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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 ▶

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