My Instrument Case

August 11, 2011 by Nicky Williams

When someone asks me what is in my instrument case, they would think I would say my violin, but I answer, something I love to do. Read more ▶

Why More People Should Listen to Music

August 11, 2011 by Ellis Miskell

It was late when I got home, and I knew I would stay up late trying to finish my mountains of homework. But, if I could redo the events of that evening, choose a different path that would have allowed me to get home earlier, and complete my work by eight o’clock, I wouldn’t. Read more ▶

If My Violin Could Speak…

August 11, 2011 by Kennedy Munn

If my violin could speak it would say, “My Kennedy you make lovely music when you focus and play. When my strings are in tune with rosin on my bow, I’m ready to perform with you at your recital show. Please be gentle and try not to… Read more ▶

2011 Minijournal Cover Winners

June 7, 2011

1st Place Winner Joseph M. Evans, “Max”, age 14 Downers Grove, IL Max has been playing violin for 9 years and his teacher is Daina Volodka.2nd Place Caera Ozawa Burns, age 5 Sunnyvale, CA Caera plays cello with Barbara Wampner.3rd Place Simona Sulminas, age 5 1/2 Riverside, IL Simona… Read more ▶

Suzuki E-News #33: Conference 2012 Students, Writing Contest Winners, Volunteer Spotlight

May 20, 2011

134 new members joined the SAA in April. Welcome! In this issue: SAA Volunteer Spotlight: Jennifer Visick Suzuki Student Writing Contest Results American Suzuki Journal Call for Submissions Student 2012 Conference Opportunities SAA Volunteer Spotlight: Jennifer Visick This new Suzuki E-News feature will spotlight a different SAA… Read more ▶

Suzuki Student Writing Contest Results

May 18, 2011

Thank you to all who participated and entered the Suzuki Student Writing Contest. We received more than 50 entries, and each one was a joy to read. It’s magnificent to see some of the many talents of Suzuki students on… Read more ▶

Concerto Competition for Montréal Suzuki Students

March 25, 2011 by Maude Durand

After conducting Suzuki orchestras and participating in an exchange program between Montreal and Edmonton, Cristian Gort had a great idea of having a concerto competition for Suzuki students. Cristian Gort is a conductor who has worked with several ensembles, in Amsterdam,… Read more ▶

Suzuki Student Writing Contest

March 25, 2011

The SAA would like your students’ nonfiction and poetry submissions for upcoming publications! Winning selections may appear in the SAA Minijournal, on the SAA website, or in other SAA publications. Entries are due April 15, 2011. Submissions may address, but are… Read more ▶

2011 Minijournal Cover Design Contest

December 21, 2010

Design the cover for next year’s Minijournal! Submissions are due by January 17, 2011. Criteria and Requirements Students who wish to enter their artwork must study with an SAA Teacher member. Students must be between 4 and 14 years of age. Material submitted must… Read more ▶

Suzuki Voice Student Mikaela Schneider Performs with Marvin Hamlisch

December 20, 2010

Mikaela Schneider, a sixteen-year-old Suzuki student from the Milwaukee area, performed in four concerts at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. with Marvin Hamlisch, December 9-12. She also performed with Hamlisch and the Dallas Symphony December 4th and 5th. Mr. Hamlisch… Read more ▶

Toward Self-Regulated Learning: Scaffolding Deep Practice Habits in Suzuki Violin Students

December 17, 2010 by Lisa Toner

My interest in getting students to practice effectively was born in 2006 when I was an undergraduate and new studio teacher. Read more ▶

SYOA: Seventh Successful Year

September 21, 2010 by James Van Reeth, Vanessa Vari

Young musicians from both North and South America joined together at this year’s “Teamwork” Conference to form two outstanding string orchestras—Suzuki Youth Orchestras of the Americas I and II. Each child arrived at the conference very well prepared, having worked… Read more ▶

Letter to Students: Cliffs Notes for A Faster Brain

August 27, 2010

Daniel Coyle was a keynote speaker at our 2010 conference. Be on the look out for the next ASJ with conference summations. Here are some of his great tips on training your brain: Daniel Coyle: Letter to Students: Cliffs Notes for… Read more ▶

2010 Conference Student DVD is here!

August 27, 2010

The 2010 Conference Student DVD is now available online. It includes the SYOA 1 & 2, Flute Performing Ensemble, and Piano Concerto performances. If you pre-ordered a DVD at the conference, it should be on the way to you. If you… Read more ▶

2010 Minijournal Cover Winners

July 19, 2010

1st Place Winner Sophia Abusamra, age 8 Rochester Hills, MI Sophia studies violin with Mark Mutter and piano with Gail Gebhart. 2nd Place Mary From, age 8 Bellingham, WA Mary’s violin teacher is Sandra Payton. 3rd Place Justin Ghofrany, age 8 Sertling, VA Justin studies violin with Mariam Gregorian and Davis… Read more ▶

Shenandoah Valley Elementary students perform with St. Louis Symphony

April 20, 2010

Shenandoah Valley Elementary School, taught by Loren Abramson, performed with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra last weekend. Loren Abramson was recognized as SLSO’s 2010 Educator of the Year. Read more at St. Louis Today: Shenandoah Valley performs with St. Louis Symphony Read more ▶

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 ▶

Six-Year 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 Voice Student Sings with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

December 7, 2009

Aber Suzuki Center student, soprano Mikaela Schneider, 15, of Greendale, WI, a student of Suzuki voice teacher Mary Hofer, sang Schubert’s Ave Maria with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra at their holiday concert this past weekend. Guest conductor Marvin Hamlisch (also… Read more ▶

Conference: Students Needed for Bass, Flute, Guitar, and Recorder

November 5, 2009

Student participants are still needed for the following events at the 2010 SAA Conference next May: Bass: SYOA 1, SYOA 2, Bass Choir Flute: Masterclass, Performing Ensemble Guitar: Masterclass, Non-Preformed Chamber Recorder: Masterclass, Recorder Consort, Non-Preformed Chamber Applications are being accepted until November 30. See the… Read more ▶

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