Grammy-nominated composer-pianist Vijay Iyer was described by Pitchfork as “one of the most interesting and vital young pianists in jazz today,” by The New Yorker as one of “today’s most important pianists… extravagantly gifted… brilliantly eclectic,” and by the Los Angeles Weekly as “a boundless and deeply important young star.” Read more ▶
Armena Marderosian, much-beloved Suzuki piano teacher, teacher trainer, colleague, wife, mother, sister and friend, died peacefully at home on November 3, 2012 after a seven and a half month struggle with cancer.
Armena was born in Providence, Rhode Island, and later… Read more ▶
As of writing this, ten days have passed since the 15th SAA Conference, and I am still living on cloud nine!
I seem to be talking about the conference to anybody who is eager (or seems to be eager to… Read more ▶
I have known of Gavin George for a while, I have heard his teacher Mary Craig Powell talk about him; I have listened to his recording on YouTube. I knew he was a very special boy, who loved piano and… Read more ▶
Gavin George, nine-year-old Suzuki piano student of Mary Craig Powell, is the focus of a newly-released short documentary from the Prodigies series by THNKR.
The film follows Gavin as he prepares for a major performance for the Daughters of the… Read more ▶
Mrs. Joichi was a beloved Suzuki Piano Teacher and SAA Teacher Trainer. She served on the faculty of the Music Institute of Chicago, worked on the Suzuki Piano repertoire revisions committee and taught at many institutes and workshops. She studied… Read more ▶
Doris died peacefully on September 11, 2011, accompanied by her sons, while I was on my way to Guanajuato, México, for their VI Festival Suzuki. Etna Diemecke and I dedicated the Festival to the celebration of Doris’ life. Her life inspired us to work with yet more dedication, more energy and more persistence towards the fulfillment of Dr Suzuki’s dream: a world without violence and conflicts, a world of love, peace and compassion. Read more ▶
Austin Wade, age fifteen, a high school sophomore in Cincinnati, Ohio, presented a Suzuki Piano Graduation Recital from Book Seven on Friday, November 11, 2011. The uniqueness of his Book Seven graduation recital is that he chose to play all the repertoire from the Revised Edition of Suzuki Volume Seven and all the repertoire from the New International Edition of Suzuki Volume Seven. Read more ▶
Pianist Jason Moran was named Artistic Advisor for Jazz at the Kennedy Center in November 2011. In this video, he speaks with PBS News Hour’s Jeffrey Brown about promoting the arts, contemporary forms, and his beginnings as a Suzuki piano… Read more ▶