Suzuki Early Childhood Education

Inspiration and Connection at the 2015 Leadership Retreat

May 29, 2015 by Barbara Balatero, Heather Watson Hardie, Samara Humbert-Hughes, Laura Nerenberg, Alice Ann O'Neill, Kathleen Schoen, Danette Schuh, Rafael Videira

For many Suzuki teachers, SAA Conferences and Leadership Retreats are the best way to kick off summer. Packed full of inspiration and camaraderie, these events are not to be missed! Read more ▶

In Their Own Time

August 15, 2014 by Danette Schuh

The hallway conversations between parents before and after class always intrigue me. Often, after class has ended and the teachers are writing their comments in the students’ baby class journals, bits of the conversations float into the room. “Is she… Read more ▶

We Can Do Small

August 29, 2013 by Dorothy Jones, Sharon Jones

Early Childhood specialist Dorothy Jones and her daughter, ECE Teacher Sharon Jones, share their experiences with the value of pre-natal listening, including both listening music and speech. Their experiences with children who have been listening before birth have convinced them… Read more ▶

Ability Develops Early: Suzuki Early Childhood Education Teacher Training Slideshow

August 29, 2013 by Donald Jones

With Dorothy and Sharon Jones, Waterloo, Ontario, August 2013 Read more ▶

Growing in Strength and Enthusiasm: Suzuki Early Childhood Education

September 1, 2012 by Wan Tsai Chen, Lynn McCall

“Dr. Suzuki, you seem to be more interested in the success of the early childhood programs than anything else. Is that right?” Suzuki replied, “Yes. It is so important, the early training. It is difficult to get support for this… Read more ▶

Pictures from Suzuki Early Childhood Education Baby Class in Austin, Texas, January 2012

July 20, 2012 by Donald Jones

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Suzuki Early Childhood Education Training Pictures, London, ON, 2012

July 16, 2012 by Donald Jones

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Building the Foundation for a Lifetime: Suzuki Method for Early Childhood Education

June 18, 2012 by Lynn McCall

A closer look at the Suzuki Early Childhood Education zero to 3-year-old class: how the Suzuki triangle is applied to this foundational program, how teachers see the growth and development of children through skill layering, and how we teach parents… 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 ▶

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 ▶

Tribute to Dorothy Jones

September 27, 2010 by Alice Joy Lewis

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Dorothy Jones: The Heart of Suzuki Early Childhood Education

September 21, 2010 by Nancy Brady

Dorothy’s introduction to the Suzuki Method was in the winter of 1968/69 when daughters Beth and Sharon began Suzuki violin study. Dorothy soon learned about the developments in Suzuki Piano and embarked on her career as an instructor and trainer… 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 ▶

Super-Size Your Success with Suzuki ECE!

May 13, 2010 by Shirley Jamison Star

Ten Things to Know Suzuki Early Childhood Education (ECE) is a program for parent and child 0-3 years old. (There also is a Prenatal component in Suzuki ECE.) Suzuki ECE is unique in its emphasis on natural development from birth and the… Read more ▶

Suzuki Early Childhood Education Report

October 20, 2009 by Dorothy Jones

SAA: Baby/Toddler Training and Growth in 2008/2009 At the 2006 SAA conference in Minneapolis, 28 teachers registered for Stage One (25 hrs)of the Suzuki Early Childhood Education: Prenatal and Baby years training. This was a new initiative of the SAA and… 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 ▶

Early Childhood Education Report

August 1, 2005 by Maria Luisa Del Rio

On May 10, 2005, I traveled to Huánuco to present the research on Early Childhood development that Roxana and I have been working on. I was very lucky to have Caroline Fraser traveling with me. She was going to give… Read more ▶

Informe sobre Estimulacion Temprana en Colombia

July 2, 2005 by Roxana Del Barco Harrera, Maria Luisa Del Rio

Arribamos a Colombia el día viernes 24 de junio para dar inicio al programa de capacitación de Estimulación Temprana Musical en los niveles I y II. Tuvimos la participación de 11 profesores en el curso 1 durante la mañana y 12… Read more ▶

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