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Review Memories of Dr Shinichi Suzuki  Son of His Environment

February 1, 2015 by Helen Brunner

Memories of Dr Shinichi Suzuki: Son of His Environment, Lois Shepheard. Lois Shepheard writes her book Memories of Dr Shinichi Suzuki: Son of His Environment with very good credentials. As a violin graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Australia,… Read more ▶

Book Review Violin Lessons by Katrin St Clair

January 20, 2014 by Allen Lieb

Author and Suzuki violin teacher Katrin St. Clair has just published her first book in a series she is planning about family life in the Suzuki method. *Violin Lessons!!* is written as a twenty-one-page illustrated booklet following Jim and his mom as they begin their journey into the world of music and Suzuki violin lessons. Read more ▶

Suggested Supplementary Repertoire for Revised Violin Books 6 7  8

June 24, 2013

The SAA Violin Committee is excited to report that the Revised Book 6 of the Suzuki Violin School is finally in print. Included in the mailing of the next SAA Journal is a list of Suggested Repertoire for Books 6,… Read more ▶

Suzuki Violin School Book Revisions Update

May 21, 2013

The Revised Book 6 of the Suzuki Violin School and Piano Accompaniment are finally here! While there was some delay in getting the revised Book 6 to press, the ISA Violin Committee felt the book should be thoroughly prepared before… Read more ▶

New Book 101 Japanese Childrens Songs For Developing Note Reading Skills

March 26, 2013

Now available from the SAA store: 101 Japanese Children’s Songs For Developing Note Reading Skills by Yoko Abe. Read more ▶

New Revised Editions Now Available Nurtured by Love and Suzuki Violin School Volume 6

March 6, 2013

Nurtured by Love Revised Edition is now available from your local retailer and from the SAA online store. The revised edition for Suzuki Violin School Volume 6 will be in stores in early March. Read more ▶

Digital Downloads of Suzuki Recordings

January 25, 2013

We are very excited to let you know that this summer Suzuki recordings will become available at Alfred.com/downloads, and eventually on iTunes and Amazon. Read more ▶

Violin Books 68 Revision Update

December 14, 2012

The SAA Violin Committee is excited to report that the revised Book 6 of the Suzuki Violin School is finally on its way! Alfred Publishing is expecting Book 6 to be ready for printing in January 2013. Read more ▶

Suzuki Guitar Books 1  2 Revision Your Input Wanted

August 10, 2012

Dear Suzuki Guitar Teachers of the SAA, Greetings and hoping that this finds you well and enjoying your teaching and playing. We are writing to inform of you of some recent developments in the Suzuki Guitar world. The International Suzuki Association Guitar Committee… Read more ▶

Michael Strauss Viola Book 8 Recording Artist Appointed to Oberlin Faculty

May 30, 2012

Oberlin Conservatory of Music announced Tuesday that violist Michael Strauss, former student of William Preucil, Sr., and Suzuki Viola Volume 8 recording artist, is newly appointed Associate Professor of Viola and Chamber Music. Dean of the Conservatory David H. Stull… Read more ▶

Book Review The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace

December 1, 2011 by Merry Bing Pruitt

We teachers and parents are in charge of much of the motivation of students, so learning the best ways to show appreciation for the efforts of the students and parents we teach is vital. Read more ▶

Math Fun for Suzuki Families

October 7, 2011

The newly re-released book Math Fun for Suzuki Families by Andy J. Felt and George Kung is now available in the SAA Online Store. Using principles of Dr. Suzuki’s approach to education applied to mathematics, Math Fun features more than… Read more ▶

Two Books Added to the SAA Store

September 21, 2011

Group Lessons for Suzuki Violin and Viola By Carolyn McCall Book, 84 pages, $12.95 Group lesson ideas for violin and viola, organized by book level and technique/skill. Focus on Suzuki Piano: Creative and Effective Ideas for Teachers and Parents By Mary Craig Powell Book, 76 pages,… Read more ▶

New Book The Life and Letters of Frdric Chopin

June 2, 2011

Four-part series on Chopin by Malgosia Lis, which features original translations of Chopin’s letters by the author and was originally published in the American Suzuki Journal. Now conveniently bound together in a single volume. The 41-page book is spiral bound… Read more ▶

Book Review Frederico The Mouse Violinist by Mayra Calvani

May 25, 2011 by Andrew Blankenship, Benjamin Blankenship, Jennifer Blankenship

With help from their mother, Jennifer Blankenship, Suzuki piano students and brothers Andrew and Benjamin Blankenship reviewed the newest release from children’s book author Mayra Calvani, *Frederico, the Mouse Violinist*, a charming and educational story about a mouse who lives in Antonio Stradivari’s workshop. Read more ▶

Book Review Teaching With an Open Heart by Edward Kreitman

May 25, 2011 by Carol Dallinger

I never sit down with a book and read it cover to cover, but when I opened *Teaching with an Open Heart* to the first page, I could not put it down until I had finished the epilogue! Read more ▶

Book Review Repertoire for Intermediate Pianists Vol A and B by Christopher Liccardo

May 25, 2011 by Catherine McMichael

Repertoire for Intermediate Pianists Volumes A and B, with CD recordings, selected and performed by Christopher Liccardo, with additional performances by Joseph Liccardo. Published by Liccardo Music, www.liccardomusic.com. Piano teachers, both Suzuki and traditional in approach, will find an excellent… Read more ▶

Book Review Recollections of a Peripatetic Pedagogue by John Kendall

March 25, 2011 by Susan Kempter

This much anticipated book is a candid and honest account of the life of John Kendall. It is written in simple language, almost understated, and photographs are informative and plentiful. Read more ▶

