Chapter Affiliates

Chapter Affiliate

The Suzuki Association of the Americas offers the Chapter Affiliate Program to Suzuki organizations across North America who serve a specified, contiguous geographic area and strive to promote Suzuki through student activities, parent education, and teacher networking and education. Affiliation with the SAA provides increased communication, member involvement, and benefits at local, state, provincial, regional, and national levels.

Chapter Affiliate membership is achieved through a three-step process: application, public comment, and completion of the affiliation agreement. The SAA provides general support and consultation to Chapter Affiliates regarding business practices and educational programs. The SAA facilitates communication with other chapters and SAA members so that all can share successes, maintain consistency, and instill inspiration in others.

Interested in becoming a Chapter Affiliate?
Find out more about becoming a Chapter Affiliate and benefits of affiliation.

See the Chapter Wise newsletter for more about the great SAA Chapter Affiliates!

Greater Philadelphia Suzuki Association

Greater Philadelphia Suzuki Association

gpsasuzuki.org/

Greater Philadelphia Suzuki Association is a wonderful group of teachers in the PA, DE, and NJ area.

Raymond Mallari, President

Phone: 703-850-4471
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Elizabeth Guerriero, Member-at-Large

Phone: 484-447-7103
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Lionel Thomas, Secretary

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Jean Kountz, Treasurer

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Heart of America Suzuki Association

Heart of America Suzuki Association

www.hasasuzuki.wildapricot.org

Established in 1979, the Heart of America Suzuki Association strives to improve the quality of families' lives in Kansas and Missouri through the Suzuki Talent Education method. We foster a learning community that guides children to grow up to be happy, successful citizens through music education. The Heart of America Suzuki Association is a regional chapter affiliate of the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

Mary Bassett Shemon, President

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Jean Dexter, Past Treasurer

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Sue Johnston, Treasurer

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Michael MacLaughlin, Vice President

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North Carolina Suzuki Association

North Carolina Suzuki Association

www.ncsuzuki.org

We are an organization of music teachers dedicated to enriching people's lives through the Suzuki approach to Talent Education. NCSA strives to create a learning community for teachers, students, and parents in North Carolina and nearby states.

Gabriela Potter, Secretary

Phone: 757-289-1735
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Laura Eis, Treasurer

Phone: 203-252-4266
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Rachel Talbott Parker, President

Phone: 717-615-0339
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North Texas Suzuki Association

North Texas Suzuki Association

northtexassuzuki.com/

Christine Collins-Davis, President

Phone: 832-746-9853
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Daina Volodka Staggs, Teacher Development

Phone: 630-452-7972
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Charles Krigbaum, Scholarship Committee Chair

Phone: 469-556-4071
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Sarah Friedman Gonzalez, Secretary

Phone: 817-964-2366
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Ashlie Skidmore, Treasurer

Phone: 817-694-3529
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Rachel Samson, Trophy Festival Chair

Phone: 817-757-6043
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Christopher Mattaliano, Vice-President

Phone: 508-596-7845
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Southeast Texas Suzuki Association

Southeast Texas Suzuki Association

www.stxsa.org

Katherine Sullivan, Vice President

Phone: 281-416-3998
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Elisabeth Hope, President

Phone: 832-427-9673
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Kaori Matsui, Treasurer

Phone: 513-315-2973
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Meredith Harris, Past President

Phone: 832-545-2942
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Kathleen Carrington, Secretary/Membership

Phone: 630-235-9077
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Suzuki Association of Colorado

Suzuki Association of Colorado

www.cosuzuki.org

Our goal is to foster and promote the Suzuki method of musical instruction throughout Colorado. We plan statewide programs including teacher and student scholarships for Suzuki institutes, the Trophy Festival, teacher and student focused workshops, student festivals and special interest events.  We also work hard to maintain our online and printed presence in order to keep our members informed and educate the general public about the history and benefits of Suzuki method. Become a active teacher or associate-family member today!

Elizabeth Gergel, Vice President

Phone: 828-450-7850
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Anna Salmon, President

Phone: 203-980-3480
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Carol Jilling, Piano Play-In Coordinator

Phone: 719-598-2689
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Philip Ledgerwood, Membership

Phone: 920-527-8349
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Dyane Rogelstad, Secretary/Historian

Phone: 208-539-5743
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Laura McDermott, Social Media

Phone: 720-425-0881
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Laura McDermott, Scholarship Committee

Phone: 720-425-0881
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Suzuki Association of Georgia

Suzuki Association of Georgia

www.georgiasuzuki.org

Bryony Stroud-Watson, Secretary

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Kristin Pfeifer Yu, Vice President

Phone: 502-645-1799
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Suzuki Association of Indiana

Suzuki Association of Indiana

www.indianasuzuki.org

Elisabeth Ohly-Davis, President

Phone: 765-748-7810
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Maria Mastropaolo, Treasurer

Phone: 812-477-0042
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Emily Thompson, Media Specialist

Phone: 260-255-1574
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Tiffany Arnold, Board

Phone: 765-702-3967
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Sarah Pearce, Treasurer

