Interview Laurel Trainor SAA Honorary Board Member

August 15, 2014 by David Gerry

Dr. Laurel Trainor is a professor in the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour at McMaster University, a research scientist at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Hospital, Toronto, and the director of the McMaster Institute for Music and the… Read more ▶

Learning More Than the Music The Influence of the Suzuki Method in the Life and Career of Dr Whitney Kelley

September 18, 2013 by Libby Felts, Whitney Reagan Kelley

Flutist Whitney Kelley has worked for the Suzuki Association of the Americas for four years as administrator for chapters and institutes. In spring 2013, she graduated from the University of Colorado with her DMA in flute performance and pedagogy. We… Read more ▶

The International Research Symposium on Talent Education A Collaborative Space for Teachers and Researchers

September 1, 2012 by Karin Hendricks

I had no idea how cool this was going to be,” Ann Shurtz said to me during the catered snack break on Thursday afternoon. Ann was a first-time attendee at the Eleventh International Research Symposium on Talent Education, a pre-SAA… Read more ▶

Early Childhood Music Research Published

May 11, 2012

Laurel Trainor and David Gerry’s research on very early musical training for babies at McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind has recently been published in Developmental Science and Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. Read more from ScienceDaily: Babies’… Read more ▶

Can Every Child Really  What Do Other Authorities Have to Say About Suzuki Concepts

March 21, 2012 by Michael Montgomery

Having only recently come into the Suzuki circle of teaching and learning, many of the tenets of the method are still somewhat new to me. Curious (and sometimes perhaps even a little skeptical) about various aspects of this approach, I… Read more ▶

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the International Research Symposium on Talent Education

September 21, 2010 by Alice Ann O'Neill

A record number of Suzuki teachers, researchers and graduate students gathered on May 27 and 28, 2010, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the International Research Symposium on Talent Education. Dr. Robert Duke, Professor of Music and Human Learning from… Read more ▶

Early Childhood Research

August 23, 2010

Some of the good news is out with regard to David Gerry’s PhD thesis. You may remember from discussions during Suzuki ECE training or from the last two SAA conferences in Minneapolis that David undertook a project to examine whether… Read more ▶

Selected Papers Related to Music Perception  Cognition

December 10, 2008 by Laurel Trainor

Many of these articles can be downloaded from specifically about Suzuki @ of particular interest to music educators $ review Articles in Science Journals $ Trainor, L. J. (2008). Science & Music: The neural roots of music. Nature, 453, 598-599. @ Trainor, L. J., Gao,… Read more ▶

Furthering the Mission Ninth International Research Symposium on Talent Education

December 10, 2008 by Alice Ann O'Neill

The MISSION of the International Research Symposium on Talent Education (IRSTE): provide insights for improving teaching abilities within the Suzuki method; scientifically document the work of teachers and students using the Suzuki method; provide an experience whereby would-be researchers can explore their… Read more ▶

ECE Brain Research Receives Grammy Foundation Funding

July 17, 2008

Laurel Trainor, director the McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind has been awarded a grant from the Grammy Foundation to study the effects of Suzuki ECE music lessons on infants. She and research partner David Gerry hope to show… Read more ▶

New Study on the Benefits of Suzuki Education

September 20, 2006

There is a short write-up in the Washington Post about an interesting new study of Suzuki education and development of mental ability. “The study of children 4 to 6 years old is the first to show specific cognitive benefits from musical… Read more ▶

Viewing Teaching Through a Different Lens A Report of the First Research Project by the International Suzuki Research Symposium

November 1, 1997 by Robert Duke

1 All of us form impressions of the world around us based on our own personal experiences, observations, perceptions, and our interpretations of what we know. Of course, such a capacity serves us well in much of what we do. Our… Read more ▶

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