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Remembering Dr Suzuki

October 18, 2020

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Remembering Dr Suzuki on his birthday

October 17, 2020

Dear Friends, October arrives with its promise fall in North America and the promise of the spring in the South. The beauty of our world and the change of seasons is perhaps more poignant than ever in these unprecedented times. We,… Read more ▶

20th TERI Suzuki Children Piano Concert

October 14, 2020

Live streaming on YouTube Live from 10:00 a.m., Japan time, on October 25, 2020 (Sun.) link The Suzuki Children’s Piano Concert is a nationwide concert hosted in Japan by TERI. With this concert, we aim to improve the musical performance level of… Read more ▶

Suzuki Alumni Spotlight

September 10, 2020

We asked eight Black Suzuki alumni to share their thoughts on the role of music in their lives, how the Suzuki philosophy can guide us through these tumultuous times, and advice for students and teachers. The musicians: Khari Joyner, Concert Cellist,… Read more ▶

SOS  Suzuki On Line Seminars

July 28, 2020 by Lorena Mayra Leal Isida

Suzuki Piano Teacher (SAA Book 6/7) Suzuki Early Childhood Education Teacher (SAA Level 4/5) Due to this health situation that is being experienced globally, the Suzuki Association of the Americas had the wonderful idea of creating Suzuki Online Seminars—SOS—offering Suzuki teachers the… Read more ▶

Hilary Hahn Suzuki Violin Recordings

July 27, 2020

The International Suzuki Association, in conjunction with Alfred Music, is pleased to announce the highly anticipated recordings of the Suzuki Violin School, Volumes 1–3 by internationally renowned violinist, Hilary Hahn in collaboration with pianist Natalie Zhu. The new recordings and the… Read more ▶

TERI Natsumatsuri  Suzuki Method Summer Festival at Home 2020

July 10, 2020

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The Michele Higa George Suzuki Outreach Fund

June 16, 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Suzuki Association of the Americas will rededicate the Michele Higa George Suzuki Outreach Fund to providing SAA teacher training scholarships for Black teachers in honor of Michele’s work with Rainbow Suzuki Strings… Read more ▶

NEW Suzuki Violin Recordings to Be Released in July 2020

June 23, 2020

The new Suzuki violin recordings (Volumes 1-3) by internationally renowned violinist, Hilary Hahn, in collaboration with Natalie Zhu, will be released in July of 2020! The new recordings will replace all existing ones associated with the Suzuki Violin School International… Read more ▶

Long Long Ago played remotely by 91 Japanese Suzuki children

June 9, 2020

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Concerto for Two Violins in D minor BWV1043 played remotely by Japanese Suzuki children

June 9, 2020

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Online Suzuki Teacher Seminars

May 8, 2020

Suzuki Teachers! SAA is sponsoring a limited number of 5-hour online seminars for SAA Member Teachers! These seminars are a one-time series for the months of June through August. With few institutes taking place and regular unit training on hold, this… Read more ▶

The Suzuki Triangle to the Rescue in Time of Pandemic General tips for approaching online teaching

April 8, 2020 by Evelyn Osborne

We are living in challenging times; our lives have changed dramatically overnight due to COVID-19. It can be overwhelming, and scary for how to continue our studios, but as a Suzuki community, we have a uniquely strong advantage: Do Not… Read more ▶

Ideas for Suzuki Group Classes on Zoom

March 25, 2020 by Paul Kim, Hannah Lin, Michelle Metty, Christopher Conly Mincer, Sally Williams Minnich

Wondering what to do for group lessons while teaching on Zoom? Here are some possibilities! Playing along with teacher, in group Teacher should mute all students (”mute all” button found in Manage Participants). Students should use “speaker view” so the teacher is large… Read more ▶

Creating an Online Learning Eco System for Suzuki Students during the COVID19 Pandemic

March 19, 2020 by Morganne Aaberg

When the public schools across Indiana and Indiana University made the decision to close because of the COVID-19 virus, it quickly became clear that it would not be possible to teach in-person lessons to my students at the Indianapolis Suzuki… Read more ▶

Online Teaching

March 17, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced unprecedented challenges to Suzuki teaching worldwide. SAA has put together these resources to support Suzuki teachers through temporary periods of social distancing and quarantine which preclude regular, in-person individual and group lessons. We believe Suzuki teachers… Read more ▶

About Suzuki Voice in the SAA

February 18, 2020

Suzuki Voice has been specially designed to teach vocal technique in a progressive manner for all ages: prenatal, pre-school, elementary, teenage, and adult. It begins with the understanding that the voice is an instrument and is committed to addressing… Read more ▶

Home Recording  Translation Guidelines for Suzuki Voice

February 18, 2020

Special note: The ISA Voice Committee is not authorized to ask for or give copyright permission to any Suzuki Voice Teacher for any purpose. Approval to use the name Suzuki in connection to Voice must be gained from the ISA… Read more ▶

