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We are thrilled to announce our third annual We Are Suzuki! virtual event, which will be held Wednesday, May 29—Thursday, May 30th. This year’s sessions will include highlights from the 2024 conference, and opportunities for members to connect with one another. Join us for two days of shared time and space!

This event is pay-what-you-can—join at a price point that works for you! Suggested donations are $100, but members can register for free. Stay tuned for details about sessions and the full schedule of events! Here’s how to register!

  1. Use the link below to register! You’ll need to Log in.

  2. Determine your donation amount, or register for free!

  3. View the Session Schedule, and sign up for sessions to receive the Zoom Link! All Sessions will be recorded for your viewing! Note—sessions will continue to be added throughout the month.

If you have any further questions, please reach out to us at [javascript protected email address]!

Session highlights include:

Featured Sessions:

Christine Goodner: From Opponents to Teammates: Helping Parents and Caregivers Reduce Conflict in the Practice Room

Looking for ways to help families reduce conflict during home practice? Inviting parents and caregivers to adopt a teamwork approach to practice, and helping them develop it along the way, can make a huge difference. We will explore the concepts of scaffolding, supporting executive function skills, and working with a student’s strengths so that later they learn to work with themselves in independent practice. Come build your toolbox of strategies for supporting home practice!

Wendy Stern & Kelly Williamson: Plays Well with Others: Creating Opportunities for Cross-Instrument Collaboration

Creating opportunities for building musical communities by creating cross-instrument collaboration. Part discussion, part collaboration, Kelly Williamson and Wendy Stern will share their ideas and experiences in combining flutes with other instruments.

Merlin Thompson: Times Have Changed: Navigating Change for Suzuki Teachers in 2024

Today’s Suzuki Method music teachers teach in an era of unprecedented change. Join this session to explore: impact of changes on music teaching; strategies for music teachers to navigate change; where music teaching may be headed.

Carrie Salisbury: Creative Music Literacy

Innovative workshop of applied music theory for new arrangements, compositions, and the full expression of music literacy as inspired by the mother-tongue approach to music education.

Manuela Iparraguirre: Experiences as a Suzuki Alumni and Teacher

Charla “Experiencias como alumna y profesora del Método Suzuki” y Concierto de Guitarra latinoamericana—Talk “Experiencies as Suzuki Method student and teacher” and Latinamerican Guitar performance concert

Teacher Trainers Meeting

Community Gathering

Additional Sessions & Zoom links will be provided throughout the week!

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

10:30 am PT—4:00 pm PT

Thursday, May 30, 2024

10:30 am PT—4:00 pm PT

Teacher Training Meeting
Please note: This session is for Teacher Trainers only.
2:00 pm—3:00 pm PT