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Full Country Membership
Full Country Membership of the European Suzuki Association (ESA) is given to those National Suzuki Associations where a Teacher Training programme has been established.  All Teacher Training programmes are required to follow the guidelines of the ESA as set out in the Teacher Training and Examination Manual and may be directed and taught by Teacher Trainers from other National Associations.

Full Country Members have the right to nominate a Director to the Board of the ESA.

         Guidelines

Country Membership Applicationb

Associate Country Membership
Associate Country Membership is offered to new National Suzuki Associations who have fulfilled all requirements set out by the ESA but which do not yet have an established Teacher Training programme.

Associate Country Members are invited to send a Representative to the Board Meeting each year.  

Country Membership Fees

Membership fees are set each year by the ESA Board of Directors.  The cost of membership is the same for Full and Associate Country Members. 
Country Members/National Suzuki Associations pay an annual subscription made up of –

•  £640 Country fee
•  £26.50 for every qualified Suzuki Teacher Member - A, B1 and B2 members
   No subscription is due to the ESA for B3 or C members.

These are the subscriptions rates for Country Membership of the ESA.  
Each Country/National Suzuki Association is free to apply its own fee structure to its own members.

Reduced payments for Countries with low GNI (Gross National Income)
The ESA offer a scheme whereby countries with weaker economies, lower salaries and exchange rates are asked to pay only a weighted amount of membership costs.  

The calculation is based on the World Bank’s GNI PPP (Purchasing Power Parity) index, updated annually.

In practice this means that some countries only pay 40 - 60% of the fees due.

Reduced payments for new Country Members
A sliding scale of membership fees is applied to New National Suzuki Associations to assist early growth.

Year 0 (the year of election)  £0
Year 1 £0
Year 2 £0

During this period the National Suzuki Association is expected to build up their own organisation, collect membership fees and establish a Teacher Training Programme. 

Year 3 20% of the full membership fees due
Year 4 50% of the full membership fees due
Year 5 onwards 100% of the full membership fees due 

 

MEMBERSHIP FEES DUE TO ESA

NATIONAL SUZUKI ASSOCIATION INCOME

Year 0+
Year of election

No fees due to ESA

Collection of national association membership fees should be established

Year 1

No fees due to ESA

Half the income from member fees should be allocated to the development of the association

Year 2

No fees due to ESA

All income from member fees should be allocated to the development of the association

Year 3

20% of weighted membership fees payable to ESA

Fundraising projects should be initiated
Income from member fees and fundraising should be allocated to the development of the association and the payment of fees to ESA

Year 4

50% of weighted membership fees payable to ESA

Income from member fees and fundraising should be allocated to the development of the association and the payment of fees to ESA

Year 5

100% of weighted membership fees payable to ESA

The association should continue with the development of the association, its membership and Teacher Training programme

 

Individual Affiliate Membership
Most members of the ESA belong through membership of their own National Suzuki Association.

All teachers, Suzuki parents, educators and other interested people who wish to become members of the ESA should contact the National Suzuki Association in the country where they live for information about membership.

Membership of a National Suzuki Association automatically gives Individual Affiliate Membership of the ESA and the International Suzuki Association (ISA).

The ISA is the owner of the Suzuki Name and Trademark. 
 
Only those who are Affiliate Members of the ISA are entitled to use the Suzuki Name, and only qualified teachers are permitted to call themselves Suzuki teachers.

Individual Associate Membership
For those who live in a country which has no National Suzuki Association, Individual Associate Membership of the ESA is available, and should be obtained by all practising Suzuki Teachers who teach in such countries.

Associate Membership of the ESA automatically gives Individual Affiliate Membership of the International Suzuki Association (ISA).

The ISA is the owner of the Suzuki Name and Trademark.  

Only those who are Affiliate Members of the ISA are entitled to use the Suzuki Name, and only qualified teachers are permitted to call themselves Suzuki teachers. 

In the event of a new National Suzuki Association being established, existing Individual Associate Members are required to join the new National Association and Individual Membership will no longer be available. 

 Application Form

Individual Associate Membership Application Form front page b

Individual Associate Membership Fees
£42 per person
Reduced payments for individuals who live in a Country with low GNI (Gross National Income) 

The ESA offer a scheme whereby individuals who live in a country with a weak economy, lower salaries and exchange rates, are asked to pay only a weighted amount of membership costs.  
The calculation is based on the World Bank’s GNI PPP (Purchasing Power Parity) index, updated annually.

In practice this means that some individuals only pay 40 - 60 % the fees due.

Individual Membership Levels
ESA has several different levels of membership which relate to ESA examination levels.  These levels apply to Individual Affiliate Members and Individual Associate Members.

A   members     Suzuki teachers qualified to ESA level 5
B1 members     Suzuki teachers qualified to ESA levels 3 or 4
B2 members     Suzuki teachers qualified to ESA levels 1 or 2
B3 members     Teachers with no formal Suzuki qualification
C  members      All others, including parents of Suzuki students

Only A, B1 and B2 members or those with equivalent qualifications from other regions which have been validated by the ESA Board, are entitled to describe themselves as Suzuki teachers.