Festivals

About the First Week of Suzuki Teacher Training and the Ninth Spring Retreat

September 1, 2012 by Fabio Dos Santos, Renata Pereira

One of the measures taken by military dictatorship that ruled Brazil between 1964 and 1985 was the withdrawal of musical training from the curricula of Brazilian schools. Read more ▶

2012 A Festival that Continues Growing Up

May 1, 2012 by Angelica Villa

Under the slogan associated with music for a better world, in 2008, Colombia celebrated ten years of Suzuki Festivals. Since then, the organizing team has not stopped their joint efforts to continue making this wonderful experience possible. Today, in the… Read more ▶

2011 Scholarships  Latin America Festivals

August 24, 2010

Now is a great time to start working on your Scholarship Application for next year. 2011 scholarships are for short-term, long-term, or apprenticeship teacher training between May 1, 2011 and May 31, 2012 and must be postmarked by February 5,… Read more ▶

Bogota Suzuki Festival  JuneJuly 2008

January 26, 2009 by Kelly Williamson

For the first time, flute training courses were offered at the Bogota Suzuki Festival this past June. Ten participants, all from Bogota, attended the Book 1 class. For the Book 2 class, three of these participants continued into the second… Read more ▶

First International Suzuki Festival in Patagonia

December 10, 2008 by Cristina Villafane

The Festival in Patagonia took place in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina, from the 10th to the 13th of September, 2008. 40 participants attended the course on Suzuki Philosophy given by the Scottish teacher Caroline Fraser from Perú. Three participants… Read more ▶

Building Community The International Suzuki Guitar Festival

December 10, 2008 by MaryLou Roberts

On July 7, 2008 we began an exciting new event in the development of Suzuki Guitar in North America: the first International Suzuki Guitar Festival, held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in sunny California. No one knew quite what… Read more ▶

XXIII International Suzuki Festival

July 10, 2008 by Roberta Centurion, Caroline Fraser

Lima, Peru January 5-24, 2008 Over 200 teachers and 400 students attended this successful event held in Newton College in the capital city of Peru. The SAA teacher trainers were Marilyn O’Boyle, Nancy Lokken, Nancy Hair, Virginia Dixon, MaryLou Roberts, Doris Koppelman… Read more ▶

Second Annual Costa Rica Suzuki Festival

July 10, 2008 by Carmen Wise

This was my second time at the Festival, at the invitation of Lidia Blanco, President of the Costa Rica Suzuki Society I had met Lidia for the first time at the Latin Suzuki Festival in Peru and then again at… Read more ▶

Flute at XXIII Festival Internacional de Musica Suzuki in Lima Peru

July 7, 2008 by Kelly Williamson

Flute Books 2 and 3 were offered for returning teachers, including participants from Peru, Colombia, and Chile, and Book 1 was offered for new Suzuki flute teachers from Peru and Colombia. A new course, Introduction to Flute, was also offered… Read more ▶

V Suzuki Music Festival of Buenos Aires

October 22, 2007 by Kelly Williamson

The 5th Suzuki Music Festival of Buenos Aires took place from September 14th to 23rd, 2007. For the first time at the Buenos Aires festival, there were teacher workshops in flute, thanks in great part to the efforts of Fernando… Read more ▶

IV Suzuki Festival in Guanajuato

May 1, 2007 by Etna Ethel Diemecke Rodriguez

Etna Diemecke, Festival Coordinator, reported the following highlights from the IV Suzuki Festival in Guanajuato, Mexico, November 11-15, 2006. 19 teachers and 7 parents participated in the Philosophy course, taught by Caroline Fraser. 19 teachers attended the Early Childhood Education course taught… Read more ▶

Experiences in Lima Peru 2007

May 1, 2007 by Nancy Lokken

My first experience in Peru was teaching at the XXII International Suzuki Festival in Lima. Two of the three courses I taught while I was there were pedagogy units in violin. Each unit was followed by a 10-hour Teaching Strategies… Read more ▶

A Gift Across the Miles

May 1, 2007 by Andrea Cannon

Shortly after I returned home from teaching students and training teachers at the 2005 Festival sponsored by Suzuki Association of El Salvador (ASUSAL), one of the new guitar teachers sent an email. She was invited to begin a program at… Read more ▶

El Salvador Festival February 2007

May 1, 2007 by Marilyn O'Boyle

After being in sunny, warm Lima, Peru, in January for the Suzuki Festival and returning to winter in the U.S., I was looking forward to more tropical weather in El Salvador three weeks later. And I was not disappointed. Not… Read more ▶

XXII International Suzuki Festival

May 1, 2007 by Caroline Fraser, Doris Koppelman, MaryLou Roberts, Mary Halverson Waldo, Kelly Williamson

Lima, Peru, January 8-27, 2007 One of our most inspiring participants was Cecilia Zarate, a former Suzuki piano and violin student from Cordoba, Argentina, home to one of the oldest Suzuki programs in Latin America. Now a professional violinist and teacher,… Read more ▶

XXII Festival Internacional de Musica Suzuki

March 23, 2007

In January 2007, Kelly Williamson joined a faculty of many different Suzuki instrument areas to teach at the XXII Festival Internacional de Musica Suzuki in Lima, Peru. Books 1, 3 and 4 were offered for flute teachers, as well as… Read more ▶

III Festival Suzuki Guanjuato

February 1, 2007

September 14th-23rd 2005 Pre Festival course, Doris Koppelman writes: This summer, I was invited by the Suzuki Association of Mexico, to give a workshop for teachers at the University of Guanajuato. The subject was “Technic Through the Repertoire,” which follows the development… Read more ▶

Suzuki Festival Great things are happening

November 1, 2006 by Marilyn O'Boyle

It is amazing what can happen in a country when a whole team of violinists decides to work together for the happiness and growth of the children. I have been honored to be a part of this kind of work… Read more ▶

XXI International Suzuki Festival held in Lima Peru

May 1, 2006 by Caroline Fraser

January 10th-25th, 2006 The Suzuki Association of Peru is very grateful to the SAA and to those who donated to the Latin American Suzuki Scholarship fund. The results of this generosity of spirit are immeasurable and far-reaching. Over sixty foreign scholarship… Read more ▶

Suzuki Festival Santiago Chile

May 1, 2006 by Cecilia Ruiz Franco

This past February from the 2nd to 7th, a small Suzuki Festival took place in Santiago de Chile. Its location was the Conservatorio de Música de la Universidad Mayor, which is run by the famous Chilean pianist Roberto Bravo. The… Read more ▶

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