Virtual Leadership Retreat 2009

Virtual Leadership Retreat a Great Success

June 16, 2009

Thank you to all who took part in the SAA’s first Virtual Leadership Retreat. The total number of registrants reached 276—100 more than have attended in-person SAA leadership retreats. Participants included teachers from Canada, US, South America and a few… Read more ▶

History of SAA Leadership Retreats

May 10, 2009

In 1994 the SAA Board became increasingly aware of the importance of understanding and sharing concepts of Leadership. Believing that Leadership is essential to the growth of the Suzuki method and to the future success of the Association, the SAA… Read more ▶

European Suzuki Association Organ Project

April 26, 2009 by Gunilla Rönnberg

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Joy Song

April 26, 2009 by Nathan Francisco

Nathan Francisco, student of Ernie Zenoniani, performs “Joy Song”. Read more ▶

Suzuki Guitar

April 22, 2009

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Virtual Retreat Registration ReOpened

April 7, 2009

Due to much begging and pleading, registration has been re-opened for the Virtual Leadership Retreat. It will not remain open indefinitely, so don’t wait—register now if you want to participate! Read more ▶

Annual Meeting 2009

April 6, 2009 by Lamar Blum, Pam Brasch, Teri Einfeldt, Ruth Engle Larner, Christie Felsing, Mark George, Marilyn Kesler, Carol Ourada, Diane Schroeder, Beth Titterington

The 2009 Annual Membership Meeting was broadcast live on the web on April 4th, 2009 from the SAA office in Boulder, Colorado. It features the new teacher development video “A Suzuki Teacher’s Pledge”, a tour of the SAA office, and… Read more ▶

2010 SAA Conference

March 16, 2009

May 27-31, 2010 marks the SAA’s 14th Biennial Conference in Minneapolis, MN. Be sure to save the dates for this special event, which will focus upon the theme of TEAMWORK. Stay tuned for audition details for expanded chamber music participation… Read more ▶

Book Discussion for the VLR

March 16, 2009

The book Talent Is Overrated by Geoff Colvin will be discussed during the Virtual Leadership Retreat. There is a review of the book in the latest issue of the ASJ on page 31. Read the book in preparation for the… Read more ▶

Some Thoughts on the VLR

March 16, 2009 by Kelly Williamson

I am really looking forward to the Virtual Leadership Retreat, and hope that many of my colleagues will participate. Given the high costs of traveling to conferences, the possibility of using technology in this way is a real boost to… Read more ▶

Register for the Virtual Leadership Retreat

February 24, 2009

Registration for the VLR is now open. The participation fee is $45, but only $35, if you… Sign up by March 25 Attach your digital photo (if it’s not already on the SAA website), and Answer a couple of questions for our virtual… Read more ▶

SAA Virtual Leadership Retreat Ideas Wanted

December 12, 2008

An Online, Interactive Potpourri of Ideas and Opportunities The whole month of April, 2009 Conversations, postings, moderated chats, panel discussions, audio and video presentations, live web-based discussion, special challenges, and presentation by the SAA Board—all of these can be ours in April,… Read more ▶

Virtual Leadership Retreat

November 11, 2008

April, 2009, is designated SAA Leadership Month. Watch for information coming soon about our special Virtual Leadership Retreat! Opportunities to share and learn will be available online throughout the month. Note: For 2009 there will be no SAA get-together in May.… Read more ▶

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