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In Memory of Ms Hiroko Suzuki

August 18, 2021

Ms. Hiroko Suzuki, former president of TERI, passed away on August 13, 2021. She was 80 years old. She is a niece of Dr. Shin’ichi Suzuki, the founder of Suzuki Method, and she grew up listening to Schubert’s “Unfinished”… Read more ▶

The 70th Suzuki Method Summer School CommemorativeStudent Concert

August 3, 2021

Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 13:00- 15:00 (Japan Standard Time) (Free/No registration required) Play along at home and learn some Summer School history. Program Video: “Summer School Memories on Mount Kirigamine” Message: Professor Ryugo Hayano, TERI President Message: Mayor of Matsumoto City Message: Overseas Suzuki Associations (Part… Read more ▶

The 70th Suzuki Method Summer School CommemorativeTERI Special Instructors Concert

August 3, 2021

Saturday July 31, 2021 at 19:00 (Japan Standard Time) (¥500 online ticket required) Program ♫Bouree/ Händel, ♫Gavotte/Gossec, ♫Liebesleid/Kreisler, ♫Schön Rosmarin/Kreisler Violin: Yuka Eguchi & Piano: Kemp English ♫Chaconne/Vitali Violin: Kyoko Takezawa & Piano: Seizo Azuma ♫Piano Sonata no.17 in d minor op.31-2 “Tempest”, 1st & 3rd mvt./Beethoven Piano:… Read more ▶

On Being an Adult Suzuki Student

June 30, 2021

by Andrea Macdonald (AB) True musical joy could never have been possible for me without the Suzuki method. I have always been musical. Growing up, I sang in choirs, in musical theatre, and in pop bands. I joined a Balinese gamelan where… Read more ▶
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A Year like no other for Suzuki Piano

June 30, 2021 by Gail Lange

One year ago, Suzuki piano teachers, like all Suzuki teachers were faced with new challenges: how to continue to give piano lessons when Suzuki families could not come to the studio. How would teachers give a lesson without being… Read more ▶
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Publications News Suzuki Brass

June 4, 2021

With much joy and enthusiasm, the International Suzuki Association’s Brass Committee and Alfred Music are proud to present *SuzukiTrumpet School, Volume 1*. It is the first Suzuki Method book for the brass instrument family! The recording artist for this first volume is Caleb Hudson from the Canadian Brass, accompanied by pianist Michael Schneider. 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 ▶

William Starr Suzuki Pioneer

January 8, 2021

With great sadness, we are sharing the news that Mr. William Starr passed away on the evening of Saturday, December 26, at the age of 97. He died peacefully surrounded by singing, at home with his daughter Kathleen, his grandson… Read more ▶

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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Chairs Column Promoting Suzuki Education

July 1, 2014 by Marilyn Kesler

Fifty years ago, Dr. Suzuki brought the first Talent Education Tour to the United States. I was teaching in Alton, Illinois, and going to school at Southern Illinois University, studying Suzuki education with Professor John Kendall. Little did I know… Read more ▶

AuntRhodyorgFree Parent Education Resource for Suzuki Programs

April 22, 2014 by Susan Sommerville

John was asleep again on my studio’s sofa as his eldest daughter took her lesson. The notebook on his lap contained only a few stokes of ink, obviously not enough to be of use at home practices. And anyway, in… Read more ▶

Violin Master Classes and Session Proposals for the 2014 Suzuki  Conference

September 20, 2013

Greetings fellow violin teachers! Violin Student Master Classes I am happy to announce that the 2014 SAA Conference will feature a master class opportunity for students playing pieces from the suggested supplemental repertoire list for Suzuki Violin levels 6, 7 and 8, in… Read more ▶

Suzuki ENews 62 Conference New Attendees Student Events  Session Proposals

September 18, 2013

SAA Conference: New Attendees, Student Events & Session Proposals, SAA 101: Online Member Directory, How Your Studio Can Support Latin American Students This Fall, Suzuki Principles in Action: Upcoming Courses, News from Here and There, ASJ 41.4 Sneak Peek Never been to an… Read more ▶

