Latin America

Reflexiones sobre el desarrollo del Mtodo de Suzuki en Santiago de Cuba Decmo el sueo de dos maestras de violn se convirti en realidad

December 19, 2018 by Cecilia Dayana Rosales Prieto

Santiago de Cuba es una ciudad conocida por su rica historia y sus influencias culturales distintivas. Ubicada al suroriente de Cuba, la Capital del Caribe como también se le conoce, es una urbe ecléctica, con más de cinco siglos de… Read more ▶

Reflections on the Advancement of the Suzuki Method in Santiago de CubaHow the dream of two violin teachers became reality

December 19, 2018 by Cecilia Dayana Rosales Prieto

Santiago de Cuba is a city known for its rich history and its distinctive cultural influence. Located in southeast Cuba, with more than five centuries since its founding, this eclectic city is known as the “capital of the Caribbean.” A musical… Read more ▶

Noticias de la comunidad Suzuki en Puerto Rico y del Taller 2018 de la Asociacin Suzuki de Violin de Puerto Rico

March 9, 2018 by Marta Hernandez, Irene Mitchell

Desde el mes de Septiembre de 2107 varios miembros de la SAA han estado en contacto con los maestros Suzuki de Puerto Rico prestando apoyo tanto moral como económico desde que los  huracanes Irma y María y devastaran la isla.… Read more ▶

Filosofa Suzuki at Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City

August 1, 2017 by Leslie Mizrahi

The “Introduction to the Filosofía Suzuki” course is usually a four-day course, which has been successfully offered all over Latin America for more than 30 years now. In March 2017, this course made history, for it was offered, for the first time in America, as part of the obligatory curriculum of a university career. Read more ▶

32nd International Suzuki Festival and 8th Latin American Teachers Conference

May 1, 2017 by Caroline Fraser

Held in Lima Peru, January 4­–25, 2017 The International Suzuki Festivals in Peru and the Latin American Teachers’ Conferences are the most international Suzuki events to be held in the Americas. Seventeen countries participated in these events this year! And there… Read more ▶

I Brazilian Meeting of Suzuki Teachers and Students Building Communities

May 23, 2016 by Fabio Dos Santos, Araceli Hackbarth

Music teaching with Suzuki method has been spreading rapidly in all regions of Brazil. Today, there are SAA registered teachers in all regions of the country. As a result, a large number of students and families are involved in the… Read more ▶

Second Mexican Suzuki Encounter Forming Community

August 10, 2015 by Leslie Mizrahi

2do Encuentro Mexicano Suzuki: Formando comunidad Por  Leslie Mizrahi La música es un camino  muy enriquecedor que genera encuentros que, en una manera muy particular, disminuye el “yo” para aceptar el “tú”;se hace borroso asimismo para incluir al grupo que escucha o… 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 ▶

A Thousand Hearts and Hands

August 15, 2014 by Susan Baer

At the 2014 SAA Conference, children from all over the Americas joined together in a celebration of music and commonality. This is a story of gratitude to the many individuals who made it possible. Read more ▶

Side by Side

July 1, 2014 by Leslie Mizrahi

Not just two pianos placed side by side, But the experience of two or more teachers learning together, Side by side. In the Suzuki method we are encouraged to teach with two pianos placed side by side so that one player can… Read more ▶

Beyond the Triangle

July 1, 2014 by Leslie Mizrahi

Translations: Español XXIX PERU SUZUKI FESTIVAL For the third time I had the opportunity to attend a Suzuki Festival in Peru last January. It was also my third time to take Piano Unit Three. On this occasion I had the honor and… Read more ▶

Why Support the Latin American Suzuki Ensemble

February 1, 2014 by Rolando Freitag, Mary Halverson Waldo

Help us realize Dr. Suzuki's vision of developing understanding, tolerance, and world peace through the joy of music. Read more ▶

One Project Many Fruits Latin American Suzuki EnsembleSuzuki Americas 2014

November 15, 2013 by Fernando Pinero

When the individual dreams become a collective reality, we start to make a significant difference; we start to see the deeper meaning of our actions. In May 2008, the SAA brought together the first Latin American Suzuki Ensemble. 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 ▶

Your Studio Can Still Support Our Latin American Students Traveling to Minneapolis in May

September 6, 2013 by Cecilia Calvelo-Hopkins

As you plan for your winter concerts and special events, don’t forget to think of this project—Suzuki Americas 2014! Read more ▶

Latin American Update XXVIII International Festival Lima Peru January 528 2013

June 24, 2013 by Caroline Fraser

The Peru Festival continues to be a vibrant center for Suzuki teacher training in Latin America. Read more ▶

Musical Tourism Increase Your Childs Musical Abilities While Reinforcing Your Family Bond