Suzuki Voice Teacher Training

February 18, 2020

The Suzuki Voice SAA Teacher Training Program Suzuki Voice SAA Teacher Training Basic Teacher Technical Requirements All SAA Teacher Development Programs are designed as in-depth pedagogical studies for professional musicians. To qualify as a Participant in the courses, you must submit and pass… Read more ▶

Suzuki Voice Then and Now

July 19, 2012 by Mary Hofer

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The Story of the Suzuki Organ Method

February 10, 2020

This is a documentary about the development of the Suzuki organ method from idea 1997, until today 2020. In the film we meet people from all over the world who adapted and made the Suzuki Organ method possible.… Read more ▶

Alfred Music Releases New Suzuki Violin Recordings by Hilary Hahn

February 5, 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 ▶

2nd Brazilian Suzuki Teacher Meeting  Connecting community

June 11, 2019

Date: July, 20th and 21st, 2019 Associação Musical Suzuki do Brasil Link to registration form:http://tiny.cc/4w936y What 2nd Brazilian Suzuki Teacher Meeting—“Connecting community” Event description 2nd Brazilian Suzuki Teacher Meeting was designed with the purpose of connecting the Suzuki community of Brazil and opening… Read more ▶

Resources for the Suzuki Researcher

December 19, 2018 by Pat D'Ercole

A riddle for you: What has 102 entries pertaining to the many aspects of Suzuki Method, is easy to find on a website, and is updated every two years? Give up? It’s the Suzuki Bibliography on the website of the… Read more ▶

2nd International Suzuki Teacher Trainers Convention SPAIN

January 14, 2019

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Reflexiones sobre el desarrollo del Mtodo de Suzuki en Santiago de Cuba Decmo el sueo de dos maestras de violn se convirti en realidad

December 19, 2018 by Cecilia Dayana Rosales Prieto

Santiago de Cuba es una ciudad conocida por su rica historia y sus influencias culturales distintivas. Ubicada al suroriente de Cuba, la Capital del Caribe como también se le conoce, es una urbe ecléctica, con más de cinco siglos de… 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 ▶

First Suzuki Convention of the Americas May 15 2019 Cancun Mexico

June 18, 2018 by Leslie Mizrahi

Connecting two continents through one dream: Dr. Shinichi Suzuki’s vision and philosophy. Showing the world that we can erase boundaries, when it comes to children and music we all speak one same language: the language of the heart. This convention was created… Read more ▶

Additional Recordings for the Suzuki Violin School

September 13, 2018

from the SAA Violin Committee Establishing a rich musical environment through listening is a cornerstone of the Suzuki approach and an all-important component of the “Language Learning Analogy.” Listening repetitively to fine performances creates a palette of musical concepts and ideas… Read more ▶

1st Suzuki Convention of the Americas

January 8, 2018

Inspired by the Biennial Conferences of the SAA, the Suzuki World Conventions, the conventions in Peru and Mexico, and hundreds of institutes and festivals throughout the Americas, we are pleased to invite you to the 1st Suzuki… Read more ▶

Updates from the Suzuki Community in Puerto RicoAnd the 2018 Asociacin Suzuki de Violin de Puerto Rico Workshop

March 9, 2018 by Marta Hernandez, Irene Mitchell

Many members of the SAA have been in close contact with Suzuki teacher colleagues in Puerto Rico since the devastating hurricane in September 2017, providing moral and monetary support.[i] Despite formidable odds against them, the Asociación Suzuki de Violin de… Read more ▶

David Gerry Recognized for Unique Contributions to Suzuki Teaching

December 4, 2017 by Kelly Williamson

On Thursday November 30, 2017, a celebration was held in Hamilton, Ontario, in honor of David Gerry’s receipt of a Creating Learning Community award for his many contributions to the Suzuki community.  During his 25 years as a teacher trainer… Read more ▶

Dr Suzuki Birthday Testimonials

October 17, 2017

Dr,Suzuki’s profound philosophy and approach to pedagogy changed my life. The SAA was and continues to be the vehicle for my education. Thank you, SAA.   —Deanna Badgett In honor of Dr. Suzuki’s Birthday, I feel it’s my responsibility to give back… Read more ▶

The Expanded Suzuki Triangle Nurturing the Student within the Community

June 20, 2012 by Kathleen Schoen, Thomas Wm Schoen

This is a video response to a parent who asked, “Why bother with an institute?” We tried to go back to the basic principles of Suzuki philosophy to explain how events like institutes, group classes, and conference opportunities provide the… Read more ▶

Filosofa Suzuki at Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City

August 1, 2017 by Leslie Mizrahi

The “Introduction to the Filosofía Suzuki” course is usually a four-day course, which has been successfully offered all over Latin America for more than 30 years now. In March 2017, this course made history, for it was offered, for the first time in America, as part of the obligatory curriculum of a university career. 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 ▶

