The Suzuki Latin American Associations Committee reports that at the meeting on May 21st had the presence of Bibiana Carvajal, former president of the Suzuki Association of Colombia, who shared her experience during the time she was in charge of the association. The meeting aimed to enrich the mentoring process of new associations and countries that intend to promote a Suzuki association in their territory. In this same meeting, actions carried out in several Latin American countries were shared.

From the Mexican Suzuki Method Association (AMMS)

Recital de Solistas AMMS 2021

It is with great joy that we share the realization of the Soloists Recital, organized by the pedagogical commission of the Mexican Suzuki Method Association. The event aimed to motivate students and publicize the work developed by teachers and by several recognized academies in the country. In this first event, 220 students from different instruments participated: flute, guitar, piano, trumpet, viola, violin and cello. A group of teachers was in charge of selecting the participants through an evaluation process. The concerts were broadcast on the AMMS Facebook page between May 24th and 28th, and are available at the following address:

We extend the warmest invitation to attend them!

In addition, the association is organizing the First Summer Camp, which will take place from July 19th to 25th, 2021. The purpose of this activity is to include students from Mexico in a Suzuki summer camp allowing them to share music, learn, have fun and meet a Suzuki community, from home. In this way, we will contribute to promoting the artistic, socio-emotional and intellectual development of students in these times of virtual work, in addition to generating a connection network with students from all over Mexico.

2021 Campamento Verano AMMS

22nd Suzuki International Festival in Colombia

We are pleased to inform you that the National University of Colombia is organizing the 22nd Suzuki International Festival, in virtual mode, from June 26th to July 11st, 2021. There will be several training courses for different instrument books (piano, cello, violin, guitar, flute), as well as Philosophy course, early childhood music and choral conducting tools. In addition, there will be master classes and musical concerts. Registration is available on the website:

Festival Internacional Suzuki De Colombia

Dalcroze Workshop in Guatemala

The National Suzuki Association of Guatemala, with the purpose of strengthening the musical education of the country through its teachers, offered on May 29th and 30th the workshop “Introduction to the Dalcroze Rhythm”. The event took place via Zoom and was taught by Mexican teacher Georgina Gómez. Directors, musicians, dancers, therapists, parents and those interested in the movement’s pedagogy in the Latin American region were invited to participate.

Introduccion A La Ritmica Dalcroze

IX Suzuki International Festival of Ecuador

IX Festival Internacional Suzuki Ecuador

The Ecuadorian Suzuki Network is pleased to inform you that it is organizing the IX International Suzuki Festival, 100% virtual. On this occasion, the following courses will be offered: Philosophy, Teaching Strategies for all instruments, Guitar 2, Violin 1, Introduction to the Kodály Method and Kodály Strategies. The event will be coordinated by Suzuki teachers and teacher trainers, and will be attended by teachers from Ecuador and other countries in Latin America. The Festival will bring virtual concerts, performed by Suzuki students of all instruments. It will also count on the collaboration of “Rede Jovem PROMESA” in the organization. Registration will be open through the following  link:

Suzuki Piano Challenge in Brazil

The online “Brazilian Piano Challenge Suzuki: 21 Days of Practice” took place from March 8th to 28th, 2021. 179 students from 30 teachers from different states of Brazil participated, in addition to students and teachers from Argentina and Peru.

The event was designed by teacher Helenice Villar, and organized by her and the following teachers: Arthur Melo, Beatriz Santana, Eunice Montanari, Gabriela Campos, Maria Rita Campos, Luciana Hisatomi and Mariana Moretzsohn. The inspiration came from the “Practicatón” event, organized by the Mexican Suzuki Method Association in 2020.

The challenge consisted of daily activities with the aim of motivating a piano practice routine. Here are some examples: practicing without anyone asking and with good posture; review; practice the music of the recital; listen to the audios of the pieces that the student is learning and that he/she will still learn; play a piece of the repertoire in a fun way. Parents also had their specific tasks, such as watching videos and reading texts selected by the organization, with tips on the Suzuki Method, such as review and practice at home.

A closed Facebook group was created for all participants, with the purpose of communicating general messages, providing students the opportunity to post photos, videos and interact with each other, and strengthening the Suzuki piano community in Latin America. Some activities were directly linked to this Facebook group, such as: watching videos indicated by the organizing team, posting photos and videos and leaving positive comments for other participants.

In addition to daily tasks, students had the opportunity to participate in two virtual meetings through the Zoom platform, divided by age and/or level of learning.

Here is a beautiful photo of the team of teachers who organized the event!

May 2021 Newsletter LA Zoom Image

At the end of the event, a recital was held with videos sent by the students after they had practiced the piece selected for the recital during the three weeks of the Challenge, since one of the daily activities was to practice the recital piece. The recitals took place on April 24th (part 1) and April 25th (part 2) through the YouTube Channel “Desafio Brasileiro de Piano Suzuki”. We invite everyone to attend the recitals on our channel:

Parte 1:
Parte 2:

We renew the most cordial invitation to all Latin American countries that work with the Suzuki Method to send information about all the actions they have been carrying out (organization of their associations, events and activities that are being programmed, etc.) in order to share them in the following posts.  This information can be sent to the email: [javascript protected email address].