A little bit of history was made last month when the first Suzuki Violin exams to take place on Russian soil were conducted in an historic mansion with a great musical history and the home of the International Union of Musicians. The building is in the historic centre of Moscow and is located opposite the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory.
The first donations are in!
Suzuki Voice Program and Talent Education Institute of Singing celebrated its 30th Anniversary year November 27th 2016 in Finland.
Suzuki students from Cape Town City Bowl schools came together in a combined performance at the Artscape Theatre Centre, Foreshore, Cape Town, on the 12 November 2016.
Greetings from Alfred Music.
The Suzuki Trumpet Instrument Committee of the International Suzuki Association (ISA), with representatives from the European Suzuki Association (ESA) and the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) has recently proposed to the ISA Board that the mandate of the committee be augmented to include other brass instruments.
First SAA Trumpet Teacher Training Course
Ann-Marie Sundberg, ESA Trumpet Teacher Trainer, recently held the very first Trumpet Teacher Training course in North America travelling to Calgary, Alberta in Canada to conduct an SAA Unit 1 Teacher Training course for Trumpet teachers.
The first Suzuki Piano Teachers in Russia qualified recently after passing their Level 1 examinations.
The Austrian Suzuki Institute of Music (ASIoM) held their first ESA Violin Examinations in Vienna this weekend with excellent results.
We are greatly saddened to report the death of Gilda Barston.
Gilda meant so much to so many people, it is difficult to express the impact of her parting. In over forty years of teaching at the Music Institute of Chicago she was a friend, mentor, leader and advocate for the highest standards in music education. Her legacy as a teacher and teacher trainer is immense. In the face of tremendous adversity her dedication and love for her students was an inspiration to us all.
Her accomplishments are many. Gilda was an artist level cellist who studied with Leonard Rose at The Juilliard School. As a strong advocate of the Suzuki Philosophy, she served as Chair of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, CEO of the International Suzuki Association and Director and Artistic Director of the Chicago Suzuki Institute. Gilda was a celebrated teacher of teachers, training and mentoring hundreds of young cellists who have spread about the world to become leaders in their field.