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 ▶

Dealing with Perfectionism in Suzuki Students

August 1, 2017 by Alan Duncan

Recently my daughter was helping me sweep the driveway. Storms and high winds had left lots of debris in the driveway and she came out, broom in hand, to help me clean up. With only a few minutes to spare… Read more ▶

32nd International Suzuki Festival and 8th Latin American Teachers Conference

May 1, 2017 by Caroline Fraser

Held in Lima Peru, January 4­–25, 2017 The International Suzuki Festivals in Peru and the Latin American Teachers’ Conferences are the most international Suzuki events to be held in the Americas. Seventeen countries participated in these events this year! And there… Read more ▶

Building Noble Hearts New Suzuki Teaching Podcast from SAA

May 1, 2017 by Margaret Watts Romney

Have you ever felt transported to a different place when you were listening to someone tell a story? Have you lost track of time in the car while listening to a radio piece? Do you like hearing about the trials… Read more ▶

The Suzuki Early Childhood Experience

March 13, 2017 by Lynn McCall

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Proud to be a Member of Southeast Texas Suzuki Association in Houston Texas

December 8, 2016 by Darbi Green

As president of Southeast Texas Suzuki Association, I’ve had the honor and privilege of getting to know the many talented Suzuki teachers here in Houston. I was asked to write about Southeast Texas Suzuki Association and how we became to… Read more ▶

News from the Suzuki Association of Utah

November 1, 2016 by Stacy Smith

When I took over as President of the Suzuki Association of Utah (SAU) in June of 2016, I knew I had a big job ahead of me. Our chapter is large, both in terms of membership and geography. We are… Read more ▶

Upcoming Events The Suzuki Alumni Project

October 17, 2016

The Suzuki Alumni Project is excited and proud to present the following Alumni performances this season as part of our Suzuki celebration. All artists are donating their time and talent in honor of their Suzuki roots. Jupiter String Quartet: TSAP’s Chicago… Read more ▶

Suzuki Association of Washington State

September 15, 2016

Get to know the Suzuki Association of Washington State by understanding its history. Jeffery Cox learned about Suzuki pedagogy from his high school teacher, Doris Preucil. After getting music degrees from Yale and Eastman, he started a Suzuki pedagogy program in… Read more ▶

Suzuki Association of the Greater Washington Area

August 15, 2016 by Marissa Murphy

Greetings from Washington D.C.! The Suzuki Association of the Greater Washington Area (SAGWA) is proud to be the first SAA Chapter Affiliate. SAGWA has a strong and proud tradition of generous leadership in both the national and local Suzuki communities, and… Read more ▶

North Carolina Suzuki Association News

June 14, 2016 by Rachel Talbott Parker

The North Carolina Suzuki Association is excited about all we have planned for the upcoming year! During this past year, we had a state-wide teacher luncheon, where teachers from all over were able to meet and share ideas. This year… Read more ▶

I Brazilian Meeting of Suzuki Teachers and Students Building Communities

May 23, 2016 by Fabio Dos Santos, Araceli Hackbarth

Music teaching with Suzuki method has been spreading rapidly in all regions of Brazil. Today, there are SAA registered teachers in all regions of the country. As a result, a large number of students and families are involved in the… Read more ▶

Suzuki Association of Massachusetts GatherShareGrow

May 9, 2016 by Emily Rideout

As a board member of the Suzuki Association of Massachusetts, I always look forward to our statewide Suzuki Festival, our biggest event of the year.  This year, our festival directors chose the festival motto ‘Gather – Share – Grow.’  I… Read more ▶

Suzuki Association of Colorado 1983  2016

April 15, 2016 by Carol Jilling

The Suzuki Association of Colorado (SAC) was organized in 1983 with James and Jacqueline Mauer and Carol Tarr at the helm. With teacher training seminars established initially in Denver, the SAC grew to represent teachers of all instruments and in… Read more ▶

Suzuki Teachers Honored by Michigan ASTA

March 10, 2016

Gabriel Villasurda and Wendy Azrak were honored in January by Michigan ASTA with a Lifetime Achievement Award and Teacher of the Year, respectively. SAA and ASTA in Michigan  Suzuki teachers love to collaborate and there is no greater show of that… Read more ▶

25 Reasons You Will Want to Attend a Summer Suzuki Institute

March 18, 2016

Adapted from the May 2015 issue of the Ambassador, a publication of the Aber Suzuki Center, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Discover fresh insights and new approaches to your instrument and music through study with expert clinicians. Work with teachers of national… Read more ▶

Heart of America Suzuki Association

March 18, 2016 by Beth Titterington

We’re having a busy year!  The Heart of America Suzuki Association just held the annual HASA Winter Suzuki Workshop on February 13th, 2016. Over 200 people participated. Valentine presents were given to every student! The concertmaster of the Kansas City… Read more ▶