First Impressions of New Piano Books

August 25, 2010 by Gail Lange

First impressions of the New International Editions of the Suzuki piano repertoire are all positive. It is obvious that the ISA Piano Committee, chaired by Mary Craig Powell, set Suzuki Piano on a new path. Twelve new pieces have been… Read more ▶

New Products

June 22, 2010

4 Mini Poster Collection of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki Four 8.5″ x 11″ posters of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki featuring his quotes. Photography by Art Montzka. $14 “If love is deep, much can be accomplished.” “Beautiful tone, beautiful heart.” “Tone has a living soul.” “The words ‘Music… Read more ▶

New Repertoire for Suzuki Piano Books 47

January 1, 2010

The Suzuki International Piano Committee is currently completing its work on the newly revised and edited International Editions of Suzuki Piano Books 4-7. These books are projected to be released at the SAA Conference in May, 2010. The accompanying CDs,… Read more ▶

Ask the Experts 2 Business of Teaching

October 26, 2009 by Susan Baer

Last summer, focus groups at summer Institutes were asked to submit questions for a panel of “Suzuki Experts” to answer. Here is the second installment. Does SAA have any written materials free for members that outline all business aspects of starting… Read more ▶

Ask the Experts 1 Note Reading and Spanish Books

October 19, 2009 by Marilyn O'Boyle

Last summer, focus groups at summer Institutes were asked to submit questions for a panel of “Suzuki Experts” to answer. Here are the first two: How do we help our students learn to read music without deterioration of their technique? First of… Read more ▶

Revising Suzuki Piano Books 57

May 10, 2009 by Pam Brasch, Teri Einfeldt, Gail Lange, Mary Craig Powell

The International Suzuki Piano Committee, working with Mr. E.L. Lancaster of Alfred Publishing Company, met in Boulder, CO, in November 2008 to begin work on revisions to Suzuki Piano Method Books 4-7. History was made for Suzuki Piano as a… Read more ▶

Book Discussion for the VLR

March 16, 2009

The book Talent Is Overrated by Geoff Colvin will be discussed during the Virtual Leadership Retreat. There is a review of the book in the latest issue of the ASJ on page 31. Read the book in preparation for the… Read more ▶

Recordings for Suzuki Books 8 and 9

February 2, 2009

Guitarist William Kanengiser, Alfred Music, and the Guitar Committee of the International Suzuki Association have come to agreement on his recording of Books 8 and 9 of the Suzuki Guitar Schoo. Recognized as one of America’s most brilliant guitarists, William Kanengiser… Read more ▶

Book 9 of the Suzuki Guitar School Released

February 2, 2009

Alfred Music has just released Book 9 of the Suzuki Guitar School and the edition should be on music store shelves by next week. The volume represents a 25 year collaborative project in the development of an effective application of… Read more ▶

Video about the New Piano Books

September 2, 2008 by Cleo Ann Brimhall, Doris Koppelman, E.l. Lancaster, Gail Lange, Mary Craig Powell, Renee Chomet Robbins

Mary Craig Powell and E.L. Lancaster discuss the improvements and changes made by the international piano committee. Four teachers demonstrate and discuss the four new pieces added to these books. From the 2008 SAA Conference session, “Energize Your Teaching with… Read more ▶

Energize Your Teaching with the New Suzuki Piano Books 13

August 25, 2008 by Cleo Ann Brimhall, Doris Koppelman, E.l. Lancaster, Gail Lange, Mary Craig Powell, Renee Chomet Robbins

Mary Craig Powell and E.L. Lancaster discuss the improvements and changes made by the international piano committee. Four teachers demonstrate and discuss the four new pieces added to these books. From the 2008 SAA Conference session, “Energize Your Teaching with… Read more ▶

New Violin Books and Recordings

August 1, 2008 by Ronda Cole, Lorraine Fink, Karen-Michele Kimmett, Allen Lieb, Doris Preucil, Sanford Reuning

The SAA Violin Committee presents a comprehensive overview of the newly published Suzuki Violin School Volumes 1, 2 and 3 and their recordings. The committee outlines the history and mechanics of the revision process, and the procedure for the compilation,… Read more ▶

News from the Piano Committee

March 5, 2008

The editing and translation of the new revisions of the Suzuki Piano Books 1,2, and 3 is drawing to a close. Many thanks to Mary Craig Powell, Co-Chair of the International Piano Committee, for the tremendous amount of volunteer work… Read more ▶

Bass Committee News

March 5, 2008 by S Daniel Swaim

The Bass Committee has been meeting twice yearly to develop the repertoire of the Suzuki Bass School. After working for several years, the committee is beginning to see the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. At the retreat… Read more ▶

Revised Suzuki Piano Books 13

December 31, 2007

By spring, 2008, Alfred plans to release the revised editions and recordings for the new International edition of the Suzuki Piano Method, Books 1-3. Many thanks to Mary Craig Powell who is the SAA’s representative to the International (ISA) Piano… Read more ▶

New Materials

November 1, 2006

Please note that there are a number of valuable new materials available on the SAA website. Several new books were recently added: SAA’s newest collection of parent articles, Winning Ways, William Starr’s I Know a Fox with Dirty Socks, Ed… Read more ▶

Book Review The Adventures of a Harp Mouse by Diane E Dunn

November 1, 2005 by Kathleen Spring

One of the benefits of being a teacher of young children is having a good reason to indulge in a weakness for attractive children’s books. The waiting students need books to look at and/or read, right? Of course being a… Read more ▶

Book Review Hannah Waters and the Daughter of Johann Sebastian Bach by Barbara Nickel

November 1, 2005 by Kaitlin Phelan

This is a great book whether music interests you or not. It revolves around the story of two girls who are very different in time, personality and some of their interests. What they have in common is their passion for… Read more ▶

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