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20th TERI Suzuki Children Piano Concert

October 14, 2020

Live streaming on YouTube Live from 10:00 a.m., Japan time, on October 25, 2020 (Sun.) link The Suzuki Children’s Piano Concert is a nationwide concert hosted in Japan by TERI. With this concert, we aim to improve the musical performance level of… Read more ▶

Excellence from the Start  The Suzuki Piano Students Journey

October 4, 2019

“Excellence from the Start – the Suzuki Piano Student’s Journey” has been brewing for a few years.   Suzuki piano teachers were searching for a way to publicize the Suzuki approach to learning the piano.  We thought it would be fantastic… Read more ▶

SAA Piano Teacher Trainer Fay Adams Honored as TMTA Teacher of the Year

June 12, 2015

Congratulations to Fay Swadley Adams, SAA Piano Teacher Trainer, who has been named as the Tennesee Music Teachers Association Teacher of the Year! Fay has made an invaluable impact in her community and in the larger Suzuki community with… Read more ▶

Suzuki Piano School Volumes 17 Digital Audio and eBooks Now Available

May 20, 2015

Great news for Suzuki teachers and families from Alfred Music Publishing Audio Downloads! The downloadable audio for Suzuki Piano School Vol’s 1-7 is now available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon, etc… Read more ▶

Interview Vijay Iyer

June 24, 2013 by Sarah Bylander Montzka

Grammy-nominated composer-pianist Vijay Iyer was described by Pitchfork as “one of the most interesting and vital young pianists in jazz today,” by The New Yorker as one of “today’s most important pianists… extravagantly gifted… brilliantly eclectic,” and by the Los Angeles Weekly as “a boundless and deeply important young star.” 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 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 ▶

Piano Concerto Featured Gavin George

September 1, 2012 by Malgosia Lis

I have known of Gavin George for a while, I have heard his teacher Mary Craig Powell talk about him; I have listened to his recording on YouTube. I knew he was a very special boy, who loved piano and… Read more ▶

Piano Schedule Packed with Inspiration

September 1, 2012 by Malgosia Lis

As of writing this, ten days have passed since the 15th SAA Conference, and I am still living on cloud nine! I seem to be talking about the conference to anybody who is eager (or seems to be eager to… Read more ▶

Suzuki Piano Student Gavin George Featured in New Documentary

August 6, 2012

Gavin George, nine-year-old Suzuki piano student of Mary Craig Powell, is the focus of a newly-released short documentary from the Prodigies series by THNKR. The film follows Gavin as he prepares for a major performance for the Daughters of the… 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 ▶

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 ▶

New International Edition of Suzuki Piano Volume Seven Motivates Cincinnati Teen

March 21, 2012 by Rita Hauck

Austin Wade, age fifteen, a high school sophomore in Cincinnati, Ohio, presented a Suzuki Piano Graduation Recital from Book Seven on Friday, November 11, 2011. The uniqueness of his Book Seven graduation recital is that he chose to play all the repertoire from the Revised Edition of Suzuki Volume Seven and all the repertoire from the New International Edition of Suzuki Volume Seven. Read more ▶

Former Suzuki Student Jason Moran Named Kennedy Centers Artistic Advisor for Jazz

March 2, 2012

Pianist Jason Moran was named Artistic Advisor for Jazz at the Kennedy Center in November 2011. In this video, he speaks with PBS News Hour’s Jeffrey Brown about promoting the arts, contemporary forms, and his beginnings as a Suzuki piano… 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 ▶

From Warsaw A New Perspective on Suzuki Listening

December 1, 2011 by Joan Krzywicki

Have you ever imagined that given the opportunity, you would sit in an auditorium in a foreign country, for perhaps ten hours a day, listening to young musicians play compositions by only one composer, sometimes the same composition repeatedly? Read more ▶

In Memoriam Doris Koppelman

December 1, 2011

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Doris Koppelman, Piano Teacher and Trainer from San Diego. Doris was beloved by thousands of students, parents and teachers. Read more ▶

