Conference 2010

William Kossler Suzuki Guitar Pioneer

September 27, 2010 by Andrea Cannon

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Tribute to Dorothy Jones

September 27, 2010 by Alice Joy Lewis

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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 ▶

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the International Research Symposium on Talent Education

September 21, 2010 by Alice Ann O'Neill

A record number of Suzuki teachers, researchers and graduate students gathered on May 27 and 28, 2010, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the International Research Symposium on Talent Education. Dr. Robert Duke, Professor of Music and Human Learning from… Read more ▶

SYOA Seventh Successful Year

September 21, 2010 by James Van Reeth, Vanessa Vari

Young musicians from both North and South America joined together at this year’s “Teamwork” Conference to form two outstanding string orchestras—Suzuki Youth Orchestras of the Americas I and II. Each child arrived at the conference very well prepared, having worked… Read more ▶

International Ensembles Concert Sunday Night Finale Event

September 21, 2010 by May Ing, Carol Waldvogel

The International Ensembles Committee of Carol Waldvogel and May Ing kicked into high gear on Sunday, May 30, overseeing the needs of Cellisimo, Allegro!!! and Noah Krauss. The first performance was the Piano Concerto Competition winner, Noah Krauss. Noah was superbly… Read more ▶

2010 A True Team Effort

September 21, 2010 by Christie Felsing

A job worth doing is worth doing together! The 2010 SAA Conference saw true teamwork in action! From its brainstorming stages to the on-site cooperation and collaboration amongst the entire crew, the 13th biennial conference attracted 850 teachers plus many parent,… Read more ▶

2010 Conference Student DVD is here

August 27, 2010

The 2010 Conference Student DVD is now available online. It includes the SYOA 1 & 2, Flute Performing Ensemble, and Piano Concerto performances. If you pre-ordered a DVD at the conference, it should be on the way to you. If you… Read more ▶

2010 Conference Closing Remarks

July 26, 2010 by Mark George

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2010 Annual Meeting Summary

July 25, 2010

Board Chair Teri Einfeldt opened the SAA’s 2010 Annual General Meeting, welcoming and thanking everyone who came. Marilyn Kesler talked about this summer’s institutes. With 67 institutes planned, there are 10 more than in 2009 and 4 more than the average… Read more ▶

Nehama Patkin Artist  Friend

June 3, 2010 by Nehama Patkin

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Teaming Up

March 8, 2010 by Susan Baer

I remember, as a young teacher, reading about the SAA conference and thinking that it might be a good idea to go. I knew there would be interesting speakers to hear, important people to meet, and ideas to stimulate my… Read more ▶

What does TEAMWORK mean to you

August 24, 2009

With the 2010 SAA Conference theme being TEAMWORK, we are interested in hearing what teamwork means to you. Please post in 35 words or less how you define teamwork. How does the concept of teamwork play out in your life… Read more ▶