March 18, 2013 by Leslie Mizrahi

This school year began with a festival in Monterrey, Mexico, where Maria (six years old) and Ximena (fourteen years old) and their parents traveled from Mexico City to receive master classes from our beloved teacher trainer Caroline Fraser, which also… Read more ▶

Tales from the Peruvian Amazon

March 18, 2013 by David Evenchick, Nancy Lokken, Mary Halverson Waldo, Kelly Williamson

Two thousand ten was an exciting year for the Suzuki Association of Peru. In addition to celebrating twenty-five years of offering Suzuki festivals in Lima, for the first time in its history, a very special event was held. Read more ▶

Novedades de Latinoamrica

December 20, 2012 by Fernando Pinero

La cafetería de la Escuela Newton y los restaurants de la zona de Miraflores en Lima, Perú, son de los mejores lugares para generar nuevas ideas y para aprender a través literalmente de horas de intercambio de ideas y de discusiones con grandes maestros que son invitados a los Festivales cada año. Read more ▶

Latin American Update

December 14, 2012 by Caroline Fraser

Latin America embraces the Suzuki spirit, and programs in Latin America continue to grow and flourish. Teacher training courses have increased in the past years and more countries are organizing regular Festivals, which include children’s classes along with teacher training courses. Read more ▶

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 ▶

Lets Celebrate Doris Koppelmans Life

May 1, 2012 by Caroline Fraser

Doris died peacefully on September 11, 2011, accompanied by her sons, while I was on my way to Guanajuato, México, for their VI Festival Suzuki. Etna Diemecke and I dedicated the Festival to the celebration of Doris’ life. Her life inspired us to work with yet more dedication, more energy and more persistence towards the fulfillment of Dr Suzuki’s dream: a world without violence and conflicts, a world of love, peace and compassion. 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 ▶

Costa Rica Suzuki Festival 2012

May 1, 2012 by Carmen Wise

“Where love is deep, much can be accomplished.” —Shinichi Suzuki More than 110 students, representing the whole spectrum of Suzuki string playing from Twinkles to Book Ten and beyond, enjoyed a week of music, learning and fun at the Fifth Annual… Read more ▶

Latin America Update News from Peru

May 1, 2012 by Caroline Fraser

News from Peru David Evenchick, cello teacher trainer from Canada, writes: Thanks to the Suzuki Association of Peru and the SAA I have had the honor and privilege of teaching in Latin America. As members of the Suzuki community we understand that… Read more ▶

Buffalo Suzuki Strings in Argentina A Musical Transformation

March 21, 2012 by Justice Namaste

I could not see the wand or wizards who must have been hiding nearby, but the spell that was cast was unmistakable. Somewhere in Argentina—or perhaps before we even left Buffalo—we were bewitched. We were transformed from a group of talented, well-trained, and dedicated Suzuki students into an ensemble of passionate musicians. Read more ▶

El Poder de la Comunidad

October 21, 2011

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Suzuki ENews 38 Math Fun Conference Deadlines Latin America

October 11, 2011

In this issue: Math Fun for Suzuki Families Conference Deadlines for Students and Sessions Most student applications due this Saturday! Latin American Suzuki Programs Call for Board Nominations Two Books Added to the SAA Store SAA Volunteer Spotlight: Nominations Wanted ASJ Fall 2011: Coming Soon! Upcoming Events 153 new… Read more ▶

Latin American Suzuki Programs

October 6, 2011 by Marilyn O'Boyle

Translations: Español, Português So what does it mean for the SAA to be the Suzuki Association of the Americas, plural? When the SAA was established in 1972, it was charged with the responsibility to care for and nurture the development of… Read more ▶

Practicum A Great Way to Sharpen Your Teaching Tools

August 11, 2011 by Leslie Mizrahi

Practicum Un gran medio para afilar tus herramientas de enseñanza. Con comentarios de Etna Diemecke y Fabiola Sigala Este extraordinario taller nos ha llevado a apreciar aún más el arte de enseñar. Este arte involucra el instrumento, la música, el alumno y los padres… Read more ▶

Los Cubos de Estudio

May 31, 2011 by Barbara Balatero

Es cierto que todos los maestros de Suzuki han trabajado con alumnos que, a pesar de practicar y escuchar, todavía tienen problemas tocando “Estudio” sin que se pierden. Como maestros, necesitamos tener muchas maneras de atacar el problema… Read more ▶

Latin American Update News from Peru

May 25, 2011 by Caroline Fraser

The 26th International Suzuki Festival and 5th Latin American Suzuki Teachers’ Conference were held in Lima, Peru, in January 2011. Read more ▶

Desarrolla Tu Habilidad Con una Pieza que Puedas Tocar

May 5, 2011 by Shinichi Suzuki

Este extracto de Cuando el amor es profundo se tradujo en el Festival de Lima, Perú, 2011. No solo en la música, sino en todas las áreas, el éxito o el fracaso de la educación dependen de si cumples o no… Read more ▶