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 ▶

Suzuki ENews 61 Conference Upcoming Courses Find a Teacher News from Here  There

August 20, 2013

SAA Conference: Call for Session Proposals and Student Applications, Suzuki Job Openings for Teachers and Administrators, Studio Memberships, Suzuki Principles in Action: Upcoming Courses, SAA 101: Find a Teacher Online, Product Highlights from our Premier Members, News from Here and There, Upcoming Events Read more ▶

Suzuki Teacher Training for Trumpet European Suzuki Association Level 1

June 21, 2013

The Swedish Suzuki Association in co-operation with Västerås School of the Arts in Sweden is proud to offer the world’s first ever Suzuki Teacher Training for Trumpet Teachers: European Suzuki Association Level 1. Read more ▶

Suzuki ENews 56 Leadership Retreat Board Ballot Summer Institutes Writing Contest

March 22, 2013

In this issue: Leadership Retreat Registration Vote on the Board Ballot by April 10 Summer Institutes: Auditions & Scholarships Student Writing Contest due April 1 Upcoming Events Join us May 23-26 at Deer Creek Lodge in Ohio for the SAA Leadership Retreat! SAA retreats provide participants an… Read more ▶

Suzuki ENews 55 Shaping Our Future Together Board Ballot Student Writing Contest

February 21, 2013

Shaping Our Future Together, Vote on the Board Ballot by April 10, Student Writing Contest, Summer Institutes Are Approaching!, Nurtured by Love New Translation, Leadership Retreat & Parents as Partners Read more ▶

Suzuki ENews 54 Parents as Partners Online Scholarship Applications

January 22, 2013

Parents as Partners Online 2013, Leadership Retreat Registration Coming Soon, A Call to Action, High Notes: Getting to Know Your Horsehair, Scholarship Applications due February 5 Back by popular demand! The third season of Parents as Partners Online will launch February 18,… Read more ▶

Suzuki ENews 53 Leadership Retreat in Ohio Basses Suzuki Star Power

December 14, 2012

Leadership Retreat in Deer Creek, Ohio, High Notes: Basses are Better!, Suzuki Star Power: Annual Fund Drive, ASJ 41.1 Coming Soon!, Mini Online Conference ends Jan 31, Scholarship Applications due February 5 Read more ▶

Suzuki ENews 52 Leadership Retreat Dendrochronology Scholarships Armena Marderosian

November 15, 2012

High Notes: The Case of the Dubious Identity, Save the Dates: Leadership Retreat, May 23-27, Join Us for the Mini Online Conference, Scholarship Applications due February 5, In Memoriam: Armena Marderosian Read more ▶

Suzuki ENews 51 Mini Online Conference Kaleidoscope Concert DVD 2013 Summer Institutes

October 22, 2012

Mini Online Conference, Kaleidoscope Concert DVDs, Happy Birthday, Dr. Suzuki!, SAA 101: Connect on Facebook & Twitter, 2013 Summer Institutes Read more ▶

Suzuki ENews 50 Online Auditions Suggestion Box Instrument Selection Find a Teacher

September 19, 2012

Online Audition & Scholarship Applications, Our New Suggestion Box: Building the SAA Together, High Notes: Off to a Great Start, SAA 101: Find a Teacher Online Read more ▶

Canadian Suzuki Teachers Get Involved with the SAA

September 18, 2012

Hello Canadian Suzuki colleagues, I am writing to you as I return from my first meetings as a SAA board member. I thoroughly enjoyed sharing ideas and making decisions that will support us as we pursue our dream of enriching the… Read more ▶

Suzuki ENews 49 ASJ Sneak Peek Online Member Directory Videos Upcoming Events

August 14, 2012

In this issue: Sneak Peek: American Suzuki Journal 40.4 SAA 101: Online Member Directory Videos: Suzuki Voice, Gavin George, Suzuki Students perform National Anthem Upcoming Suzuki Principles in Action Courses Upcoming Events 145 new members joined the SAA in July. Welcome! Sneak Peek: American Suzuki Journal 40.4 ASJ… Read more ▶

Suzuki Guitar Books 1  2 Revision Your Input Wanted

August 10, 2012

Dear Suzuki Guitar Teachers of the SAA, Greetings and hoping that this finds you well and enjoying your teaching and playing. We are writing to inform of you of some recent developments in the Suzuki Guitar world. The International Suzuki Association Guitar Committee… Read more ▶