Phone: 812-598-7376
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Rebekah Thompson, Media Specialist

Phone: 937-825-8086
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Jillian Chrisman, Board

Phone: 317-370-6167
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Stephanie Hall, Board

Phone: 713-376-7155
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Andrea Kleesattel, Board

Phone: 973-204-4791
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Suzuki Association of Massachusetts

Suzuki Association of Massachusetts

www.suzukima.org

Donald Landers, President

Phone: 617-775-9596
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Lisa Goddard, Newsletter Editor

Phone: 440-935-5426
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Robin Alfieri, Membership Secretary

Phone: 860-508-8058
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Susannah McMahon, Treasurer

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Emily Hale, Clerk, Email Correspondence

Phone: 518-698-5868
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Sarah Titterington Ibbett, Festival Liaison, Social Media

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Cynthia Kuutti Weller, Outreach Coordinator

Phone: 781-856-1054
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Suzuki Association of Minnesota

Suzuki Association of Minnesota

www.suzukimn.org

The Suzuki Association of Minnesota is a statewide group of Suzuki teachers of all instruments, dedicated to providing performance opportunitites, and educational experiences for students, teachers and parents. We have an annual weekend workshop in the Fall, when we invite guest clinicians, enjoy student honors recitals, and hold our annual meeting. In March we celebrate our students with a statewide graduation program where students perform and recieve a trophy and written comments of videos they submit for each book level. We are a great group of teachers, parents and students keeping Dr. Suzuki's dream alive and well in Minnesota.

Julia Bartsch, President

Phone: 952-649-2574
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Bailey Poesnecker, Secretary

Phone: 860-810-6659
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Vanamali Medina, Communications

Phone: 612-812-2715
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Eric Graf, Membership Chair

Phone: 320-298-7520
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Suzuki Association of Ontario

Suzuki Association of Ontario

www.suzukiontario.org

The Suzuki Association of Ontario (SAO) is a non-profit provincial organization of Suzuki violin, viola, cello, piano, flute, harp, guitar, recorder, and early childhood education teachers. The Association has its mandate to support and promote Suzuki talent education programs across Ontario. Its goal is to build a Suzuki community throughout the province by facilitating communication among teachers, parents and students. The SAO is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA)” VISION: The Suzuki Association of Ontario seeks to improve the quality of life in Ontario through Suzuki education, creating a learning community that nurtures the human spirit. MISSION: The mission of the Suzuki Association of Ontario is to promote and support the Suzuki Method TM of learning by nurturing excellence in education.

Genevieve Schirm-Joyce, Treasurer

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Lauren Taylor, Secretary

Phone: 519-767-8691
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Rebecca Sancton Ashworth, Administrator

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Debbie Hammond, Chair

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Suzuki Association of Utah

Suzuki Association of Utah

www.suzukimusicutah.org

Erica Hardy, Membership Secretary

Phone: 801-850-2234
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Ruth Ann Godfrey, Past President

Phone: 801-637-1179
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Julia Bearce Parker, Grantwriter

Phone: 801-830-0161
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Tom Smith, Treasurer

Phone: 435-602-0905
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Hailey Gibb, Vice President, Cello

Phone: 801-664-1606
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Denise Willey, Vice President, Bass

Phone: 801-796-9391
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Nicole Macias, President

Phone: 801-830-5719
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Carrie Morris, Executive Secretary

Phone: 801-652-0900
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Maren Laurence, Vice President, Harp

Phone: 801-520-2686
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Joyce Bennett, Vice President, Flute

Phone: 801-201-7103
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Mark Alger, Vice President, Guitar

Phone: 801-225-5041
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BriAnn Christensen, Vice President, Piano

Phone: 801-691-2883
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Kyra Sovronsky, Vice President, Trumpet

Phone: 516-978-2482
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Kristina Turner, Vice President, Viola

Phone: 360-920-6448
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Brecklyn Smith Ferrin, Vice President, SECE

Phone: 801-372-8261
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Tamra Baca, Admin

Phone: 801-815-8046
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Carrie Morris, Librarian

Phone: 801-652-0900
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Suzuki Association of Washington State (SAWS)

Suzuki Association of Washington State (SAWS)

suzukiwashington.org

Sharon Wherland, President

Phone: 206-307-2318
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Olger Palma, Treasurer

Phone: 206-307-2318
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Andrea Talley, Membership

Phone: 360-630-8799
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Lisa Toner, Secretary

Phone: 253-448-8337
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Ashley Sullivan Horn, Graduation Committee Chair

Phone: 206-372-2290
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Mariana del Rosario Rodriguez Alcantara, Member at Large

Phone: Cell (502) 30224134
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Hillary Nordwell, Member at Large

Phone: 415-312-2026
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Emily Herdeman Kelly, Graduation

Phone: 815-519-0059
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Suzuki Association of Wisconsin

Suzuki Association of Wisconsin

suzukiassociationofwisconsin.com

Lyda Osinga, President

Phone: 262-993-7720
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Graham Emberton, Vice President

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Janse Vincent, Treasurer

Phone: 608-516-2856
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Kari Gunderson, Secretary

Phone: 614-595-6643
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