrant center for Suzuki teacher training in Latin America. Read more ▶

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News From Here & There

¡Viva Suzuki! : How Children Celebrate and Help One Another

¡Viva Suzuki! was created at the Colorado Suzuki Institute in 2001 to collect musical equipment and supplies and distribute them to teacher workshop participants who would take the instruments back to their underserved communities around the world. Read more ▶

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Book Review

CD Review: Jinju by Laura Larson, Flute

Jinju, a classical music CD featuring flutist Laura Larson, presents a delicate interweaving of culture and time through music. Read more ▶

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News & Information

2013 Leadership Retreat Report

The value of the SAA learning community was demonstrated repeatedly throughout the weekend, the process of visioning the future of Suzuki education was experienced, and through many opportunities for small group and one-on-one exchanges, many new friendships were formed. Read more ▶

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Suggested Supplementary Repertoire for Revised Violin Books 6, 7 & 8

The SAA Violin Committee is excited to report that the Revised Book 6 of the Suzuki Violin School is finally in print. Included in the mailing of the next SAA Journal is a list of Suggested Repertoire for Books 6,… Read more ▶

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