A Magical Musical Experience Suzuki Philosophy in Puebla Mexico

March 25, 2011 by Leslie Mizrahi

It has become the custom in Mexico that wherever a Suzuki philosophy course is taught, piano students travel to participate in demonstration lessons, sometimes within the same city and at other times to a different state. Etna Diemecke has brought… Read more ▶

Una Experiencia Musical Mgica Curso de Filosofa Suzuki en Puebla

March 24, 2011 by Leslie Mizrahi

En México se ha hecho costumbre que, en donde sea que se de un curso de Filosofía, hay alumnos de piano que viajan para participar en clases de demostración; algunas veces dentro de la misma ciudad y algunos otras a… Read more ▶

Latin American Update News from Peru

December 17, 2010 by Caroline Fraser

X National Workshop, Iquitos May 10-15 Iquitos is a city in the Amazon jungle. It is accessible only by plane or by river. This was the first Suzuki event ever held in the jungle region of Peru. Everything began in July 2009… Read more ▶

Flute Dreams Take Flight

October 14, 2010 by Kelly Williamson

The excellent quality and affordability of Di Zhao flutes have made dreams come true for a number of students in Latin America, and they are inspiring many others to see their own dreams as a real possibility. In the fall of… Read more ▶

Musicalis Ars Suzuki A Suzuki Method Experience in Colombia

September 21, 2010 by Eric Daniel Sanchez Mejia

Back in 2004, my sister, a Suzuki piano teacher, and I, began a project that changed totally our lives: We formed a small school of music named “Musicalis Ars Suzuki,” which has grown little by little. There we have… Read more ▶

Musicalis Ars Suzuki Una Experiencia con el Mtodo Suzuki en Colombia

September 21, 2010 by Eric Daniel Sanchez Mejia

En el año 2004, mi hermana, profesora Suzuki de Piano, y yo, empezamos un proyecto que cambió totalmente nuestras vidas: Formamos una pequeña escuela de música con el nombre “Musicalis Ars Suzuki”, que poco a poco ha ido creciendo. Allí tenemos… 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 ▶

Reflections on Attending the 25th Annual Suzuki Festival of Lima Peru

July 25, 2010 by David Antonio Morales Boroff

I had been preparing for this trip for a long time. Whether it had been in practicing my instruments, (piano and violin), learning Spanish, or packing clothes, I had done a lot of it, and there was no reason whatsoever… Read more ▶

The Peru 2010 Adventure A Moms Reflection

July 25, 2010 by Sylvia Morales

My son David and I recently had the wonderful opportunity to attend the 25th annual Suzuki Music Festival in Lima, Peru, where David had 2 1/2 weeks of intense, exciting, beautiful and emotional experiences making music, making friends and celebrating… Read more ▶

Latin American Update

July 25, 2010 by Caroline Fraser

From the Suzuki Association of Peru: Caroline Fraser and Roberta Centurion I Encuentro de Alumnos Suzuki de América Latina (The First Latin American Suzuki students “Get-together”) January 9th through the 12th, 2010, Lima, Peru This was a historic occasion for Suzuki programs in the… Read more ▶

From Quebec to Guatemala with Music

January 1, 2010 by Melanie Grenier

The first victim of my attempts to teach the violin was my own sister. She was six and I was sixteen. Not yet knowing any better, I used the old fashioned method of teaching. My sister nevertheless attained a decent… Read more ▶

Festival Internacional de Flauta Traversa Suzuki Patagonia Argentina Octubre 2009

November 18, 2009 by Mariana Emilia Capponi

Me gustaría en estas pequeñas líneas poder plasmar, aunque resulte muy difícil, la experiencia vivida en el Festival Internacional de Flauta Traversa Método Suzuki de la Patagonia Argentina, realizado en octubre pasado. Ante todo quiero dejar expresado mi agradecimiento a la… Read more ▶

Latin America

September 21, 2009 by Caroline Fraser

cavelicaVIII Taller Nacional en Huancavelica Compilado por Caroline Fraser Asociación Suzuki del Perú VIII Taller Nacional en Huancavelica, Mayo 20-24, 2009. Traducido por Ximena Marky Todos los años, la Asociación Suzuki del Perú (ASP) organiza un taller fuera de la ciudad de Lima. El propósito… Read more ▶

El Programa de Voz Suzuki sigue creciendo en Latinoamrica

June 16, 2009 by Analia Paula Capponi-Savolainen

Estamos muy felices porque el Séptimo Encuentro Internacional de Voz Suzuki “Canciones para compartir” se realizó en Argentina del 2 al 8 de Enero de 2009. Ha sido maravilloso compartir la música, el canto y el amor como parte de un… Read more ▶

Suzuki Voice Program Continues to Grow in Latin America

June 16, 2009 by Analia Paula Capponi-Savolainen

We are very happy because the Seventh Suzuki Voice International Workshop “Songs for sharing” was held in Argentina, January 2-8, 2009. It was wonderful to share the music, the singing and the love in one same Spirit based in the… Read more ▶

