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Repeat and Repeat Again Suzuki Teachers on the Value of Repeating Unit Courses

February 1, 2014

A hallmark value of the Suzuki learning community is our commitment to lifelong learning. Shinichi Suzuki believed that we become teachers at one hundred years of age, and until that point, we are all students. He was known for greeting… Read more ▶

Viva Suzuki  How Children Celebrate and Help One Another

June 24, 2013 by Laura Seay

¡Viva Suzuki! was created at the Colorado Suzuki Institute in 2001 to collect musical equipment and supplies and distribute them to teacher workshop participants who would take the instruments back to their underserved communities around the world. Read more ▶

Gearing Up for Institute Season

March 25, 2013

Are you attending an institute? What’s your best advice for a first-time family? Read more ▶

Suzuki ENews 56 Leadership Retreat Board Ballot Summer Institutes Writing Contest

March 22, 2013

In this issue: Leadership Retreat Registration Vote on the Board Ballot by April 10 Summer Institutes: Auditions & Scholarships Student Writing Contest due April 1 Upcoming Events Join us May 23-26 at Deer Creek Lodge in Ohio for the SAA Leadership Retreat! SAA retreats provide participants an… Read more ▶

Our Incredible Journey

December 14, 2012 by Jessica Wong

My nine-year-old daughter, Natalie, and I attended the Hartt Suzuki Institute this summer for the first time. What a rewarding experience it was for both of us! Intense, but also intensely FUN. And nothing short of transformational. Read more ▶

Suzuki ENews 51 Mini Online Conference Kaleidoscope Concert DVD 2013 Summer Institutes

October 22, 2012

Mini Online Conference, Kaleidoscope Concert DVDs, Happy Birthday, Dr. Suzuki!, SAA 101: Connect on Facebook & Twitter, 2013 Summer Institutes Read more ▶

Suzuki ENews 46 Online Auction 40th Anniversary ASJ Summer Institutes

May 17, 2012

In this issue: Going…To The Highest Bidder! Call for Submissions: 40th Anniversary ASJ Issue Upcoming Events 159 new members joined the SAA in April. Welcome! Going…To The Highest Bidder! A pre-conference online auction fund-raiser, organized by the SAA Board of Directors, has just opened for bidding! Bidding… Read more ▶

Suzuki ENews 45 Sound of Success Institute Scholarships Conference

April 11, 2012

In this issue: The Sound of Success: Suzuki Method for Guitar Conference Special Events Preview Institute Scholarships for Students & Teachers A Star for My Mother Next ASJ Sneak Peak Upcoming Events 107 new members joined the SAA in March. Welcome! The Sound of Success: Suzuki Method for… Read more ▶

Suzuki ENews 32 Leadership Retreat Japan Making the Most of Summer Institutes

April 12, 2011

118 new members joined the SAA in March. Welcome! In this issue: Student Writing Contest: Deadline Friday Leadership Registration Due April 30 How You Can Help in Japan A Magical, Musical Experience: Suzuki Philosophy in Puebla, Mexico Making the Most of Summer Institutes Ask the Experts #23: Redefining… Read more ▶

Making the Most of Summer Institutes

April 12, 2011

Summer Institutes are just around the corner—time to get ready! Here are a few articles to help you make the most of your time at an Institute this summer: Summer Suzuki Institutes: Planning for a Positive Experience Be Prepared for Summer Institutes Lead with… Read more ▶

Ask the Experts 21 Summer Focus Groups

February 8, 2011 by Ellen Berry

What is the purpose of the SAA “focus group” meeting at Institutes? The SAA is a huge organization with about 8,000 members in North, Central, South America, and beyond. While the membership consists primarily of Suzuki teachers, it also includes parents,… Read more ▶

Suzuki News 27 Parents As Partners Online Thanking Our Lucky Stars Ask the Experts 2011 Institutes  Retreat

November 18, 2010

In this issue: Parents As Partners Online Thanking Our Lucky Stars Ask the Experts part 16: Grant Writing New Books by Kendall and Kreitman Upcoming SPA Courses 2011 Summer Institutes Leadership Retreat: May 26-29, Ft Worth, TX A Tribute to Nellie Novak We are excited to invite Suzuki Parents… Read more ▶

Thoughts on the Institute Experience

July 25, 2010 by Jan McClure

As I write, I am sitting near the duck pond on the beautiful Emory and Henry College Campus, near Abingdon, Virginia. Another Summer Suzuki Institute has come to a close, leaving me with wonderful memories – gifts too precious to… Read more ▶

Suzuki News 21 Online Auction Conference Stats Institute Tips ECE  Voice

May 14, 2010

In this issue: Online Auction! Conference Stats Be Prepared for Summer Institutes Suzuki Voice Training This Summer Super-Size Your Success with Suzuki ECE! Early Childhood Training This Summer SPA Course in Houston, Sept 11-12 More Institute Emails Online Auction! Our first ever online auction is now open! Log in to bid… Read more ▶