Two Books Added to the SAA Store

September 21, 2011

Group Lessons for Suzuki Violin and Viola By Carolyn McCall Book, 84 pages, $12.95 Group lesson ideas for violin and viola, organized by book level and technique/skill. Focus on Suzuki Piano: Creative and Effective Ideas for Teachers and Parents By Mary Craig Powell Book, 76 pages,… Read more ▶

Suzuki Student Gavin George will be on From the Top on September 25

September 16, 2011

Gavin George, 8-year-old Suzuki piano student of Mary Craig Powell will be performing on From the Top on Sunday, September 25 at 7PM. He is the youngest student ever chosen for this prestigious show and he is truly something for… Read more ▶

Congratulations to New Teacher Trainers

September 15, 2011

The SAA would like to welcome five new Teacher Trainers: Amy Matherly Charlton, MA Violin Nightingale Chen Powell, OH Piano Priscilla Jones Bainbridge Island, WA Cello Sharon Jones London, ON Suzuki Early Childhood Education Haukur Hannesson Uppsala, Sweden Cello ESA Level V Trainer, added to SAA Registry We look forward to their service in this new and… 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 ▶

New Book The Life and Letters of Frdric Chopin

June 2, 2011

Four-part series on Chopin by Malgosia Lis, which features original translations of Chopin’s letters by the author and was originally published in the American Suzuki Journal. Now conveniently bound together in a single volume. The 41-page book is spiral bound… Read more ▶

Book Review Repertoire for Intermediate Pianists Vol A and B by Christopher Liccardo

May 25, 2011 by Catherine McMichael

Repertoire for Intermediate Pianists Volumes A and B, with CD recordings, selected and performed by Christopher Liccardo, with additional performances by Joseph Liccardo. Published by Liccardo Music, www.liccardomusic.com. Piano teachers, both Suzuki and traditional in approach, will find an excellent… Read more ▶

Congratulations to New Teacher Trainers

October 4, 2010

The SAA would like to welcome three new Teacher Trainers: Blake Brasch Cello Mount Prospect, IL Timothy Durbin Violin Carlisle, KY Sarah Salz Piano Miami, FL We look forward to their service in this new and important capacity. Looking for a Trainer? Search for Teacher Trainers by instrument or location. Read more ▶

First Impressions of New Piano Books

August 25, 2010 by Gail Lange

First impressions of the New International Editions of the Suzuki piano repertoire are all positive. It is obvious that the ISA Piano Committee, chaired by Mary Craig Powell, set Suzuki Piano on a new path. Twelve new pieces have been… Read more ▶

Piano Summary of the SAA Conference

June 22, 2010 by Gail Lange

Dear Colleague, Can you believe it was the 14th Conference sponsored by SAA? I thought you might be interested in some of the major events, particularly the sessions related to piano. I will begin with the Teacher Training day on the Thursday. Pam… Read more ▶

Nehama Patkin Artist  Friend

June 3, 2010 by Nehama Patkin

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Gavin George 6 on the Early Show Monday

April 16, 2010

6-year-old Suzuki piano student Gavin George will be featured on The Early Show (CBS) on Monday, April 19. He is estimated to appear at approximately 8:45 AM, but we can’t count on that time. The show runs from 7 to 9… Read more ▶

In Memoriam Nehama Patkin

March 26, 2010

Our good friend and colleague, Nehama Patkin, passed away on Friday, March 26, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. She was 70 years old. Nehama had been in the ICU at Epworth Hospital for 19 days being treated for a massive infection… Read more ▶

SixYear Old Winner

March 8, 2010

Six-year-old Suzuki Pianist Gavin George has been named a Gold Medal winner in the competition sponsored by The American Association for Development of the Gifted and Talented. Gavin will perform in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on April 18… 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 ▶

New Repertoire for Suzuki Piano Books 47

January 1, 2010

The Suzuki International Piano Committee is currently completing its work on the newly revised and edited International Editions of Suzuki Piano Books 4-7. These books are projected to be released at the SAA Conference in May, 2010. The accompanying CDs,… Read more ▶