Recorder at the Latin American Suzuki Festival 2009 in Lima

June 16, 2009 by Mary Halverson Waldo

The January 2009 Suzuki Festival in Lima, Peru, was in full swing; but as it progressed I kept trying to find a time to connect with Padre William Lopez. Over the past several years, the young Padre had been bringing… Read more ▶

Latin American Update

June 16, 2009 by Caroline Fraser

XXIV Festival International, Lima Peru, January 4th-30th, 2009 Around 250 teachers and 500 students attended this year’s successful festival held in Lima, Peru. Participants travelled from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, México, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela to attend. The majority… Read more ▶

Jornada de Flauta Traversa Suzuki in Argentina

May 22, 2009 by Mariana Emilia Capponi

I would like to publicly thank Prof. Laurel Ann Maurer for sharing—with me and my Suzuki flute students—a wonderful day of teaching and music in Argentina. Prof. Laurel Ann Maurer has shared generously with us her broad experience as a flutist… Read more ▶

The Rocky Mountain Strings Visit Argentina

May 10, 2009 by Ramona Stirling

“Would you ever bring this group to Argentina?” Ramona Stirling heard a voice behind her ask, at the 2006 SAA convention in Minneapolis. She turned to meet, for the first time, Fernando Piñero of Córdoba, soon to become the first… 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 ▶

Reflections on taking a Practicum

December 10, 2008 by Maria del Pilar Sarmiento

I would like to share with you my reflections on having taken the Piano Practicum which was offered as part of the 7th Suzuki Festival held in Bogotá in June, 2008. This practicum course was one of the most gratifying experiences… Read more ▶

Dominican Republic Every Child Can Course June 3 2008

December 10, 2008 by Caroline Fraser

An Every Child Can course took place on June 3, 2008, at the National Conservatory of Music in Santo Domingo. This course was organized by Angela Holguin, in coordination with Marta Hernandez in Puerto Rico (only an hour away by… Read more ▶

Puerto Rico Every Child Can and Kodaly Workshop May 30 to June 1 2008

December 10, 2008 by Caroline Fraser

An Every Child Can course and a Kodaly Workshop organized by Marta Hernandez took place in San Juan from May 30 through June 1, 2008. These courses were sponsored by the National Conservatory of Music, the Centro de Estudios Avanzados… Read more ▶

VII National Workshop Ayacucho May 1318 2008

December 10, 2008 by Caroline Fraser

Every year the Suzuki Association of Peru holds two National Workshops: one in Lima, the capital of Peru, and one in another region of the country. These workshops are designed for low income families and for teachers and students living… Read more ▶

2008 Latin American Suzuki Ensemble Concert Preview Clip

October 10, 2008 by Latin American Suzuki Ensemble

Preview of the Latin American Suzuki Ensemble Concert DVD from the 2008 SAA Conference Read more ▶

Music Was Surrounded By Green

October 8, 2008 by Julio Cesar Rodriguez Paredes

Translation by Larisa de Elena If someone still thinks that music and nature have nothing in common or even further that art and nature cannot exist together, they are totally wrong. Since the beginnings of art and especially music, great composers… Read more ▶

Expanding the Vision at the 2008 Conference

September 30, 2008

“Expanding the Vision” was the theme of the Suzuki Association of the Americas’ 13th Biennial Conference held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 23-26, 2008. A highlight of the Conference was the performance by the Latin American Suzuki Ensemble, which brought into… Read more ▶

7th Songs for Sharing International Suzuki Voice Workshop

September 26, 2008

The 7th International Suzuki Voice Workshop will be held in Latin America for the first time, in La Plata Argentina, January 2-8, 2009. The workshop will include Voice Book 1 teacher training with Päivi Kukkamäki and Katrina Pezzimenti. The teacher… Read more ▶

Latin American Suzuki Ensemble Performance Videos

September 19, 2008

View videos of the Latin American Suzuki Ensemble’s performance at the 2008 Conference heritage event on Sunday, May 25, 2008, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. MP3 audio is available for download. A DVD can be purchased from the online store. The Latin American… Read more ▶

Concerto for Violin in a minor 1st mvt

September 19, 2008 by Latin American Suzuki Ensemble

Concerto for Violin in a minor, 1st mvt by Antonio Vivaldi performed by the Latin American Suzuki Ensemble at the 2008 SAA Conference 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 ▶

Libertango

September 19, 2008 by Latin American Suzuki Ensemble

Libertango for strings, guitar, and piano by Ástor Piazzolla, arr. Fernando Piñero and Patricia Pasmanter performed by the Latin American Suzuki Ensemble at the 2008 SAA Conference Read more ▶