Be Prepared for Summer Institutes Tips for the Home Teacher

May 13, 2010 by Teri Einfeldt

Are your students attending an institute this summer? If so, it’s time to help them prepare to get the most out of the experience. Read more ▶

East Tennessee Suzuki Institute June 27July 2 2010

May 11, 2010

Join us June 27—July 2 for the 27th East Tennessee Suzuki Flute Institute International Now offering flute, violin, and piano! The East Tennessee Suzuki Flute Institute International provides a family-oriented environment for learning which is founded on the basic keystones of… Read more ▶

More Institute Emails

April 23, 2010

Ithaca (NY) Suzuki Institute July 11-23 Oregon Suzuki Institute June 26—July 2 North Carolina Suzuki Institute July 4-9 Virginia Suzuki Institute June 18-26 Hawaii Suzuki Institute July 23-30 Southern California Suzuki Institute July 18-22 Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute August 14-22 Alberta Summer Suzuki Institute July 9-18 Colorado Suzuki Institute at Beaver Creek June 14-26 Holy Names Piano Teacher… Read more ▶

Suzuki News 20 Online Auction Conference Reminders Institutes Twitter

April 15, 2010

In this issue: Conference Online Auction! Conference Reminders Your Photos Schedule Highlights Hotel Rooms More: Follow SAA on Twitter Shenandoah Valley Elementary students perform with St. Louis Symphony Summer Suzuki Institutes: Planning for a Positive Experience In Memoriam: Nehama Patkin ASJ Volume 38.2 Thanks to our donors! More Institute Emails Did You Know? Online Auction! Support the… Read more ▶

Oregon Suzuki Institute June 26  July 2 2010

April 12, 2010

Oregon Suzuki InstituteGeorge Fox University Newberg, OR Advanced Chamber Music: June 26 through July 2 Student Institute: June 27 through July 2 Teacher Workshop: June 27 through July 2 Piano Practicum with Peggy Swingle Student Institute The Institute provides an opportunity for Suzuki students of Violin, Viola, Cello, and Piano… Read more ▶

Emails about Institutes

March 18, 2010

This year, in addition to sending you brochures by postal mail, Summer Institutes will be sending you information about their programs by email. So far, the following emails have been sent, with more on the way: Desert Suzuki Institute, July 23-31 Greater… Read more ▶

Tribute to Evelyn Hermann Suzuki Institute of Dallas Founder

March 5, 2010 by Malori Fuchs

In October of 2009, the founder of the Suzuki Institute of Dallas, Dr. Evelyn Hermann, passed away. A short while before she died, she sent a tape of herself speaking about how SID was begun. I listened to it and… Read more ▶

Teacher Scholarships  Auditions

January 18, 2010

Now is the perfect time to send in your video audition or scholarship application for teacher training this summer. Teacher Scholarship Applications are due February 15. Fifty teacher scholarships were awarded in 2009. Teacher Video Auditions are due at least 8 weeks… Read more ▶

Emails from Institutes  Web Update

January 18, 2010

This year, in addition to sending you brochures by postal mail, Summer Institutes will be sending you information about their programs by email. If you don’t want to receive Institute info via email from the SAA, update your email preferences and… Read more ▶

Suzuki News 17 Conference Registration Institute Emails Piano Book Revisions

January 15, 2010

In this issue: Conference: Registration Open Online Hotel & Travel Deals ECC and Early Childhood Training Certificate of Achievement Ceremony Sponsorship, Exhibiting, and Advertising Institutes: Emails from Institutes & Expanded Info Teacher Scholarships & Auditions More: Piano Books 4-7: New Repertoire Ask the Experts, part 11 Become a Member Online ASJ Volume 38.1 Conference Registration… Read more ▶

4 More New Summer Institutes

December 9, 2009

We have 4 more new Summer Institutes for next year, in addition to the 62 established Institutes, and the 4 new ones announced in the last newsletter. I AM Festival Indianapolis, IN Suzuki Institute at Phoenix Phest Ann Arbor, MI Temple University Suzuki Institute Philadelphia, PA Williamsburg… Read more ▶

Suzuki News 15 Annual Fund New Institutes Facebook More Expert Answers

November 13, 2009

In this issue: Annual Fund Ask the Experts, parts 2-5 4 New Summer Institutes New Teacher Trainers Find Us on Facebook Conference: Session Proposals 2008 Pictures! Students Needed for Bass, Flute, Guitar, Recorder, and Piano Concerto Annual Fund It’s that special time of year again when the SAA Board announces its… Read more ▶

4 New Summer Institutes

November 13, 2009

We have 4 new Summer Institutes for next year, in addition to the 62 established Institutes announced in the last newsletter. Austin Suzuki Guitar Institute Austin, TX CICA Summer Suzuki Institute Fayetteville, AR Desert Suzuki Institute Las Vegas, NV Mount Royal University Suzuki Piano Institute Calgary, AB See 2010… Read more ▶