Ask the Experts 9 LongTerm Goal and Piano Studios

November 30, 2009 by Ellen Berry

Last summer, focus groups at summer Institutes were asked to submit questions for a panel of “Suzuki Experts” to answer. This is the 9th installment. What is the long-term teaching goal for all students? In Nurtured by Love, Dr. Suzuki says: “I… Read more ▶

Revising Suzuki Piano Books 57

May 10, 2009 by Pam Brasch, Teri Einfeldt, Gail Lange, Mary Craig Powell

The International Suzuki Piano Committee, working with Mr. E.L. Lancaster of Alfred Publishing Company, met in Boulder, CO, in November 2008 to begin work on revisions to Suzuki Piano Method Books 4-7. History was made for Suzuki Piano as a… Read more ▶

In Memoriam Barbara Schneiderman

October 8, 2008

Barbara Schneiderman, pianist, and nationally acclaimed author, lecturer and teacher who brought music into the lives of hundreds of grateful young students and their families died Saturday, June 14, 2008, at her home in Del Mar, California. She was 73.… Read more ▶

Suzuki News 1 New Violin and Piano Books Online Member Directory and More

September 5, 2008

Video about the New Violin Books View a video of the SAA Violin Committee’s presentation on the revised Suzuki violin books from the 2008 Conference. Read more Video about the New Piano Books Mary Craig Powell and E.L. Lancaster discuss the improvements and changes… Read more ▶

Video about the New Piano Books

September 2, 2008 by Cleo Ann Brimhall, Doris Koppelman, E.l. Lancaster, Gail Lange, Mary Craig Powell, Renee Chomet Robbins

Mary Craig Powell and E.L. Lancaster discuss the improvements and changes made by the international piano committee. Four teachers demonstrate and discuss the four new pieces added to these books. From the 2008 SAA Conference session, “Energize Your Teaching with… Read more ▶

Energize Your Teaching with the New Suzuki Piano Books 13

August 25, 2008 by Cleo Ann Brimhall, Doris Koppelman, E.l. Lancaster, Gail Lange, Mary Craig Powell, Renee Chomet Robbins

Mary Craig Powell and E.L. Lancaster discuss the improvements and changes made by the international piano committee. Four teachers demonstrate and discuss the four new pieces added to these books. From the 2008 SAA Conference session, “Energize Your Teaching with… Read more ▶

2006 International Ensembles and Piano Concerto Concert Preview Clip

July 28, 2008

Preview of the International Ensembles and Piano Concerto Concert DVD from the 2006 SAA Conference Read more ▶

Balancing

June 1, 2008 by Rebecca Moore

Memorizing forty digits of pi? No problem. I’ve already memorized Toccata by Khachaturian when I was eleven and Concerto No. 1 by Bach last year. Choreographing counts of eight for my gymnastics floor routine? I already know how to count beats… Read more ▶

Introducing Brian Ganz

March 5, 2008 by Gail Lange

Brian Ganz won the appreciation of all piano participants at the SAA Conference in 2006 in Minneapolis. Brian was the masterclass clinician for the 2006 Conference and presented a lecture recital on the Preludes of Chopin. Without attempting to be too… Read more ▶

News from the Piano Committee

March 5, 2008

The editing and translation of the new revisions of the Suzuki Piano Books 1,2, and 3 is drawing to a close. Many thanks to Mary Craig Powell, Co-Chair of the International Piano Committee, for the tremendous amount of volunteer work… Read more ▶

Revised Suzuki Piano Books 13

December 31, 2007

By spring, 2008, Alfred plans to release the revised editions and recordings for the new International edition of the Suzuki Piano Method, Books 1-3. Many thanks to Mary Craig Powell who is the SAA’s representative to the International (ISA) Piano… Read more ▶

4Piano Concerto in a minor BWV 1065 by JS Bach

August 17, 2007 by Gail Lange

Performance by students of Gail Lange accompanied by Concorde Suzuki String School of Guelph, April 2002. Read more ▶

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