Concertino in G Major 3rd mvt

September 19, 2008 by Latin American Suzuki Ensemble

Concertino in G Major, 3rd mvt for strings and piano by Franz Joseph Haydn performed by the Latin American Suzuki Ensemble at the 2008 SAA Conference Read more ▶

El Cndor Pasa

September 18, 2008 by Latin American Suzuki Ensemble

El Condor Pasa, Peruvian folk song, for strings, guitar, recorder, percussion, and piano, arr. Sadiel Cuentas performed by the Latin American Suzuki Ensemble at the 2008 SAA Conference Read more ▶

Sonata in F Major for Recorder and Continuo

September 18, 2008 by Latin American Suzuki Ensemble

Sonata in F Major for Recorder and Continuo, Siciliano and Allegro by George Friedrich Handel performed by the Latin American Suzuki Ensemble at the 2008 SAA Conference Read more ▶

El Cuchipe

September 18, 2008 by Latin American Suzuki Ensemble

El Cuchipe, Colombian folk melody, for strings, guitar, and piano by Campo E. Torres arr. Eric Sanchez and Patricia Pasmanter performed by the Latin American Suzuki Ensemble at the 2008 SAA Conference Read more ▶

Divertimento in C Major 3rd mvt

September 18, 2008 by Latin American Suzuki Ensemble

Divertimento in C Major, 3rd mvt for strings and piano by Franz Joseph Haydn performed by the Latin American Suzuki Ensemble at the 2008 SAA Conference 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 ▶

IV Latin American Suzuki Teachers Conference

July 10, 2008 by Roberta Centurion

“Unidos hacia un sueño común” Lima, Peru January 12-14, 2008 More than seventy-five teachers from thirteen countries including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, EEUU, Scotland, México, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela attended the IV Latin American Suzuki Teachers’ Conference held in Lima,… 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 ▶

News from Peru

December 31, 2007 by Caroline Fraser

The V National Suzuki Workshop On May 15-20, 2007, the V National Suzuki Workshop of Peru was held in Huancayo in the Andean mountains from 15th-20th of May, 2007. It was sponsored jointly by the Asociación Suzuki del Peru and CHEA-El… 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 ▶

Conjunto Latinoamericano Suzuki

October 12, 2007

La próxima Conferencia de Profesores de la Asociación Suzuki de las Américas se llevará a cabo en Minneapolis, Minnesota a finales de mayo de 2008. Las personas que están organizando esta Conferencia están interesadas en tener mayor representación de programas… Read more ▶

Four flutes donated to Latin American Suzuki flute projects

June 19, 2007

Two flutes went to Fernando Formigo’s Suzuki flute program in Patagonia, Argentina. Fernando has 40 students, 10 of whom do not own an instrument. Fernando has studied books 1-3 with David Gerry in Lima, Peru. He has also created a… 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 ▶

Spreading the word

November 1, 2006 by Caroline Fraser

4th National Suzuki Workshop September 30-October 1st Lima, Peru Eric Escalaya, guitarist from Ayacucho had traveled over 12 hours by bus to participate in this two-day workshop which was sponsored by the Suzuki Association of Peru. He had been the only participant from… Read more ▶

Now I can read music

November 1, 2006 by Amy Tai

Apulli, seven years old and bright-eyed with excitement, ran home to take out his older brother Llalliq’s music for Book 2, and gleefully exclaimed, “Now I can read music!” He had just returned from participating in Carolina Fraser’s class, “How to… 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 ▶

Philosophy Course Huanuco Peru July 2629 2006

August 1, 2006 by Caroline Fraser

“I can state without being afraid of being wrong that instead of understanding the Mother Tongue Approach, we have to feel it, talk about it and live it, until it becomes part of our very being.” —Marcos Santiago, philosophy class participant I… 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 ▶

XXI Festival Suzuki del Per comentarios de los participantes

February 8, 2006

Paso a contarte del festival de Lima, Perú, en cuanto a mi experiencia es sumamente rica dado que el nivel encontrado en mis compañeros y en el profesor de capacitación es un nivel alto…muy conforme con todo…creo que volveré el… Read more ▶

Acerca del Mtodo Suzuki

February 2, 2006

Cada niño puede aprender Hace más de 40 años, Suzuki se dio cuenta de las implicaciones del hecho de que los niños en todas partes del mundo aprenden a hablar su lengua materna con facilidad. Comenzó a aplicar los principios de… Read more ▶

Proyecto Buenos Aires

February 1, 2006 by Robin Erickson

Frecuentemente en nuestras vidas plantamos una semilla sin saber si o cómo va crecer, esperando ver en ella prosperidad y belleza. Hacemos lo que sabemos para nutrirla atentamente y con paciencia, pero también hay cosas que debemos dejar libradas a… Read more ▶