Buffalo Suzuki Strings in South Africa Searching for World Harmony through Music

February 1, 2016 by Raechele Pope-Namaste, Amy Reynolds-Namaste, Linda Ross

Buffalo Suzuki Strings is no stranger to touring. Forever driven by Dr. Suzuki’s vision and the BSS dream of “world harmony through music,” Mary Cay Neal, founder of BSS and the BSS Friendship Touring Ensemble, has taken groups of students… Read more ▶

Suzuki Association of Ontario

February 12, 2016 by Nena LaMarre

Has your state, province, or region considered creating a Chapter Affiliate? The definition of ‘affiliate’ is “a person or organization officially attached to a larger body”.   A Chapter Affiliate is a local Suzuki Association that has met the requirements to… Read more ▶

Suzuki Association of Georgia

January 18, 2016 by Rachael Fischer

The Suzuki Association of Georgia (SAGA) became a SAA Chapter Affiliate in January 2013, and we are pleased to note that we have over 80 members (teachers, families, and friends) in our organization. We’ve had a great year so far!… Read more ▶

Suzuki Association of Indiana

December 15, 2015 by Elizabeth Efroymson-Brooks

The Suzuki Association of Indiana (SAI) was formed several years ago by Jillian Chrisman, Dawn Evans, and myself for the purpose of making connections between the various Suzuki teachers in the state, both private studio and organized schools. The main… Read more ▶

Suzuki Association of Minnesota

November 17, 2015 by Sara Stephens Kotrba

My name is Sara Stephens Kotrba and I’m the current president of the Suzuki Association of Minnesota. We are delighted that the Suzuki Association of the Americas’ Conference will again be held in Minneapolis in May of 2016. We hope… Read more ▶

North Texas Suzuki Association

October 15, 2015 by Amy Tomlinson

The North Texas Suzuki Association, a SAA Chapter Affiliate, is going strong this year with 60 members! The area we serve is Waco, Texas through the Panhandle, though most of our events tend to take place in the Dallas/Fort Worth… Read more ▶

Thank You Suzuki ParentsEverything You Do is Much Appreciated

September 3, 2015 by Merlin Thompson

Thank you, Suzuki parents. You do an amazing job. We teachers cannot even begin to express how deeply we value who you are—your vision, your commitment, your love for your child and music. Read more ▶

Suzuki Teacher Featured in Short Documentary Following Heart

February 3, 2015 by Russ Hamilton

Danielle Turano is a New York and Connecticut based performer, artist, and Suzuki Educator. Recently, the online blog and video project Jack’s Gap featured her in a short documentary. This documentary is part of a new series called Following Heart. The… Read more ▶

Support Our Suzuki Community

November 21, 2014

We Are Suzuki: We Are One We are all proud to be a part of the Suzuki Community, and to tell the world that “We Are Suzuki”. Our community is built from the love and passion of everyone involved with… Read more ▶

We Are Suzuki

November 5, 2014

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A Special Send Off for WWII Veterans Barcel Suzuki String Academy Performs for Honor Flights

September 18, 2013 by Renee Riddle

Pablo Casals, the world famous cellist, once said, “Perhaps it is music that will save the world.” The students of the Barcel Suzuki String Academy, located in the suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, are learning the impact music has on the… 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 ▶

Important Ideas to Remember in Your Role as a Suzuki Parent

March 21, 2012 by Teri Einfeldt

Dr. Suzuki always said “character first, ability second.” The Suzuki experience is about your child first, playing the instrument second. Watch how your child learns, nurturing your child’s spirit and building her self confidence, yet instilling a sense of achieving excellence… Read more ▶

The Fast Track to Success on your Suzuki Journey

May 25, 2011 by Lee Hadden

I grew up as a traditional viola student and was very fortunate to have an excellent, world-class teacher from the time I was ten until I left for college at seventeen. Read more ▶

Suzuki Principles in Action SPA Overview

June 21, 2010

What is SPA? Suzuki Principles in Action (SPA) is a course designed to help teachers incorporate Suzuki’s principles effectively in their teaching. The course focuses on how to teach, not what to teach, and to allow for the sharing of… Read more ▶

Summer Suzuki Institutes Planning for a Positive Experience

June 16, 2009 by Marie Kusters

Are you thinking about attending a summer Suzuki institute? What a good idea! Here are a few pointers to help make your institute experience a positive one. What is the purpose of a Suzuki institute? A Suzuki institute immerses student and family… Read more ▶

Find a Suzuki Teacher

June 21, 2005

The Suzuki Teacher Location Service database contains only teachers that are interested in adding students to their studio—not all SAA members. Many teachers have not opted in to this listing service. The information presented in the Directory is not verified by… 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 ▶

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