Suzuki ENews 48 Membership Meeting Video Certificate of Achievement Upcoming SPA  Other Events

July 18, 2012

In this issue: Annual Membership Meeting Video Certificate of Achievement Recipients Upcoming Suzuki Principles in Action Courses Suzuki Method World Convention Upcoming Events 175 new members joined the SAA in June. Welcome! Annual Membership Meeting Video The SAA Annual Membership Meeting was held at the conference in Minneapolis… Read more ▶

Suzuki in the Community Nano Videos presented at the 2012 Conference

June 20, 2012 by Kathleen Schoen, Thomas Wm Schoen, Heidi Schuller, Joanna Smulakowski

These short videos presented at the conference provide a wonderful introduction to the Suzuki Method, and how it can benefit the larger community as well as individual students. The Expanded Suzuki Triangle: Nurturing the Student within the Community by Kathleen & Thomas… Read more ▶

New Canadian Suzuki Website  Discussion Forum

June 14, 2012 by Kathleen Schoen

Hello, all Canadian SAA members! At the recent SAA conference, there was an informal session where Canadian members discussed issues of mutual concern. This message is one result of our discussions. There is now a Canada page on the SAA website. (There’s… Read more ▶

Suzuki ENews 47 Conference Pictures World Convention in Japan

June 13, 2012

In this issue: Conference Pictures! Group Class Techniques Workshops Suzuki Method World Convention 40th Anniversary ASJ Articles Due July 1 A Star for My Father Upcoming Events 192 new members joined the SAA in May. Welcome! Conference Pictures! Lots of pictures from the SAA Conference in Minneapolis are available… Read more ▶

Suzuki ENews 46 Online Auction 40th Anniversary ASJ Summer Institutes

May 17, 2012

In this issue: Going…To The Highest Bidder! Call for Submissions: 40th Anniversary ASJ Issue Upcoming Events 159 new members joined the SAA in April. Welcome! Going…To The Highest Bidder! A pre-conference online auction fund-raiser, organized by the SAA Board of Directors, has just opened for bidding! Bidding… Read more ▶

Suzuki ENews 45 Sound of Success Institute Scholarships Conference

April 11, 2012

In this issue: The Sound of Success: Suzuki Method for Guitar Conference Special Events Preview Institute Scholarships for Students & Teachers A Star for My Mother Next ASJ Sneak Peak Upcoming Events 107 new members joined the SAA in March. Welcome! The Sound of Success: Suzuki Method for… 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 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 ▶

Suzuki ENews 43 Conference Sessions PPO SPA St Rafael

February 16, 2012

In this issue: Conference Sessions Parents as Partners Online Upcoming Suzuki Principles in Action Courses A Star for St. Rafael Upcoming Events 137 new members joined the SAA in January. Welcome! Conference Sessions Sessions We’ve got most of the conference session abstracts online—there are more than 130 sessions on… Read more ▶

Suzuki ENews 42 Conference Registration Journal Submissions Wanted Parents as Partners Online

January 17, 2012

In this issue: Parents as Partners Online Conference Registration & Highlights A Star for Victor Host a SPA Course this Spring Scholarship Applications Due February 5 Call for Submissions: 40th Anniversary ASJ Issue Call for Submissions: ASJ Grace Notes Column Upcoming Events 38 new members joined the SAA in… Read more ▶

Suzuki ENews 38 Math Fun Conference Deadlines Latin America

October 11, 2011

In this issue: Math Fun for Suzuki Families Conference Deadlines for Students and Sessions Most student applications due this Saturday! Latin American Suzuki Programs Call for Board Nominations Two Books Added to the SAA Store SAA Volunteer Spotlight: Nominations Wanted ASJ Fall 2011: Coming Soon! Upcoming Events 153 new… Read more ▶

Suzuki ENews 35 Volunteer Spotlight Articles Wanted

July 19, 2011

156 new members joined the SAA in June. Welcome! In this issue: SAA Volunteer Spotlight: Gabriel Villasurda Japan Relief Benefit News Briefs Call for Articles Is the SAA on your mailing list? August Events SAA Volunteer Spotlight: Gabriel Villasurda This new Suzuki E-News feature will spotlight a different… Read more ▶

