American Suzuki Journal 41.4

Cover picture by Andreas Beuschel

Published September 2013

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American Suzuki Journal 41.4

Whitney Kelley and Patrick Sutton in recital at East Tennessee State University

Features

Learning More Than the Music: The Influence of the Suzuki Method in the Life and Career of Dr. Whitney Kelley

Flutist Whitney Kelley has worked for the Suzuki Association of the Americas for four years as administrator for chapters and institutes. In spring 2013, she graduated from the University of Colorado with her DMA in flute performance and pedagogy. We… Read more ▶

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A Special Send Off for WWII Veterans: Barcel Suzuki String Academy Performs for Honor Flights

Pablo Casals, the world famous cellist, once said, “Perhaps it is music that will save the world.” The students of the Barcel Suzuki String Academy, located in the suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, are learning the impact music has on the… Read more ▶

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Conference

SAA Conference 2014: Powered By Community--Student Events

SAA Conference 2014: Powered By Community—Student Events

See 2014 student event info here: http://suzukiassociation.org/conference2014/students/ Read more ▶

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Reflections on My First SAA Conference

I am a goal setting type of person—perhaps it’s a result of being a Suzuki violin student since the age of three. I love making goals, working to meet them, and sometimes, revising them along the way. Looking forward to… Read more ▶

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Conferences and Retreats: We Need You!

As a first-time attendee, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I’m now convinced that planning to attend SAA events the weekend before Memorial Day for professional development is one of the best things I can do, both for myself and for my teaching. Read more ▶

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Columns

Chair's Column

Chair’s Column

Music Personifies Life

Music Personifies Life

A Code of Trust

A Code of Trust

The Art of Practicing

The Art of Practicing

Teaching & Learning

The Power of

We know that when working with a beginner we cannot underestimate the importance of the early set up of the instrument and bow hold. These early steps of holding the instrument and bow with comfort and ease are crucial to… Read more ▶

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Waiting for Megan

Waiting for Megan

Repetition Can Be Fun

Repetition Can Be Fun

Pitch Perfect: The Connection between Absolute Pitch and Language Acquisition

Pitch Perfect: The Connection between Absolute Pitch and Language Acquisition

How My Role as a Suzuki Parent Has Inspired My Work as an Early Childhood Educator

How My Role as a Suzuki Parent Has Inspired My Work as an Early Childhood Educator

Refresh and Renew

Refresh and Renew

Setting Your Studio Up for Success: Strategies for Young Teachers--Part VI

Setting Your Studio Up for Success: Strategies for Young Teachers—Part VI

Viewpoints

Beckett and Suzuki

Beckett and Suzuki

Latin America

XXIX International Suzuki Festival

XXIX International Suzuki Festival

Encuentro Mexicano: The First Mexican National Suzuki Conference

One nation, two languages: Spanish and Music. An opportunity to acknowledge one another, to listen to one another, to touch one another’s hearts, to touch one another’s lives. The Mexican Encuentro was more than a musical experience, it was a gathering of hearts and souls all under one common idea: Shinichi Suzuki’s philosophy. Read more ▶

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Stories, Poems & Tributes

How I Learned to Play Guitar

How I Learned to Play Guitar

Twinkle on the Rock

Twinkle on the Rock

Clementi’s Three Sonatinas in C Major

Clementi’s Three Sonatinas in C Major

Beauty

Beauty

Tuning Fork

Tuning Fork

How to Truly Commit to Learning the Violin

How to Truly Commit to Learning the Violin

Studio 155:  Remembering Janos Starker, the Teacher

Studio 155: Remembering Janos Starker, the Teacher