Project Buenos Aires

February 1, 2006 by Robin Erickson

Frequently in our lives, we plant a seed not knowing if or how it will grow, hoping for bounty and beauty. We do what we know to nurture its growth, but must leave much to chance and contingency, and wait… Read more ▶

III National Workshop Lima

February 1, 2006 by Caroline Fraser

November 12 and 13, 2005 The Suzuki Association of Peru is committed to spreading the Suzuki philosophy throughout the country, including those regions where people are geographically and economically disadvantaged. Our Association sponsors two national workshops during the year, in addition… Read more ▶

III Suzuki Festival Buenos Aires

February 1, 2006 by Tanya Carey

7th-18th October, 2005 28 Cello Teachers in Argentina! The first Suzuki cello teacher training course in Argentina was held in Buenos Aires from October 10-16 in beautiful spring weather. Twenty-seven cellists were enrolled: 25 in Book 1 and two in Book 9.… Read more ▶

VII Suzuki Festival Bogota

February 1, 2006

June 20th-July 5th, 2005 Dilva Sanchez, Vice President, Suzuki Association of Colombia writes: The VII Suzuki Festival of Colombia ended and, as happens every year, we are left feeling satisfied after seeing new teachers taking courses and new students participating in the… Read more ▶

Bolivia Update

February 1, 2006

Magali Pinto, President of the Suzuki Association of Santa Cruz writes: We are profoundly thankful for the unselfishness, which the students, families and Pat D’Ercole demonstrated through the fund raising project to benefit the Suzuki Association of Santa Cruz, Bolivia. This… Read more ▶

El milagro se produjo de nuevo de El Salvador

August 1, 2005 by Ana Marin Figueroa

Después de haber realizado dos Festivales Suzuki en El Salvador, el primero en el 2001 con solamente la participación de dos magnificas profesoras de violín, Carolina McCall y Louita Clothier, 20 niños y 5 profesores, así como el segundo en… Read more ▶

A Happy Adventure

August 1, 2005 by Lilian Rosario Kong Minaya

Huánuco, “the city with the best climate in the world,” was the setting for several days of intense musical study. When the Director of the Instituto Superior de Música “Daniel Alomia Robles” first made contact with the Suzuki teachers in… Read more ▶

Experiences in San Marcos

August 1, 2005 by Naomi Heindel

Vanesa’s arm was just too short to reach first position on my full-sized violin, but as she wanted to play so badly, and because it was the only instrument available, I came up with a million things for her to… Read more ▶

Early Childhood Education Report

August 1, 2005 by Maria Luisa Del Rio

On May 10, 2005, I traveled to Huánuco to present the research on Early Childhood development that Roxana and I have been working on. I was very lucky to have Caroline Fraser traveling with me. She was going to give… Read more ▶

Report from Peru June 2005

August 1, 2005 by Caroline Fraser

“I’d rather be a sparrow than a snail…” made famous by Simon and Garfunkel, is actually a Peruvian composition, “El condor pasa” written by Daniel Alomia Robles from Huánuco. The Second National Suzuki Workshop in Peru was held in the… Read more ▶

Another Miracle Report from El Salvador

August 1, 2005 by Ana Marin Figueroa

The Suzuki Association of El Salvador, had hosted two Suzuki Festivals: the first one in 2001, with a very modest participation of 20 children and five music teachers, but with two wonderful Suzuki violin teachers, Caroline McCall and Louita Clothier,… Read more ▶

Informe sobre Estimulacion Temprana en Colombia

July 2, 2005 by Roxana Del Barco Herrera, Maria Luisa Del Rio

Arribamos a Colombia el día viernes 24 de junio para dar inicio al programa de capacitación de Estimulación Temprana Musical en los niveles I y II. Tuvimos la participación de 11 profesores en el curso 1 durante la mañana y 12… Read more ▶

El 3er Encuentro de Profesores de America Latina

May 1, 2005 by Marilyn O'Boyle

Este año, la ciudad de Lima fue anfitriona del III Encuentro de Profesores de América Latina organizado por Roberta Centurion y Caroline Fraser. El crecimiento y desarrollo de estos Encuentros ha sido fenomenal. El Primer Encuentro se llevó a cabo… Read more ▶

Novedades de America Latina

May 1, 2005 by Margarita de Troetsch, Caroline Fraser, Claudia Woll

Compilado por Caroline Fraser; traducido por Caroline Fraser y Claudia Woll, Perú y Margarita Troetsch, Panamá Taller de Lectura Musical, Santiago, Chile; 3-6 de enero del 2005 Por Blancamaria Montecinos, Presidenta, Asociación Suzuki de Chile En esta oportunidad invitamos a Caroline Fraser a… Read more ▶

The 3rd Latin American Teachers Conference

May 1, 2005 by Marilyn O'Boyle

This year Lima hosted the Third Latin American Suzuki Teachers Conference, directed by Roberta Centurion and Caroline Fraser. The growth and development of these Encuentros has also been phenomenal. The first Encuentro was held in 1999 and the second in… Read more ▶

