Suzuki News

19th SAA Conference Update

April 22, 2020

In case you didn’t receive the news, we have moved the May Conference to September 3-7, 2020, at the Hilton Minneapolis and Minneapolis Convention Center! We hope you will still be able to join us. If you made a hotel guest… Read more ▶

Book One Review Games

April 13, 2020

Suzuki parent Sonia Macak shared with us these beautiful practice games she created for Violin Book One. Click the image to preview, then click the yellow button to download a printable PDF. Read more ▶

In Memory of June Warhoftig

June 15, 2020

June Warhoftig: 1943-2020 It is with great sadness to note the death of flutist June Warhoftig, who passed away peacefully on February 22, 2020. June was known for her easy manner, her friendly, sweet smile with quick laughter and her readiness… Read more ▶

In Memory of Geri Arnold

April 13, 2020

On March 18, 2020, our dear colleague Geri Tata Arnold passed away after a six-year battle with cancer.  She departed this life peacefully in her home with her husband Gary, and children Chas and Sara in Seattle, Washington.  Geri graduated from… Read more ▶

In Memory of Doris Harrel

April 10, 2020

Doris Harrel passed away April 5, 2020, in Austin, Texas, of complications of pneumonia (not the current virus). She was 93 years old. Doris was an SAA piano teacher trainer and long-time member of the SAA Piano Publications Committee. She… Read more ▶

The Suzuki Triangle to the Rescue in Time of Pandemic General tips for approaching online teaching

April 8, 2020 by Evelyn Osborne

We are living in challenging times; our lives have changed dramatically overnight due to COVID-19. It can be overwhelming, and scary for how to continue our studios, but as a Suzuki community, we have a uniquely strong advantage: Do Not… Read more ▶

Rescheduling of SAAs 19th Conference

March 27, 2020

Dear Suzuki members, We are excited to share some good news. We are moving the May Conference to September 3-7, 2020, at the Hilton Minneapolis and Minneapolis Convention Center! We hope you will be able to join us! A new reservation page… Read more ▶

Ideas for Suzuki Group Classes on Zoom

March 25, 2020 by Paul Kim, Hannah Lin, Michelle Metty, Christopher Conly Mincer, Sally Williams Minnich

Wondering what to do for group lessons while teaching on Zoom? Here are some possibilities! Playing along with teacher, in group Teacher should mute all students (”mute all” button found in Manage Participants). Students should use “speaker view” so the teacher is large… Read more ▶

Creating an Online Learning Eco System for Suzuki Students during the COVID19 Pandemic

March 19, 2020 by Morganne Aaberg

When the public schools across Indiana and Indiana University made the decision to close because of the COVID-19 virus, it quickly became clear that it would not be possible to teach in-person lessons to my students at the Indianapolis Suzuki… Read more ▶

Coronavirus Doesnt Have to Mean Canceled

March 17, 2020 by Monica Johnston

As the Coronavirus spreads all across the globe, here are some insights from Suzuki Music Academy of Hong Kong, where we’ve been working with a combination of in-person and video lessons since late January. I hope our experience can help… Read more ▶

Sample Communication with Studio Families

March 17, 2020 by Trina Carey Hodgson

The following is an example of guidelines that could be sent out to your studio families. In light of the recent global health alert, I want to make clear our policy about what to do to protect our health, as well… Read more ▶

Suzuki Teaching Online Alternatives

March 17, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced unprecedented challenges to Suzuki teaching worldwide. SAA has put together these resources to support Suzuki teachers through temporary periods of social distancing and quarantine which preclude regular, in-person individual and group lessons. We believe Suzuki teachers… Read more ▶

Practical Advice for Video Assisted Instruction

March 17, 2020 by MaryLou Roberts

Never has there been a more important time to use the words of advice attributed to Theodore Roosevelt: “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” There is something each of us can do! Students and families are… Read more ▶

Featured Events and Performances

February 28, 2020

Your Wildest Dreams Judy Bossuat-Gallic When I was growing up on a farm in upstate New York, I wouldn’t have even know how to imagine the life I’ve lived. Dr. Suzuki’s ideas were influenced by his environment too, with crucial input at… Read more ▶

Early Childhood Live Demonstration Classes and In Concert

February 27, 2020

YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS! SECE Live Demonstration Classes and SECE In Concert at our 2020 SAA Conference! Early Childhood (SECE) Demo Class Application WHO? Inviting ALL Suzuki teachers! WHAT? SAA SECE teacher trainers will teach two live SECE classes demonstrating both Week… Read more ▶

In Memory of Alice Joy Lewis

February 27, 2020

Much beloved Suzuki pioneer, violin Teacher and Trainer, Alice Joy Lewis, passed away February 25 in Ottawa, KS. Obituaryis pending. Visitation is scheduled for Sunday, March 1, 2020, at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, 325 South Hickory, Ottawa, KS 66067. Funeral services will be… Read more ▶

About Suzuki Voice in the SAA

February 18, 2020

Suzuki Voice has been specially designed to teach vocal technique in a progressive manner for all ages: prenatal, pre-school, elementary, teenage, and adult. It begins with the understanding that the voice is an instrument and is committed to addressing… Read more ▶

Home Recording  Translation Guidelines for Suzuki Voice

February 18, 2020

Special note: The ISA Voice Committee is not authorized to ask for or give copyright permission to any Suzuki Voice Teacher for any purpose. Approval to use the name Suzuki in connection to Voice must be gained from the ISA… Read more ▶

Suzuki Voice Teacher Training

February 18, 2020

The Suzuki Voice SAA Teacher Training Program Suzuki Voice SAA Teacher Training Basic Teacher Technical Requirements All SAA Teacher Development Programs are designed as in-depth pedagogical studies for professional musicians. To qualify as a Participant in the courses, you must submit and pass… Read more ▶

Suzuki Voice Then and Now

July 19, 2012 by Mary Hofer

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