Suzuki ENews 34 Upgraded Forums  Directory Volunteer Spotlight Conference on a Budget Ask the Experts New Chopin Book

June 14, 2011

168 new members joined the SAA in May. Welcome! In this issue: Upgraded Discussion Forums Upgraded Online Member Directory Suzuki Voice Training Available in Wisconsin SAA Volunteer Spotlight: Susan Gagnon Attending a Conference on a Budget Ask the Experts #24: Suzuki Method in Canada New Book: The Life… Read more ▶

Suzuki Voice Training Available in Wisconsin

June 14, 2011

The American Suzuki Institute is currently the only institute in North America to offer teacher training in voice. This year’s Voice Level One Teaching Training will take place July 30 to August 6 at the American Suzuki Institute in Stevens… 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 ENews 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 Flute Update

March 31, 2011

Dear Suzuki Flute colleagues, We have work to do! Many of us have longed for updated recordings… some of us for a very long time. We would like to be able to make that happen, but there is a… 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 ▶

Suzuki Community Mourns the Loss of Leader and Mentor John Kendall

March 25, 2011

John D. Kendall August 30, 1917 – January 6, 2011 John Kendall, 93, a violin pedagogue widely known for his role in introducing the Suzuki method of music education in the United States, died at Arbor Hospice in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on… Read more ▶

Suzuki ENews 31 Leadership Retreat Articles for Parents Writing Contest 2012 Conference Board Ballot

March 11, 2011

In this issue: Articles for Parents Leadership Retreat Registration Open Parents as Partners 2011 Acknowledgments Student Writing Contest 2012 SAA Conference: May 25-28 Music Teacher Email Scams Teacher Training Auditions Board Ballot Vote Due April 1st Ask the Experts #22 Upcoming SPA Courses Upcoming ECC Courses Articles for Parents We’ve pulled some of… Read more ▶

Suzuki ENews 30 Board Ballot Student Writing Contest Stay Connected Frank Longay

February 8, 2011

In this issue: Board Ballot (Active Members Only) Suzuki Student Writing Contest Launch a Valentine Star Leadership Retreat Invitation Board Corner: Stay Connected Ask the Experts #21 Frank Longay, 1948-2011 John Kendall Memorial Observance Upcoming SPA Courses Board Ballot (Active Members Only) Active members can now vote on the 2011 board… Read more ▶

Suzuki ENews 29 Parents as Partners John Kendall Board Corner Ask the Experts

January 11, 2011

In this issue: Parents as Partners Online Suzuki Community Mourns the Loss of Leader and Mentor, John Kendall SAA Board Corner SAA: A Communication Center Why the SAA? 2011 Summer Institutes Newsletter Naming Contest Winner Thanking Our Lucky Stars Ask the Experts 19 & 20 Upcoming SPA Courses Calling all teachers… Read more ▶

Suzuki News 28 Parents As Partners Online Newsletter Contest Ask the Experts Kendall Book

December 14, 2010

In this issue: Parents as Partners Online Newsletter Naming Contest Book Review: Recollections of a Peripatetic Pedagogue by John Kendall Ask the Experts 17 & 18 Annual Fund Upcoming SPA Courses Email Problems Fixed Registration for both teachers and parents is now open for 2011 Parents as Partners… Read more ▶

Suzuki News 26 Flute Dreams Ask the Experts The Poor Nobodies Upcoming Events

October 18, 2010

In this issue: Leadership Retreat: May 27-30, 2011 Flute Dreams Take Flight Board Nominations Upcoming SPA Courses in Ontario Ask the Experts, part 16 The Poor Nobodys Early Childhood Training in TX ECC Grant: The Concession and Paying It Forward Leadership Retreat: May 27-30, 2011 The next SAA Leadership Retreat… Read more ▶

Suzuki News 25 Conference Pictures SPA  Upcoming Events Certificates Scholarships

September 22, 2010

In this issue: ASJ 38.4 & Conference Wrap-Up Upcoming SPA Courses ECC Grant: We’re at #4! Early Childhood Teacher Training in TX January is Parent Education Month Certificate of Achievement 2011 Scholarships & Latin American Festivals Online Teacher Location Service Events: October & November ASJ 38.4 & Conference Wrap-Up American Suzuki… Read more ▶