XX International Suzuki Festival Peru 2005

May 1, 2005 by Carmen Wise

Introduction One minute I’m home, playing gigs, teaching, getting ready for Christmas, the next I find myself on a midnight flight to Lima, Peru, on my way to take part in the XX International Suzuki Festival. For the last two years, I… Read more ▶

January Events in Latin America

May 1, 2005 by Caroline Fraser

Translated by Caroline Fraser and Claudia Woll, Peru and Margarita Troetsch, Panama Music Reading Worskshop in Santiago, Chile; January 3-6, 2005 By Blancamaria Montecinos, President, Suzuki Association of Chile We invited Caroline Fraser to teach. We had been missing her, as we had… Read more ▶

Latin American Update

August 1, 2004 by Caroline Fraser

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Latin American Update

February 1, 2004 by Caroline Fraser

Compiled by Caroline Fraser Guanajuato, Mexico Etna Diemecke, attended the January 2003 Suzuki International Festival in Lima, Peru, as a scholarship recipient. She returned to Guanajuato, Mexico, determined to organize a similar event there and she did it! Thanks to the seeds… Read more ▶

Latin American Update

November 1, 2002 by Caroline Fraser

Caroline Fraser and Roberta Centurion, translators Despite the economic crisis which Latin America is experiencing, Suzuki programs continue to grow and flourish. Due to this crisis many places have had to cancel plans for offering teacher training courses, while other courses… Read more ▶

XVII International Suzuki Festival

August 1, 2002 by Caroline Fraser

The XVI Festival Suzuki, held in Lima, Peru, was a resounding success by all accounts. Teachers, students and parents left the festival full of energy, resolve, and renewed dedication. All were impressed by the spirit of friendship, cooperation and support… Read more ▶

Second Latin American Suzuki Teachers Conference

August 1, 2002 by Caroline Fraser

From Roberta Centurion, International Representative, Suzuki Association of Peru, SAA Latin American Liaison More than forty Suzuki Teachers from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Peru, Uruguay and the United States came together for the Second Latin American Suzuki Teachers’… Read more ▶

The XVI Suzuki International Festival

May 1, 2001 by Caroline Fraser

Translations by Marcial BF, Roberta Centurion, Grace Carvajal Mulatti In January of this year, the XVI Suzuki International Festival was held in Lima, Peru. A total of 83 teachers and 204 students attended. Teachers arrived from Bolivia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador,… Read more ▶

Latin American Update

February 1, 2001 by Caroline Fraser

In November I was notified of the passing of a pioneer of the Suzuki movement in Latin America, Dolores Olivia Soaje Bermann. I had met Mrs. Bermann personally at the International Suzuki Conference in Edmonton, Canada in 1985. Mrs. Bermann… Read more ▶

Latin American Update

November 1, 2000 by Caroline Fraser

Commitment to ongoing teacher training in Latin America This summer while teaching at some Institutes in the U.S., I made a plea for donations to help make it possible for the Suzuki Association of Peru to offer its annual Suzuki Festival… Read more ▶

What is happening with the Suzuki Method in Chile

May 1, 2000 by Blancamaria Montecinos

by Blancamaria Montecinos, President, Suzuki Association of Chile Translated by Caroline Fraser This past January we were fortunate enough to host a marvelous faculty composed of teachers from different countries who came to be part of our XII International Suzuki Festival, held… Read more ▶

First Latin American Teachers Conference

May 1, 1999 by Marilyn O'Boyle

Several months have passed since the first SAA conference of Latin American Suzuki teachers (also known as PEPSAL—Primer Encuentro de Profesores Suzuki de America Latina). Most of you probably saw the wonderful photos and read the words of many of… Read more ▶

First Latin American Conference PEPSAL

February 1, 1999 by Caroline Fraser

I am very happy to be able to share with you the following reports. They have been submitted by several representatives of Latin American countries which participated in the Primer Encuentro de Profesores Suzuki de America Latina, PEPSAL. Annika Petrozzi, Presidenta… Read more ▶

Latin American Update

November 1, 1998 by Caroline Fraser

Actualidades Latino Americanas Por Caroline Fraser Traduccion: A. Centurion y M. Blondet Roberta Centurion, Marilyn O’Boyle y yo tenemos el placer de anunciar 1Primer Encuentro de Profesores Suzuki de America Latina (PEPSAL), auspiciado por la Asociacion Suzuki de las Americas, que se realizara… Read more ▶

Latin American Update

May 1, 1998 by Caroline Fraser

Thanks to the Internet, I have been in communication with Liliana Arboleda, a Suzuki violin teacher from Cali, Colombia. She plays with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Cali, and attended Ithaca Suzuki Institute last summer. She plans to return this year… Read more ▶