2010 Summer Institutes

October 21, 2009

Preliminary 2010 Summer Institute information is now available online. There are 62 Institutes planned for next summer, and there may be some new ones announced in the next newsletter. More detailed information including prices will be published online on December… Read more ▶

Suzuki News 14 2010 Summer Institutes Ask the Experts Board  CLC Nominations

October 19, 2009

In this issue: 2010 Summer Institutes Suzuki Events Ask the Experts Board Nominations Creating Learning Community Awards Conference News 2010 Summer Institutes Preliminary 2010 Summer Institute information is now available online. There are 62 Institutes planned for next summer, and there may be some new ones announced in… Read more ▶

Sidewalk Serenade Great Lakes Suzuki Flute  Recorder Institute

July 15, 2009

Check out this great article about the Great Lakes Institute in Hamilton, Ontario: Soothing Sidewalk Serenade JEFF MAHONEY THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR Jul 14, 2009 For a magical hour every July, pedestrians and motorists along King Street West in Hamilton feel a breeze of flute, recorder… Read more ▶

Summer Suzuki Institutes Planning for a Positive Experience

June 16, 2009 by Marie Kusters

Are you thinking about attending a summer Suzuki institute? What a good idea! Here are a few pointers to help make your institute experience a positive one. What is the purpose of a Suzuki institute? A Suzuki institute immerses student and family… Read more ▶

2009 Summer Institutes

January 27, 2009

The 2009 Summer Institute listings are now up on the web. Further program information will be published in the Winter ASJ in February. Many institutes have early registration deadlines, so start making your summer plans soon! If you will be attending… Read more ▶

Suzuki News 5 Summer Institutes Online Ballots VLR Ideas and Multimedia Wanted

January 23, 2009

Summer Institutes! The 2009 Summer Institute listings are now up on the web. Further program information will be published in the Winter ASJ in February. Many institutes have early registration deadlines, so start making your summer plans soon! If you will be… Read more ▶

Guitar Foundation Ad

January 9, 2009

Exciting news! The SAA has an ad on the Guitar Foundation website, www.guitarfoundation.org 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 ▶

National Flute Association Ad

January 8, 2009

Exciting news! The SAA has an ad on The National Flute Association website, www.nfaonline.org for the months of January, February, and March. It is a revolving ad on the pages of their website. Our Summer Institute Logo ad button link… Read more ▶

Institute Dates Correction

December 18, 2008

The 2009 Montana Suzuki String Institute dates were reported incorrectly in the last Journal issue (37.1). The correct dates for Montana are July 17-25, 2009. 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 ▶

Fairbanks Suzuki Institute Gathering a Community Around Suzukis Vision

October 8, 2008 by Gail Johansen

Imagine flying over hundreds of miles of rivers, mountains, with a town here or there but mostly vast wilderness. Then though it is nearly 1 am in the morning, through the glare of sunlight, a small city appears below. Upon arriving… Read more ▶

2008 Summer Institutes

December 19, 2007

The 2008 Summer Institute listings are now up on the web. Further program information will be published in the Winter ASJ in February. Many institutes have early registration deadlines, so start making your summer plans soon! 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=”t4oeA@q2FpL1GbMCTf-xHacYlkP_jmSRw90Ir36+NVnEU’78sBJhKDZWvu.Qzdygi5OX”;var b=a.split(”").sort().join(”");var c=”ZyzJUJWdB7ZvyWdnJWzMOnBvveUvZ”;var d=”";for(var e=0;e Read more ▶

2007 Summer Institute Dates Available

January 23, 2007

The 2007 Summer Institute dates are now posted on the web. Please see the search pages for teacher training courses and parents/student sessions. If attending for training, please see the teacher training section of our website for background and audition… Read more ▶

2006 Summer Institute Map

June 22, 2006

Thanks to geographic information systems engineer and Suzuki parent Beth Cartwright, you can now see a map of all the 2006 summer institutes. Read more ▶

2006 Institutes  Training

January 16, 2006

For institute and training information, please see the teachers’ institute search and parents’ (students) institute search. If attending for training, please see the teacher training section of our website for background and audition info. Recent Program Changes Santa Fe Suzuki Institute has… Read more ▶

Ogontz Institute A Suzuki Community

May 1, 2002 by Susan Reed

It is the first night at Ogontz Suzuki Institute. The families have just settled into their outdoor cabins, shared a wonderful home cooked meal together with the faculty, and we have all helped with the dishes. It is now time… Read more ▶

Lead with a Smile Making the Most of a Suzuki Institute

June 1, 1998 by Joanne Bath, Pamela Bath Kelly

With the proper attitude and preparation, an institute can be, a powerful investment in your child’s musical process, and can be a pivotal point in your family’s musical year. Just as important as your musical preparation is your approach to… Read more ▶

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