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 ▶

Suzuki News 24 SYOA DVD November Parent Ed SPA Courses ECC Grant

August 23, 2010

In this issue: 2010 Conference Student DVD is here! November is Parent Education Month ECC Grant: We’re at 24! Upcoming SPA courses & how to host Studio Memberships First Impressions of New Piano Books 2011 Scholarships & Latin America Festivals What is a Chapter Affiliate? Early Childhood Research 2010 Conference… Read more ▶

Suzuki News 23 Every Child Can Grant Minijournal Cover Winners

July 19, 2010

In this issue: Voting for ECC Grant: New Plan with Extra Reward! Annual Fund CDs Ending July 31 Next Journal 2010 Minijournal Cover Winners Voting for ECC Grant: New Plan with Extra Reward! Greetings Everyone, We are in the running to win a Pepsi Refresh grant of… Read more ▶

Suzuki News 22 Annual Meeting Summary 2009 Annual Fund CD Cello Benefit Concert

June 21, 2010

In this issue: Annual Meeting Summary Student Concert DVDs from Conference New Piano Books 4-7 Published 2009 CD Donation Gift—Final Offer! CDs from Conference Guest Artists New Products: Posters, Mystery Novel Group Cello Benefit Concert Annual Meeting Summary Board Chair Teri Einfeldt opened the SAA’s 2010 Annual General Meeting,… 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 ▶

East Tennessee Suzuki Institute June 27July 2 2010

May 11, 2010

Join us June 27—July 2 for the 27th East Tennessee Suzuki Flute Institute International Now offering flute, violin, and piano! The East Tennessee Suzuki Flute Institute International provides a family-oriented environment for learning which is founded on the basic keystones of… Read more ▶

Suzuki News 20 Online Auction Conference Reminders Institutes Twitter

April 15, 2010

In this issue: Conference Online Auction! Conference Reminders Your Photos Schedule Highlights Hotel Rooms More: Follow SAA on Twitter Shenandoah Valley Elementary students perform with St. Louis Symphony Summer Suzuki Institutes: Planning for a Positive Experience In Memoriam: Nehama Patkin ASJ Volume 38.2 Thanks to our donors! More Institute Emails Did You Know? Online Auction! Support the… Read more ▶

Oregon Suzuki Institute June 26  July 2 2010

April 12, 2010

Oregon Suzuki InstituteGeorge Fox University Newberg, OR Advanced Chamber Music: June 26 through July 2 Student Institute: June 27 through July 2 Teacher Workshop: June 27 through July 2 Piano Practicum with Peggy Swingle Student Institute The Institute provides an opportunity for Suzuki students of Violin, Viola, Cello, and Piano… Read more ▶

New Chapter Affiliate Suzuki Association of Georgia

February 1, 2010

The SAA is pleased that the Suzuki Association of Georgia (SAGa) has applied to become a Chapter Affiliate. There are three phases to the process: Application and document submission and approval Member notification of the surrounding geographic area Finalization of the Affiliation Agreement This… Read more ▶

Correction Suzuki Talent Education Association of Ontario New Chapter Affiliate

January 26, 2010

Due to some confusion caused by the notification of Chapter Affiliate Application sent last week, we would like to clarify that there was an error made in the name of the organization. The name should read Suzuki Talent Education Association… Read more ▶

New Chapter Affiliate Suzuki Talent Association of Ontario

January 22, 2010

The SAA is pleased that the Suzuki Talent Association of Ontario (STAO) has applied to become a Chapter Affiliate. There are three phases to the process: Application and document submission and approval Member notification of the surrounding geographic area Finalization of the Affiliation… Read more ▶

Suzuki News 17 Conference Registration Institute Emails Piano Book Revisions

January 15, 2010

In this issue: Conference: Registration Open Online Hotel & Travel Deals ECC and Early Childhood Training Certificate of Achievement Ceremony Sponsorship, Exhibiting, and Advertising Institutes: Emails from Institutes & Expanded Info Teacher Scholarships & Auditions More: Piano Books 4-7: New Repertoire Ask the Experts, part 11 Become a Member Online ASJ Volume 38.1 Conference Registration… Read more ▶

