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TERI Natsumatsuri  Suzuki Method Summer Festival at Home 2020

July 10, 2020

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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 ▶

Reflections on the Advancement of the Suzuki Method in Santiago de CubaHow the dream of two violin teachers became reality

December 19, 2018 by Cecilia Dayana Rosales Prieto

Santiago de Cuba is a city known for its rich history and its distinctive cultural influence. Located in southeast Cuba, with more than five centuries since its founding, this eclectic city is known as the “capital of the Caribbean.” A musical… Read more ▶

It Transcended Us to Another World  Episode 3

May 23, 2017 by Joan Krzywicki, Margaret Watts Romney

Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes Also on Stitcher and other popular podcast apps. Feed URL: https://suzukiassociation.org/podcasts/building-noble-hearts/ Music & Clips Radiolab “Sound as Touch” episode Sun Up by Stephen Katz and Derek Snyder Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky played by Alexander Ghindin. Comments… Read more ▶

Skills I didnt know my child had  Episode 5

July 7, 2017 by Dorothy Jones, Margaret Watts Romney

When is the ideal age to start a music education? Many teachers start students as young as 3 and 4 years old, but Dorothy Jones took to heart Dr. Suzuki’s admonition to focus on the babies. In this episode, we… Read more ▶

Can Every Parent

August 11, 2017 by Holly Blackwelder Carpenter

From the Video Series Parents As Partners Online 2015 A few weeks ago I received a text message from my brother (Suzuki parent with 3 children) It read “I know every child can, but I am not sure that this parent… Read more ▶

Play It Again Sam  How to Implement Listening in Home Practice

August 11, 2017 by Jennifer Burton

From the Video Series, Parents As Partners Online 2015 Hi, I am Jenny Burton and I am going to talk about listening today. The name of my talk is “Play it Again Sam: How to Implement Listening in Home Practice.” There… Read more ▶

Crafting Constructive Positive Feedback

August 11, 2017 by Alexander Revoal

From the Video Series, Parents As Partners Online 2017 Consider the following scenario. You’ve been working on a research project at work for a while now and you present your findings to the department, including your supervisor, before you have to… Read more ▶

The Value of Repetition

August 11, 2017 by Susan Baer

From the Video Series, Parents as Partners Online 2011 Hi, my name is Sue Baer. Thank you for joining me today on this session, addressing The Value of Repetition. I believe that every child is capable of playing their instrument at… Read more ▶

A Thousand Bow Holds You Must Be Kidding

August 11, 2017 by Barbara Balatero

From the Video Series, Parents as Parnters Online 2016 When I have a new cello student, one of the first big assignments I give them is to make 1,000 good bow holds. I don’t allow my students to place the bow… Read more ▶

Back to Basics What Every Teacher Wants You to Know

August 11, 2017 by Lucy Shaw

From the video series Parents as Partners Online 2013. Welcome to the 2013 edition of PPO online. I am Lucy Shaw, and I run a private Suzuki studio just outside of Seattle in the state of Washington. My talk today is… Read more ▶

A Measure of Progress

August 11, 2017 by Susan Baer

From the video series Parents As Partners Online 2016 When we embark on a project as important as preparing our children for the role that music will play in their lives, it’s only natural that we concern ourselves with a host… Read more ▶

The Importance of Group Classes

August 11, 2017 by Jennifer Burton

From the video collection Parents As Partners Online 2012. Hi! My name is Jennifer Burton, and it’s my pleasure today to talk with you about the importance of Group Classes. I think there are about six things that I really… Read more ▶

Creative Strategies for Effective Reviewa Survey of Favorite Activities from within the Suzuki Triangle

August 11, 2017 by Rafael Videira

From Parents as Partners Online 2016. Hello, my name is Rafael Videira, and I am a Suzuki viola and violin teacher. Today I would like to talk about ways to make reviewing the repertoire fun and effective. The activities I… Read more ▶

Toca De Novo Sam Como Fazer o Aluno Ouvir as Gravaes no Estudo Dirio

August 11, 2017 by Jennifer Burton

Olá, meu nome é Jenny Burton e hoje eu vou falar sobre a escuta. O título do meu discurso é “Toca De Novo, Sam: Como Fazer o Aluno Ouvir as Gravações no Estudo Diário”. Eu tenho observado que existem dois tipos… Read more ▶

