Memorial

In Memoriam Idell Low

January 19, 2016

Dear Suzuki Family, It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Idell Low, SMPLA Director Emeritus. She passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 16th. We will keep you informed of the details of the funeral services… Read more ▶

In Memoriam Michele Higa George

June 4, 2014

There is no living in love without sorrow; but the greatest sorrow is not to love. —Anonymous REMEMBERING MICHELE HIGA GEORGE It is with great sadness that we share the news with the extended Suzuki Talent Education family that Michele Higa George passed… Read more ▶

Memorial Service for Dee Martz Set For May 27

February 11, 2014

To Suzuki Friends of Dee Martz: A memorial service for Dee Martz has been set for May 27  at 11 a.m. in Stevens Point, WI. The service will be held at UWSP in Michelsen Hall. Those attending the SAA Conference in Minneapolis… Read more ▶

In Memoriam Charlene Wilson

January 30, 2014

Charlene Wilson, musician and cello teacher, passed away on Saturday, January 4, at the age of 81. She will be fondly remembered by her daughters, Charlyn Wilson of Tualatin, OR, and Cynthia Halle of Upperco, MD; her son James Wilson… Read more ▶

In Memoriam Eleanor Allen

December 17, 2013 by Beth Titterington

June 5, 1915—November 27, 2013 Read more ▶

In Memoriam Dee Martz

October 11, 2013

We regret to announce the passing of Dee Martz, Director of the Aber Suzuki Center and the American Suzuki Institute 1984-2009. An active member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, Dee was elected to the Board of Directors in 2001… Read more ▶

In Memoriam Yuko Mori

June 17, 2013

With great sadness we pass on the following message from the Talent Education Research Institute Office in Matsumoto. Many knew Ms. Mori well and will remember her wonderful teaching and strong support for Dr. Suzuki and the Suzuki Method. Read more ▶

In Memoriam Janos Starker July 5 1924  April 28 2013

April 30, 2013

Janos Starker, master cellist, educator, and member of the SAA Honorary Board of Directors, died Sunday in Bloomington, Indiana, at age 88. In addition to serving on the Honorary Board, Mr. Starker was a guest at the first SAA Conference,… Read more ▶

Armena Marderosian January 1 1949  November 3 2012

March 18, 2013 by Renee Chomet Robbins

Armena Marderosian, much-beloved Suzuki piano teacher, teacher trainer, colleague, wife, mother, sister and friend, died peacefully at home on November 3, 2012 after a seven and a half month struggle with cancer. Armena was born in Providence, Rhode Island, and later… Read more ▶

In Memoriam Mineo Nakajima TERI President

February 20, 2013

It is with deepest sadness and sorrow that we announce the passing away of the Talent Education Research Institute President, Mineo Nakajima. Read more ▶

In Memoriam Don G Campbell 19472012

December 14, 2012 by Victoria Vorreiter

The music world has lost an inspiring teacher and intrepid sonic explorer in Don Campbell, whose pioneering work extolling the transformative power of sound and music is now reverberating in homes, schools, universities, healing centers, and concert halls throughout the world. Read more ▶

In Memoriam Armena Marderosian

November 5, 2012

Suzuki Teachers are greatly saddened by the passing of long-time Suzuki Piano Teacher Trainer Armena Marderosian on Sunday, November 4. Read more ▶

Yasuko S Joichi Oct 1 1945Dec 28 2011

May 1, 2012

Mrs. Joichi was a beloved Suzuki Piano Teacher and SAA Teacher Trainer. She served on the faculty of the Music Institute of Chicago, worked on the Suzuki Piano repertoire revisions committee and taught at many institutes and workshops. She studied… Read more ▶

June Itami June 22 1920January 14 2012

May 1, 2012

A pioneer of the Suzuki violin method in North America, June’s first of many trips to Japan was in 1967. She became a close friend of Dr. Suzuki and was well known in the Japanese Suzuki community. June was especially… 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 ▶

In Memoriam Hannah Stieg

January 18, 2012

Hannah Stieg, daughter of Linda and Roger Stieg, has passed away at the age of 23 after a 5 1/2 year battle with cancer. Hannah grew up as a Suzuki child, attending many institutes with her parents. Suzuki piano became… Read more ▶

In Memoriam June Itami

January 18, 2012

We are sad to inform SAA members and friends of the passing of June Itami of Nampa, Idaho, on January 14, 2012. She was one of the pioneers of the Suzuki violin method in North America. June’s first of many… Read more ▶

In Memoriam Yasuko Joichi

January 3, 2012

We are saddened to learn that Yasuko Joichi passed away on December 28, 2011. A memorial service is planned as follows: Saturday, January 07, 2012 3:00 p.m.—03:45 p.m. St. James the Less Episcopal Church 550 Sunset Ridge Road Northfield, Il 60093 Mrs. Joichi was a beloved… Read more ▶

In Memoriam Louise Behrend 19162011

December 1, 2011 by Sheila Keats, Alexander Yudkovsky

It is with great sadness we share with you the news that The School for Strings’ founder, Louise Behrend, has passed away. Miss Behrend was one of the pioneer musicians who introduced the educational philosophy and teaching concepts of the violinist Shinichi Suzuki to the United States. Read more ▶

In Memoriam Kristi Knecht

December 1, 2011 by Jean Dexter

Kristi Ann Rassmussen Knecht, 61, of Gladstone, Missouri, passed away September 12, 2011. Kristi was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and was the second of seven children. At age five, her family moved to Northfield, Minnesota, where Kristi graduated from high… Read more ▶

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