Suzuki News 14 2010 Summer Institutes Ask the Experts Board  CLC Nominations

October 19, 2009

In this issue: 2010 Summer Institutes Suzuki Events Ask the Experts Board Nominations Creating Learning Community Awards Conference News 2010 Summer Institutes Preliminary 2010 Summer Institute information is now available online. There are 62 Institutes planned for next summer, and there may be some new ones announced in… Read more ▶

Suzuki News 13 ASJ 374 Conference Master Class Clinicians Student Auditions Due Soon

September 25, 2009

In this issue: ASJ Issue 37.4 Creating Learning Community Award Nominations Winter Opportunities Studio Support Job Listings Conference: Master Class Clinicians Student Auditions: Most Due October 15 Session Proposals: Due October 15 Research Symposium: Call for Papers ASJ Issue 37.4The Summer 2009 American Suzuki Journal is now being mailed to current… 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 ▶

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 ▶

The PromiseThe Challenge A Suzuki Teachers Pledge

June 16, 2009

At the SAA’s April 4 Annual Meeting, a brand new Teacher Development video was unveiled. We are proud to present this new short film, “The Promise…The Challenge: A Suzuki Teacher’s Pledge.” It gets to the heart of Dr. Suzuki’s vision… Read more ▶

Suzuki News 6 Register for the VLR Vote on the Board Ballot Teacher Pictures

February 24, 2009

Virtual Leadership RetreatRegistration for the VLR is now open. The participation fee is $45, but only $35, if you… Sign up by March 21 Attach your digital photo (if it’s not already on the SAA website), and Answer a couple of questions for… Read more ▶

Suzuki News 5 Summer Institutes Online Ballots VLR Ideas and Multimedia Wanted

January 23, 2009

Summer Institutes! The 2009 Summer Institute listings are now up on the web. Further program information will be published in the Winter ASJ in February. Many institutes have early registration deadlines, so start making your summer plans soon! If you will be… Read more ▶

Suzuki News 4 Happy Holidays

December 12, 2008

Happy Holidays!The SAA Board and Staff wish you and your friends and family happy holidays and good luck in the new year! View larger picture. SAA Virtual Leadership Retreat: Ideas Wanted Aprils 2009: An Online, Interactive Potpourri of Ideas and Opportunities Conversations, postings, moderated… Read more ▶

Suzuki News 3 Journal Index Annual Fund

November 12, 2008

ASJ Index Now Online The complete American Suzuki Journal index, dating back to the first issue in 1973, is now available online. Can’t remember where you saw that great article on group lessons or practicing? You can search the index and… Read more ▶

Suzuki News 2 Conference Pictures and DVDs

October 13, 2008

Pictures from the 2008 Conference Lots of pictures from the SAA Conference in Minneapolis last May are available online. Look for yourself and your friends! Many thanks to Michiko Yurko, Ellen Berry, and iDream.tv for photographing the conference. While you’re there, don’t… Read more ▶

Cleo Brimhall Modeling the Suzuki Spirit with Joy

October 8, 2008

From a video presentation assembled by colleagues, family, and friends. Cleo Brimhall is the founder of all the enduring Suzuki programs in Utah. She started the Utah Talent Education Guild under Dr. Suzuki’s loving guidance and has stayed on the SAU… Read more ▶

4th Annual Brookline Suzuki Flute Workshop

July 7, 2008

Over 75 flute students, teachers and parents gathered at Brookline Music School in Brookine, MA for the 4th Annual Suzuki Flute Workshop. Events began on January 13th with an Every Child Can class taught by teacher trainer, Kim Lorimier of… Read more ▶

XXI International Suzuki Festival held in Lima Peru

May 1, 2006 by Caroline Fraser

January 10th-25th, 2006 The Suzuki Association of Peru is very grateful to the SAA and to those who donated to the Latin American Suzuki Scholarship fund. The results of this generosity of spirit are immeasurable and far-reaching. Over sixty foreign scholarship… 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 ▶

Shinichi Suzuki

June 20, 2005

Shinichi Suzuki, the man who developed the Suzuki Method, was born on October 17, 1898, in Nagoya, Japan. He was one of twelve children and his father owned a violin factory. Shinichi and his brothers and sisters played near the… Read more ▶

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