The International Suzuki Association (ISA) was designated by Dr Suzuki as the sole authorised organisation which can grant rights to the use of his name and the terms ‘Suzuki’ and ‘Suzuki Method’.
Professor Koji Toyoda, Japan
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Paul Landefeld, USA
Board of Directors
Yasuki Nakamura*, Chair, Australia (PPSA representative)
Martin Ruttimann, Vice-Chair, Switzerland (ESA representative)
Pamela Brasch, Treasurer, USA (SAA representative)
Etsuko Suehiro, Japan (TERI representative)
Therese Wirakesuma, Indonesia (ASA interim representative)
Julia Breen, Secretary, Australia (member-at-large)
Paul Landefeld, USA (member at large)
Pat Razzano, USA (member at large)
* The position of Chair rotates between the different regions of the world every two years, starting on 1st July.
At a special ISA Board Meeting held June 27, 2014, the ISA board voted to revoke the name
agreement with the Asia Suzuki Association and to terminate its membership in the ISA.
The Asia Geographic Region is presently under reorganization, and is currently operating as
Interim Asia Region Suzuki Organization
Asia (except Japan)
The ESA is one of four Regional Associations within the ISA which have been granted the rights to coordinate and develop the Suzuki Method throughout their area.
Suzuki Name Agreement
The ESA has, in turn, been given rights to grant sub-licenses to National Associations within their region.
Only qualified teachers who are members of National Suzuki Associations have the legal right to call themselves 'Suzuki teachers'.