Chairs Column

August 1, 2017 by Joan Krzywicki

Summer is often a time when we take a break from our usual routines and engage in activities that refresh our Suzuki spirit. Attending a Suzuki Institute is one way to do that. Whether we attend as a teacher, a… Read more ▶

Holding Two Concepts In Ones Mind  Episode 4

June 7, 2017 by Sarah Bylander Montzka, Margaret Watts Romney

Students, Teachers, Parents, Administrators: we are all interested in growth and change. In this episode, Sarah Bylander Montzka explains the skill we can all use of “holding two concepts in one’s mind at the same time”—a skill which can nurture growth in students, organizations, and ourselves. Read more ▶

Interview with Bob Duke Honorary Board Member

November 1, 2014 by Pat D'Ercole

Robert Duke is the Marlene and Morton Meyerson Centennial Professor and Head of Music and Human Learning at The University of Texas at Austin, where he is University Distinguished Teaching Professor, Elizabeth Shatto Massey Distinguished Fellow in Teacher Education, and… Read more ▶

Interview Laurel Trainor SAA Honorary Board Member

August 15, 2014 by David Gerry

Dr. Laurel Trainor is a professor in the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour at McMaster University, a research scientist at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Hospital, Toronto, and the director of the McMaster Institute for Music and the… Read more ▶

Chairs Column

February 1, 2014 by Marilyn Kesler

A smile is a wonderful thing for so many reasons. So is a compliment. People know when a smile or a compliment is sincere. There are friends and colleagues who we admire because they are consistently positive in their relationships… Read more ▶

A Gold Star Birthday

April 22, 2013

On the invitation, Dan suggested that, in lieu of gifts, guests make a donation to the SAA Annual Fund. What a brilliant stroke of genius, Dan! Read more ▶

Suzuki ENews 56 Leadership Retreat Board Ballot Summer Institutes Writing Contest

March 22, 2013

In this issue: Leadership Retreat Registration Vote on the Board Ballot by April 10 Summer Institutes: Auditions & Scholarships Student Writing Contest due April 1 Upcoming Events Join us May 23-26 at Deer Creek Lodge in Ohio for the SAA Leadership Retreat! SAA retreats provide participants an… Read more ▶

Suzuki ENews 55 Shaping Our Future Together Board Ballot Student Writing Contest

February 21, 2013

Shaping Our Future Together, Vote on the Board Ballot by April 10, Student Writing Contest, Summer Institutes Are Approaching!, Nurtured by Love New Translation, Leadership Retreat & Parents as Partners Read more ▶

40 and Forward Words from the Board

September 1, 2012 by Susan Baer, Marilyn Kesler

As teachers, we are always giving, but in return we are blessed with gifts well beyond our sacrifices. Churchill wrote, “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” Maybe this is the reason so many of us continue teaching well beyond a retirement age. Read more ▶

2012 Annual Membership Meeting

July 13, 2012

Certificate of Achievement Congratulations to the 2012 Certificate of Achievement Recipients: Gloria Apellaniz, piano, Colorado Daniel Gee, violin, Texas Jessica Meyer, violin, Connecticut Amy Matherly, violin, Massachusetts The SAA Certificate of Achievement recognizes teachers with a commitment to life‐long learning and self‐improvement. Check your training profile to… Read more ▶

Elizabeth StuenWalker Outgoing Board Member

December 1, 2011 by Elizabeth Stuen-Walker

Outgoing SAA Board of Directors member Elizabeth Stuen-Walker served from August 2008-August 2011, serving as secretary from 2009-2011. Tell us about yourself—your studio, your background, and how you became involved with the Suzuki Method. I have maintained a private a studio… Read more ▶

Interview with Past SAA Board Chair Teri Einfeldt

December 1, 2011 by Teri Einfeldt, Karen-Michele Kimmett

How long did you serve on the SAA board before becoming Chair? I served for six years, two of them as chair elect. What aspects of the Chair office surprised you the most? Probably what surprised me the most was beginning to understand… Read more ▶

Board Meeting Minutes September 1518 2011

September 19, 2011

September 15—18, 2011, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada Members present: Susan Baer, Ellen Berry, Dan Browning, Mark George, chair, Frances Green, Marilyn Kesler, Sarah Bylander Montzka, Marilyn O’Boyle, Patricia Purcell, MaryLou Roberts, Lucy Shaw, and Pam Brasch, ex officio. The meeting was called to… Read more ▶

See SAA Board Chair Dr Mark George with Suzuki Students on Windy City Live

August 26, 2011

SAA Board of Directors Chair Dr. Mark George appeared with students of the Music Institute of Chicago on Windy City Live on Thursday, August 25. The performance can be seen here: Read more ▶

Profile Marilyn Kesler Board of Directors ChairElect

August 11, 2011 by Marilyn Kesler

Meet newly-appointed SAA Board of Directors Chair-elect Marilyn Kesler. Kesler begins her two-year term as chair-elect on August 1, after which she will become board chair. Read more ▶

2011 Annual General Meeting

April 13, 2011

The SAA’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, May 28, 5 PM, at the American Airlines Conference Center’s Flagship Auditorium during the SAA’s 2011 Leadership Retreat. All members are encouraged to attend. (Registration for the Retreat is not… Read more ▶

Board Meeting Minutes April 810 2011

April 11, 2011

Friday April 8th, 2011, Boulder, CO The meeting was called to order at 9:06 a.m, by Teri Einfeldt, chair. Members present: Sue Baer, Ellen Berry, Dan Browning, Teri Einfeldt, Chair, Mark George, Chair-Elect, Marilyn Kesler, Sarah Montzka, Patricia Purcell, MaryLou Roberts, Marilyn… Read more ▶

Suzuki ENews 31 Leadership Retreat Articles for Parents Writing Contest 2012 Conference Board Ballot

March 11, 2011

In this issue: Articles for Parents Leadership Retreat Registration Open Parents as Partners 2011 Acknowledgments Student Writing Contest 2012 SAA Conference: May 25-28 Music Teacher Email Scams Teacher Training Auditions Board Ballot Vote Due April 1st Ask the Experts #22 Upcoming SPA Courses Upcoming ECC Courses Articles for Parents We’ve pulled some of… Read more ▶

Ask the Experts 22 SAA Board

March 11, 2011 by Pam Brasch

Why do we have an appointed board and not an elected board? The Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) does not have an appointed board as you suggest. Our by-laws state that, “At least two of the vacancies created by the… Read more ▶

Suzuki ENews 30 Board Ballot Student Writing Contest Stay Connected Frank Longay

February 8, 2011

In this issue: Board Ballot (Active Members Only) Suzuki Student Writing Contest Launch a Valentine Star Leadership Retreat Invitation Board Corner: Stay Connected Ask the Experts #21 Frank Longay, 1948-2011 John Kendall Memorial Observance Upcoming SPA Courses Board Ballot (Active Members Only) Active members can now vote on the 2011 board… Read more ▶

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