A Importncia da Repetio

August 11, 2017 by Susan Baer

Olá, meu nome é Sue Baer. Obrigada por estar aqui hoje nessa sessão sobre a importância da repetição. Eu acredito que toda criança é capaz de tocar seu instrumento num nível bem alto. Se você conhece o método Suzuki, eu… 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 ▶

Advice and Encouragement for Suzuki Parents

August 10, 2017 by Brittany Gardner

From the video series, Parents as Partners Online 2015 Hi my name is Brittany Gardner, and I’m a cello teacher in Salt Lake City. I’m excited to be participating in Parents as Partners, and I hope that what I have to… Read more ▶

Bringing Your Gifts and Feeding a Hunger that the World Has  Episode 6

July 27, 2017 by Alice Ann O'Neill, Margaret Watts Romney

Have you ever felt so focused on the project in front of you that the rest of the world seemed to disappear? Perhaps time stood still? You felt in complete harmony with things around you? This place is a source… Read more ▶

Holding Two Concepts In Ones Mind  Episode 4

June 7, 2017 by Sarah Bylander Montzka, Margaret Watts Romney

Students, Teachers, Parents, Administrators: we are all interested in growth and change. In this episode, Sarah Bylander Montzka explains the skill we can all use of “holding two concepts in one’s mind at the same time”—a skill which can nurture growth in students, organizations, and ourselves. Read more ▶

It Doesnt Get Much Better Than This  Episode 2

May 8, 2017 by Carey Beth Hockett, Margaret Watts Romney

How are in-person and engaged communities created? What do they feel like when you’re in them? We interview group class expert and cellist Carey Beth Hockett to hear her answers. Read more ▶

Episode 1  You Have to Go On You Have to Grow

April 24, 2017 by Winifred Crock, Margaret Watts Romney

Who was Dr. Suzuki, why is there a community of teachers following his vision, and what ideas can apply to teachers anywhere? We talk with his former student, Winifred Crock, to answer these questions and more. 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 ▶

We Are Suzuki How the Suzuki Method Influenced These Grads Creativity and Success

November 21, 2014 by Libby Felts

By now, you may be familiar with We Are Suzuki. Our aim with this campaign is to show the many faces of Suzuki education in the Americas. We often pay a lot of attention to current Suzuki students who play… Read more ▶

Did you know Suzuki Method Recordings and Digital Downloads

November 14, 2013 by Libby Felts

Wondering what’s going on with digital downloads? Read on. 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 16th Suzuki Method World Convention Matsumoto Japan

June 24, 2013

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Guest Blog More from the 16th Suzuki Method World Convention

March 29, 2013 by Jennifer Visick

Suzuki teacher Jennifer Visick blogs from Matsumoto. Read more ▶

Videos from the 16th Suzuki Method World Convention in Japan

March 29, 2013

Opening Ceremonies and Group Lessons Read more ▶

Guest Blog Live from the 16th Suzuki Method World Convention

March 28, 2013 by Edward Kreitman

Live from the 16th Suzuki Method World Convention, guest blogger Ed Kreitman reports on the experience so far. Read more ▶

From Pilsen to Matsumoto Members of Merit School of Musics SuzukiAlegre Strings Ensemble tune up for 16th Suzuki Method World Convention

March 18, 2013

Eighteen talented Chicago youngsters, all students in Merit School of Music’s Suzuki-Alegre Strings program, will soon check their suitcases and string instruments and board a flight to Japan to represent Chicago at the 16th Suzuki Method World Convention, March 27-31, 2013. Read more ▶

Turtle Bay Music School Integrating the Suzuki Method into the Fabric of the Community

June 20, 2012 by Joanna Smulakowski

Turtle Bay Music School utilizes Dr. Suzuki’s philosophies as a cornerstone in our approach to music teaching and learning. Each year, TBMS’s highly integrated Suzuki strings program serves nearly 1,000 students and families, including children, teens and adults of all… Read more ▶

