SAA Piano Teacher Trainer Fay Adams Honored as TMTA Teacher of the Year

June 12, 2015

Congratulations to Fay Swadley Adams, SAA Piano Teacher Trainer, who has been named as the Tennesee Music Teachers Association Teacher of the Year! Fay has made an invaluable impact in her community and in the larger Suzuki community with… Read more ▶

Christie Felsing Receives ISTA Leopold LaFosse Studio Teacher Award

June 5, 2013

Christie Felsing is this year’s recipient of the Iowa String Teachers Association “Leopold LaFosse Studio Teacher Award.” Congratulations! Read more ▶

Winifred Crock named SLSO Educator of the Year

May 3, 2013

Suzuki teacher Winifred Crock received the 2013 St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Educator of the Year award. Congratulations! Read more ▶

Creating Learning Community Awards 2012

September 1, 2012

The Suzuki Association of the Americas presented the 2012 Creating Learning Community Awards on Saturday, May 26, during a ceremony at the SAA 15th Biennial Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Recipients were Pamela Reit: “The Heart and Soul of Green Mountain Suzuki”… Read more ▶

Pam Brasch Creating Educating and Organizing the Future of the SAA

September 21, 2010 by Carol Tarr

Sometime in the early 1980s, I received a call saying a family was moving from Evanston, IL, to Boulder, CO. Would I teach their son Suzuki cello? Alas, it was at least an hour’s drive from Boulder to Lakewood—but at… Read more ▶

Dorothy Jones The Heart of Suzuki Early Childhood Education

September 21, 2010 by Nancy Brady

Dorothy’s introduction to the Suzuki Method was in the winter of 1968/69 when daughters Beth and Sharon began Suzuki violin study. Dorothy soon learned about the developments in Suzuki Piano and embarked on her career as an instructor and trainer… Read more ▶

William Kossler Bringing Suzukis Ideas to Guitar in the Americas

September 21, 2010 by Andrea Cannon

It is my pleasure to share with you the work of William Kossler in bringing the experience of his Matsumoto Training to Suzuki Guitar in the Americas. Suzuki Teachers place high priority on Dr. Suzuki’s Philosophy. Those who worked with… Read more ▶

Judi Gowe Bagnato Longtime Advocate for the Suzuki Movement

September 21, 2010 by Gilda Barston

The Creating Learning Community awards are designed to celebrate significant contributions by individuals or groups who have contributed to the support of Dr. Suzuki’s ideas and the Suzuki community. Judi Bagnato, a Music Education and Suzuki Editor at Alfred Music… Read more ▶

Creating Learning Community Awards 2010

September 21, 2010 by Carol Ourada

On Saturday evening of the conference, the ballroom was hushed in anticipation for the announcement of the recipients of the Creating Learning Community Awards. Through the biennial CLC Awards Program the SAA is pleased to recognize and celebrate significant contributions by… Read more ▶

Creating Learning Community Nominations

October 1, 2009

The Creating Learning Community awards are designed to celebrate significant contributions by individuals or groups within our community. Nominations for 2010 Creating Learning Community award recipients are due December 31, 2009. Please consider those you know who have contributed significantly… Read more ▶

Cleo Brimhall Modeling the Suzuki Spirit with Joy

October 8, 2008

From a video presentation assembled by colleagues, family, and friends. Cleo Brimhall is the founder of all the enduring Suzuki programs in Utah. She started the Utah Talent Education Guild under Dr. Suzuki’s loving guidance and has stayed on the SAU… Read more ▶

Michael Yaffe Building Bridges for Suzuki in the University and the Community

October 8, 2008 by Teri Einfeldt

22 years ago, when he first moved to CT from Fairfax, VA to become the director of the University of Hartford’s Hartt School Community Division, Michael Yaffe had a clear vision of everything he was hoping to accomplish in his… Read more ▶

Eleanor Allen Suzuki Pioneer in the Heartland of America

October 8, 2008 by Beth Titterington

Good morning! I am Beth Titterington and a current SAA board member. I am pleased and humbled to present this award to Eleanor Allen. Unfortunately, Eleanor, who will be 93 on June 5th, is not able to be with us… Read more ▶

Fairbanks Suzuki Institute Gathering a Community Around Suzukis Vision

October 8, 2008 by Gail Johansen

Imagine flying over hundreds of miles of rivers, mountains, with a town here or there but mostly vast wilderness. Then though it is nearly 1 am in the morning, through the glare of sunlight, a small city appears below. Upon arriving… Read more ▶

Creating Learning Community Awards

October 8, 2008 by Carol Ourada

On Conference years, through the CLC Awards program, the SAA is pleased to recognize and celebrate significant contributions by outstanding individuals, groups, programs and organizations within our unique community of teachers, parents, students, families and friends, members of the business… Read more ▶

Suzuki Teachers Recognized

February 1, 2007

Alice Joy Lewis, beloved Suzuki Teacher and founder of Ottawa [KS] Suzuki Strings, has been named the recipient of a 2007 Governor’s Arts Award. The Governor’s Arts Awards is an honor given annually to distinguished Kansas artists and arts educators;… Read more ▶

Longay Conservatory of Guitar Suzuki Vision and Leadership

November 1, 2006 by David Madsen

It is my great honor to present Frank Longay with the SAA Creating Community Learning Award for his accomplishments in developing the Longay Conservatory of Guitar. I first met Frank in the summer of 1991 when I took Suzuki Book… Read more ▶

Douglas Turpin Establishment of the Parkway Schools Suzuki String Orchestra Program

November 1, 2006 by Winifred Crock

Dr. Douglas L. Turpin, Director of the E. Desmond Lee Fine Arts Education Collaborative, received his doctorate from Washington University in Saint Louis and B.S. from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. He served as Director of the Whitaker Music Education… Read more ▶

Yuko Honda Treasured Voice for Dr Suzuki in the Americas

November 1, 2006 by Barbara Balatero, Sandra Payton

Undoubtedly most of us have read about Yuko’s childhood in her father’s memoir Suzuki Changed My Life. She began her violin studies at age four with Yamamura sensei. During her early childhood, her parents took her to Matsumoto to study… Read more ▶

Aurora Suzuki Violins A Model of Effective Leadership in the Suzuki Community

November 1, 2006 by Carol Waldvogel

The Creating Learning Community awards are designed, in part, to celebrate significant contributions by individuals. This particular award recognizes a person who has worked for the development and expansion of the Suzuki learning community. Stan Smith is an ideal example… Read more ▶

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