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November 8, 2016

Did you get to see a student concert at the SAA conference in May? Wish you could enjoy it again? Want to share one with others? Missed one you wish you could have experienced? Good news—they are… Read more ▶

Conference invite from SIUE

November 17, 2015

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Interview: Erin Keefe

November 14, 2015 by Mark George

Among the many delights to be had at the upcoming SAA Conference in Minneapolis is a performance by the Minnesota Orchestra with violin soloist Erin Keefe. The New York Times called Erin Keefe “an impressive violin soloist,” but that is… Read more ▶

Interview: Scott Tennant

November 14, 2015 by Andrea Cannon

This unique interview is a sort of a cyber-roundtable of questions for guitarist, teacher and technical guru Scott Tennant. Scott is a founding member of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, an amazing soloist, and the author of what has become… Read more ▶

2016 Conference Planning Survey

June 18, 2015

Start now to make your plans! The Suzuki Association of the Americas 17th Biennial Conference “We Are Suzuki: Embracing the Vision” Hilton Minneapolis & Minneapolis Convention Center May 26-30, 2816 Thank you for attending SAA’s recent Conferences and Retreats. The Conference Team (45 strong!) would… Read more ▶

Inspiration and Connection at the 2015 Leadership Retreat

May 29, 2015 by Barbara Balatero, Heather Watson Hardie, Samara Humbert-Hughes, Laura Nerenberg, Alice Ann O'Neill, Kathleen Schoen, Danette Schuh, Rafael Videira

For many Suzuki teachers, SAA Conferences and Leadership Retreats are the best way to kick off summer. Packed full of inspiration and camaraderie, these events are not to be missed! Read more ▶

The Sound of Community: SAA 16th Conference Keynote

August 15, 2014 by Gabriel Pliego

Perhaps some of you have experienced the following situation: when a three- or four-year-old student comes to our studio, she and her mother frequently believe we are Heifetz or Perlman, Dorothy DeLay or Josef Gingold, or one of them .… Read more ▶

Reaching Out

April 17, 2014 by Ellen Kogut

Every two years, hundreds of Suzuki teachers descend upon the Minneapolis Hilton for the Suzuki Association of the Americas Conference. The Conference offers presentations, workshops, masterclasses, and performances, as well as the incredible opportunity to connect with colleagues from all… Read more ▶

Learn, Celebrate, Empower: Connect with Your Community at the 2014 Conference

March 18, 2014 by Daina Volodka Staggs

We have a unique opportunity at the biennial SAA conferences to come together to learn, celebrate, and improve our teaching and ourselves through the power of Dr. Suzuki’s vision of educating children… Read more ▶

Conference 2014 Planning: It's Never Too Early!

February 14, 2014 by Libby Felts

We share some tips from seasoned conference goers on early-stage planning for an SAA conference. Read more ▶

Recollections: My First Conference

November 15, 2013 by Libby Felts

Some members of the 2014 SAA Conference planning team shared their recollections of their first conference experience. Have a memory to share? Tell us in the comments. Read more ▶

Suzuki E-News #63: Conference Clinicians, 2014 Institutes, Book Sale, Upcoming Events

October 11, 2013

In this issue: SAA Conference: Guest Clinicians, Student & Session Applications Due Oct 15 & 25 2014 Summer Institutes Back-to-School Suzuki Book Sale Ends Oct 31 Suzuki Principles in Action: Upcoming Courses News from Here and There In Memoriam: Dee Martz Upcoming Events There is just so much… Read more ▶

Discovering the SAA Conference

October 11, 2013 by Ian Salmon

I used to ask, “Who is going to the conference?” But, not anymore. Once you experience it, you will never miss it again. Read more ▶

Encuentro Mexicano: The First Mexican National Suzuki Conference

September 18, 2013 by Leslie Mizrahi

One nation, two languages: Spanish and Music. An opportunity to acknowledge one another, to listen to one another, to touch one another’s hearts, to touch one another’s lives. The Mexican Encuentro was more than a musical experience, it was a gathering of hearts and souls all under one common idea: Shinichi Suzuki’s philosophy. Read more ▶

Conferences and Retreats: We Need You!

September 18, 2013 by Stacy Smith

As a first-time attendee, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I’m now convinced that planning to attend SAA events the weekend before Memorial Day for professional development is one of the best things I can do, both for myself and for my teaching. Read more ▶

Reflections on My First SAA Conference

September 18, 2013 by Christine Goodner

I am a goal setting type of person—perhaps it’s a result of being a Suzuki violin student since the age of three. I love making goals, working to meet them, and sometimes, revising them along the way. Looking forward to… Read more ▶

We Can Do Small

August 29, 2013 by Dorothy Jones, Sharon Jones

Early Childhood specialist Dorothy Jones and her daughter, ECE Teacher Sharon Jones, share their experiences with the value of pre-natal listening, including both listening music and speech. Their experiences with children who have been listening before birth have convinced them… Read more ▶

Suzuki E-News #60: Trumpet! Suzuki Principles in Action, Conference, News From Here & There

July 18, 2013

Suzuki Teacher Training for Trumpet, SAA Conference, May 22-26, 2014, Suzuki Principles in Action: Upcoming Courses, News from Here and There, Upcoming Events Read more ▶

Suzuki E-News #59: SAA Conference & Student Opportunities, Suzuki Americas 2014, Annual Meeting Summary

June 18, 2013

In this issue: SAA Conference, Suzuki Americas 2014 & Latin American Suzuki Ensemble, Annual Meeting & Leadership Retreat Summary, News from Here and There, Upcoming Events Read more ▶

Suzuki E-News #58: Supplementary Violin Repertoire, Minijournal, 2014 Conference

May 21, 2013

In this issue: 2014 Conference Dates: May 22-26 in Minneapolis Suggested Supplementary Repertoire for Revised Violin Books 6-8 Suzuki Violin School Book Revisions Update Minijournal Cover Contest Winners 2014 Conference Dates: May 22-26 Plans are underway to make the SAA 2014 Conference, “Powered by Community,” a… Read more ▶

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