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 ▶

Suzuki Method World Convention in Japan March 2731 2013

April 19, 2012

The 16th Suzuki Method World Convention will take place March 27-31, 2013, in Matsumoto City, Nagano, Japan. The theme this year is “The World will be One, Joined Together by Children Making Music.” Read more ▶

The Sound of Success Suzuki Method for Guitar

April 4, 2012

Thanks to the work of the SAA Guitar Committee and producer Laura Wong Burnett, we are able to present a new, informative introduction to Suzuki Guitar. Whether you are a parent or a classical guitarist interested in teaching, the information… Read more ▶

The Remarkable Story of Emily Her Cochlear Implant and How the Suzuki Method Made a Difference in Her Life

March 21, 2012 by Irene Mitchell

At four months, her parents they noticed that Emily wasn’t cooing, babbling or responding like other babies. They had her hearing checked, and the diagnosis was profound deafness. Emily’s cochlea was non-functional, preventing any sound from being transmitted from her ears to her brain. Read more ▶

Behind the Suzuki Method The Cultural and Educational Background of Dr Shinichi Suzukis Talent Education

December 1, 2011 by Masayuki Oshima, Satoko Umaoka Oshima

I have been fortunate to be involved with the Suzuki method, as a student and a teacher, for more than thirty years, working in Japan and the US, and I had a feeling that I knew the Suzuki method very well. Read more ▶

Ask the Experts 24 Suzuki Method in Canada

June 10, 2011 by Karen-Michele Kimmett

What are the goals or plans for strategic development or promotion of the Suzuki Method for Canada? Quebec? Rural communities? Academic communities? The SAA keeps an ongoing dialogue with its Canadian teacher trainers as well as with member teachers. Last May… Read more ▶

Musicalis Ars Suzuki A Suzuki Method Experience in Colombia

September 21, 2010 by Eric Daniel Sanchez Mejia

Back in 2004, my sister, a Suzuki piano teacher, and I, began a project that changed totally our lives: We formed a small school of music named “Musicalis Ars Suzuki,” which has grown little by little. There we have… Read more ▶

Suzuki Method in Whitehorse Yukon A Special Challenge

September 21, 2009 by Daphne Hughes

Imagine yourself in a community of Suzuki families living in a small northern city, population about 30,000, a 16-hour drive from any other Suzuki program. There are about 34 violin students in the program, ranging from 4-year-old “Twinklers” to 17-year-old… Read more ▶

The Suzuki Method in Action

February 23, 2007

The American Suzuki Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has put together an online video archive of Dr. Suzuki’s lectures and classes there in 1976. These videos are invaluable both historically and pedagogically, and are freely available to the… Read more ▶

About the Suzuki Method

June 21, 2005

Every Child Can Learn More than fifty years ago, Japanese violinist Shinichi Suzuki realized the implications of the fact that children the world over learn to speak their native language with ease. He began to apply the basic principles… Read more ▶

Instilling the Desire to Learn

June 20, 2005 by Shinichi Suzuki

Excerpted from Nurtured by Love, pp 95-96. We encourage them to think of violin training as fun We begin by training the parent rather than the child. Although we accept infants, at first we do not have them play the violin. First… Read more ▶

What is happening with the Suzuki Method in Chile

May 1, 2000 by Blancamaria Montecinos

by Blancamaria Montecinos, President, Suzuki Association of Chile Translated by Caroline Fraser This past January we were fortunate enough to host a marvelous faculty composed of teachers from different countries who came to be part of our XII International Suzuki Festival, held… Read more ▶

Traditional  Suzuki Teaching A Comparison

November 1, 1993 by Barbara Barber

Reprinted by permission, American String Teacher, Autumn, 1991 I recently had a conversation with a friend, a violinist in a major symphony orchestra, who also teaches privately: S.P.: “You’re a Suzuki teacher, right?” B.B.: “No, I am a violin teacher.” S.P.: “But, don’t you… Read more ▶

The Suzuki Method in South America

November 1, 1992 by Joseph McSpadden, Marilyn O'Boyle

This report is a composite of information from Suzuki programs in Peru, Chile and Bolivia. Marilyn O’Boyle, South American Liaison for the Suzuki Association of the Americas, and Roberta Centurion provided the information from Chile and Peru. Martha Shackford contributed… Read more ▶

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