Report from Latin America

February 1, 1998 by Marilyn O'Boyle

Festival and Association News The January ‘98 Suzuki Festival in Lima, Peru, brought together students and teachers of violin, cello, guitar, piano and recorder. The pace was intense for the teachers, many of whom taught eight to nine hours each day.… Read more ▶

Latin American Update

November 1, 1997 by Caroline Fraser

Profile of Suzuki programs in Latin America The table below is a compilation of information gathered from questionnaires sent to numerous Latin American Suzuki programs in May, 1997. The response was overwhelming! I am very grateful to all who participated in… Read more ▶

South American Summer Suzuki Style

May 1, 1996 by Marilyn O'Boyle

On January 1st, violinist/violist Dee Martz, guitarist Alan Johnston and I met in the Chicago airport on the first leg of our journey to Peru and then Chile for the Latin American Suzuki Festivals. In Miami, we connected with pianist… Read more ▶

Latin American Update

November 1, 1995 by Marilyn O'Boyle

Plans for the South American Summer Suzuki Festivals are going well. The dates for the Festival in Lima, Peru, are January 3rd to January 10th and the Festival in Santiago, Chile, will take place from January 13th to 20th. These… Read more ▶

Summer Festival in Chile

May 1, 1995 by Odina Lestani de Medina

In January, the VII Festival Internacional Suzuki was held in Santiago, Chile. In addition to teachers and students from Chile, 18 teachers and advanced students from Argentina participated in the annual festival. The festival training sessions, auditions, and recitals were… Read more ▶

Suzuki Guitar in South America

May 1, 1995 by Alan Johnston

On January 1, 1995 I got up at 4:00 a.m. to catch a shuttle bus to the airport. The temperature was around 2 degrees below zero in Minneapolis. About twelve hours later I was standing, for the first time in… Read more ▶

From South America With Love

May 1, 1995 by Susan Grilli

During the SAA Conference last June, Marilyn O’Boyle asked if I’d like to do workshops in Chile and Peru in January of 1995. I was excited at the prospect, thinking of places like Machu Picchu that I’d always wanted to… Read more ▶

Adopt a Country

November 1, 1994 by Marilyn O'Boyle

A wonderful opportunity to experience the international aspect of Suzuki study in your local program or area association! As the SAA Liaison to Latin American Countries, I have talked to many SAA members who would like to be able to… Read more ▶

Sony Supports Suzuki Development in Chile

August 1, 1994

The faculty of the Santiago Festival includes three of the five recipients of an annual scholarship given by Sony Chile to send a Chilean violinist to train with Dr. Suzuki for one year. 1991 and 1992 winners are Claudio Nazar… Read more ▶

American Team Teaches in Chile

August 1, 1994

Four Americans were guest teachers and teacher trainers at the sixth Festival Suzuki de Musica (Institute) in Santiago, Chile. They are Bruce Anderson (Florida) and Caroline Fraser-Blondet (California), piano, and Marilyn O’Boyle (Minnesota) and Louita Clothier (Iowa), violin. Caroline, Marilyn,… Read more ▶

Current Suzuki Program Statistics

November 1, 1992

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1993 South American Suzuki Festivals

November 1, 1992

January 3 through 10, 1993, Santiago College in Santiago, Chile will be the site of the first part of the 1993 South American Suzuki Festival. The event is sponsored and coordinated by the Suzuki Association of Chile, Concepcion Martorell, President,… Read more ▶

Bravo

November 1, 1992 by Laurie Scott

When I heard that my long term teacher trainer, Marilyn O’Boyle, had returned to the United States from South America. I was eager to speak with her and invite her to teach at our institute in Austin. I was proud… Read more ▶

A Visit With Manuel

November 1, 1992 by Marilyn O'Boyle

On September 26 and 27, 1992, I was in Austin, Texas, and I spent an hour with my former student, Manuel Bravo, listening to him play and talking about his new life here in Austin. I also used the opportunity… Read more ▶

The Suzuki Method in South America

November 1, 1992 by Joseph McSpadden, Marilyn O'Boyle

This report is a composite of information from Suzuki programs in Peru, Chile and Bolivia. Marilyn O’Boyle, South American Liaison for the Suzuki Association of the Americas, and Roberta Centurion provided the information from Chile and Peru. Martha Shackford contributed… Read more ▶

Listo Ya

June 1, 1990 by Barbara Wampner

“‘Listo, ya!” “San, hai!” “Ready, go!” Spanish, Japanese or English-the result is the same for the Suzuki teacher-a signal to begin. I had the need to add some Spanish to my teaching vocabulary last January when I had the opportunity… Read more ▶

Starting Again In Chile

December 1, 1986 by Marilyn O'Boyle

Here I am in the southern hemisphere again! Our family enjoyed living and working in Lima, Peru for two years (1984-86) where I started a Suzuki program and trained teachers and my husband started a band program at the American… Read more ▶

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