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Reflections on the Advancement of the Suzuki Method in Santiago de CubaHow the dream of two violin teachers became reality

December 19, 2018 by Cecilia Dayana Rosales Prieto

Santiago de Cuba is a city known for its rich history and its distinctive cultural influence. Located in southeast Cuba, with more than five centuries since its founding, this eclectic city is known as the “capital of the Caribbean.” A musical… Read more ▶

Your Teacher is an Undercover Superhero and You Are the Key A special message for students and their parents too

December 19, 2018 by Karen Kubin

This might seem like a stretch, the claim in this title. I mean, your teacher is fabulous, of course: friendly, knowledgeable, skilled—but a superhero? Not exactly! What you do not realize is that she is deep undercover, like Bob Parr… Read more ▶

Early Experiences Elevate Everything What does a pediatrician want Suzukiteachers to know

December 19, 2018 by Kate Einarson

Pediatrician Dipesh Navsaria delivered a fascinating keynote speech at the 2018 SAA Conference that revolved around what he referred to as “the world of the early brain.” He talked about many concepts that Suzuki teachers would find familiar, including the… Read more ▶

GivingTuesday

November 27, 2018

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We, the Board members of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, are very grateful for all the gifts that music, the Suzuki Method, and childhood music education have brought to our lives. We… Read more ▶

Jogos de Prtica

November 6, 2018 by Kathleen Schoen

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Jogos de Prtica

November 6, 2018 by Kathleen Schoen

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Tocar com propriedade

November 6, 2018 by Edward Kreitman

“Ownership” O que motiva as crianças a tocarem um instrumento musical Fazer com que as crianças queira por elas próprias estudar e dominar uma peça, faz parte de um quadro muito maior do que simplesmente querer que eles dominem uma… Read more ▶

A medida do progresso

November 6, 2018 by Susan Baer

Da serie de videos Pais como parceiros 2016 Quando embarcamos em um projeto tão importante quanto o papel que a musica terá na vida deles, é muito comum ficarmos preocupados se seremos capazes. Uma vez que nossos principais decisões foram tomadas… Read more ▶

Practicing Can Be Hard  Season 2 Episode 3

August 1, 2018 by Brittany Gardner, Jessica Lahey, Margaret Watts Romney

Music practice has its highs and lows. Sometimes we reach a state of bliss and flow as we find the perfect balance of competence, challenge, and creativity with our instrument. Or, sometimes we can feel like Sisyphus; over and over… Read more ▶

First Suzuki Convention of the Americas May 15 2019 Cancun Mexico

June 18, 2018 by Leslie Mizrahi

Connecting two continents through one dream: Dr. Shinichi Suzuki’s vision and philosophy. Showing the world that we can erase boundaries, when it comes to children and music we all speak one same language: the language of the heart. This convention was created… Read more ▶

Additional Recordings for the Suzuki Violin School

September 13, 2018

from the SAA Violin Committee Establishing a rich musical environment through listening is a cornerstone of the Suzuki approach and an all-important component of the “Language Learning Analogy.” Listening repetitively to fine performances creates a palette of musical concepts and ideas… Read more ▶

Select Conference Videos from 2018

September 25, 2018

The 2018 SAA Conference was a huge success. Thank you to all presenters, participants, and organizers! Here are a few videos to give you a flavor or a reminder of the weekend. Koen Rens’ masterful keynote speech, “Suzuki Music Education: The Power… Read more ▶

I Get to Bring Them In  Season 2 Episode 4

September 13, 2018 by Clara Hardie, Mark Mutter, Ashley Nelson, Margaret Watts Romney

What is community? How do you find it? Join it? Build it? It’s more than just showing up to a bake sale with brownies from a box, then taking off (though I’ve done this many times). Is it bowling clubs… Read more ▶

Costa Rica Students in Chicago

August 21, 2018

Eight Costa Rican Suzuki students and their families (21 total!) traveled to the Chicago Suzuki Institute in Deerfield, IL, this past June. What a great boost to the Book 1 and 2 classes and the beginning orchestra! Photos courtesy of Rosella… Read more ▶

Book One Has Become More Alive for Me The Revisiting Unit One Course

August 15, 2018 by Margaret Watts Romney

We all need a boost sometimes. For some teachers, repeating an entire beginning training course (though very worthwhile!) feels like not quite the boost they were looking for. Enter Revisiting Unit One, a course designed for experienced teachers who are… Read more ▶

Talking Together  On Sale Now

July 31, 2018

Talking Together: Getting Beyond Polarization Through Civil Dialogue: Getting Beyond Polarization Through Civil Dialogue From our 2018 SAA Conference keynote speaker, Kay Collier McLaughlin, this book is resource guide of theories translated into exercises people can practice to develop the skills… Read more ▶

Alfred Music Product Update News  July 2018

July 19, 2018

Here is an update to the book list from Alfred Music for July 2018: Alfred Music Product Update News PDF Read more ▶

Play with Others and Fast Track Your Progress

July 10, 2018 by Melanie Doderai

When signing up for music lessons, students can expect to attend a weekly lesson, to practice regularly at home and to repeat this process every week. Knowing that this requires many hours of commitment, new families often ask why I… Read more ▶

2018 Minijournal Cover Contest

May 1, 2018

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Minijournal Cover Design Contest! Cover Design Best of Show Ages 4-6 Best of Show Ages 7-10 Best of Show Ages 11-14 Staff Favorite Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Read more ▶

Chapter Round Table Session from Conference 2018

June 20, 2018

Transcript for Website At the 2018 Conference, all Affiliated Chapters were invited to a session to connect and hear news of each other’s recent successful projects. The comments from each of the Chapters were audio recorded. Here is an edited (for… Read more ▶

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