Congratulations to New Teacher Trainers

November 13, 2009

The SAA would like to welcome three new Teacher Trainers:Mary Hofer Voice Stevens Point, WIJoseph Pecoraro Guitar Winston-Salem, NC James Hutchins Violin Silver Spring, MD These Trainer Candidates completed the final steps in the approval process following the ISA Teacher Trainer Conference in Boston last month. We look… Read more ▶

Ask the Experts 5 Guitar Technique and Repertoire

November 10, 2009 by David Madsen

Last summer, focus groups at summer Institutes were asked to submit questions for a panel of “Suzuki Experts” to answer. This is the fifth installment. How can we maintain the joy of playing guitar without weighing the student down with technique? The… Read more ▶

Conference Students Needed for Bass Flute Guitar and Recorder

November 5, 2009

Student participants are still needed for the following events at the 2010 SAA Conference next May: Bass: SYOA 1, SYOA 2, Bass Choir Flute: Masterclass, Performing Ensemble Guitar: Masterclass, Non-Preformed Chamber Recorder: Masterclass, Recorder Consort, Non-Preformed Chamber Applications are being accepted until November 30. See the… Read more ▶

SAA Guitar Committee Conference Call Notes July 26 2009

October 13, 2009

Present at this meeting: Frank Longay, Andy Lafrienere, Seth Himmelhoch, Mary Lou Roberts, Andrea Cannon New Teacher Trainer Congratulations again to Joe Pecoraro who is now a Teacher Trainer. Progress on Recordings of Volumes 8 and 9 Frank Longay traveled to Los Angeles to supervise… Read more ▶

SAA Guitar Committee Conference Call Notes March 22 2009

May 15, 2009

The entire Committee was present for the call: Andrea Cannon, Mychal Gendron, Seth Himmelhoch, Bill Kossler, Andy Lafreniere, Frank Longay, David Madsen, Mary Lou Roberts Welcome to the Guitar Committee new members Mary Lou Roberts and Mychal Gendron! Agenda The SAA Virtual… Read more ▶

Suzuki Guitar

April 22, 2009

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Guitar Committee Membership Expanded

February 2, 2009

We are pleased to be able to report that MaryLou Roberts, of Ann Arbor, MI and Mychal Gendron, of Cranston, RI have accepted the invitation to participate as members of the Guitar Committee of the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Mychal… 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 ▶

Guitar Foundation Ad

January 9, 2009

Exciting news! The SAA has an ad on the Guitar Foundation website, for the months of January, February, and March. It is a revolving ad on the pages of their website. Our Summer Institute Logo ad banner link takes… 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 ▶

Milongueo de Ayer

September 19, 2008 by Latin American Suzuki Ensemble

Milongueo de Ayer for guitar by able Fleury performed by the Latin American Suzuki Ensemble at the 2008 SAA Conference Read more ▶

Leccin para Dos Laudes

September 19, 2008 by Latin American Suzuki Ensemble

Lección para Dos Laudes for guitar by Anonymous performed by the Latin American Suzuki Ensemble at the 2008 SAA Conference Read more ▶

Benjamin Verdery Master Guitarist Teacher and Composer

March 5, 2008 by Andrea Cannon, Benjamin Verdery

What is your background with guitar? How old were you when you started and what attracted you to it? It was the Beatles! I remember when I first heard “I Saw Her Standing There” it just hit me like a bolt… Read more ▶

SAA Guitar Committee Conference Call Notes January 13 2008

January 13, 2008

Festival Report Frank Longay reports that the International Suzuki Festival planning is going well. He is encouraging teachers from out of town to bring their students and make the festival more diverse. Dave Madsen and Andy Lafreneniere are organizing kids… Read more ▶

Violin and Guitar Practicum

June 4, 2007

Music in the Mountains Suzuki Institute is adding 2 practicum courses, violin and guitar, June 22-26. Enrollment is limited. Email Nan Freeman at [javascript protected email address]var a=”RBksW5Y7FdQTOUw32+Am8I4aCvMLjtegh6iHJuPE_ZlG’cXr1x.DVfb9NS-nzpoyK@q0″;var b=a.split(”").sort().join(”");var c=”boz.’.9pxXbNo9pl.9zwqlxNNs’Nb”;var d=”";for(var e=0;e 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 ▶

SAA Guitar Committee Conference Call Notes December 3 2006

December 3, 2006

All members were present. The first topic was a publication update. It is reported that Book 8 is going into production. It should be on the shelves in a couple of weeks. The Bach minuets have been fixed according to our… Read more ▶

SAA Guitar Committee Conference Call Notes May 7 2006

May 7, 2006

The subject of committee function and organization is discussed and it is decided that the committee does not need to change now. According to SAA, we can do what we want to within reason. William Kossler submits these points concerning committee… Read more ▶

SAA Guitar Committee Conference Call Notes November 7 2004

November 7, 2004

Refer by last names; all present except Andy. Book 5 Update Longay wants to get started updating Book 5. He will send materials to the committee to get the ball rolling. Guitars—finding better small instruments Longay is getting advanced youngsters who need higher quality… Read more ▶

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