Suzuki Voice Program and Talent Education Institute of Singing celebrated its 30th Anniversary year November 27th 2016 in Finland.
The anniversary of Shinichi Suzuki's birthday (17.10.1898 – 26.01.1998) was celebrated with a one day Suzuki piano workshop held at Johanneksen koulu, which is an elementary school for 1st to 6th grade students in Tampere, Finland.
The Suzuki Voice Program (previously known in English as “Suzuki Singing” and “Singing in the Suzuki Style”) has been developed by Doctor of Music Päivi Kukkamäki 1987—2003 with the same children during 17 years at Sibelius University, Docmus-department. The idea to start this program with expectant mothers came from Ilari Kukkamäki 1985. Over the years Dr. Kukkamäki has travelled to 21 countries, participated in 42 conferences, conventions and workshops: with lectures, program introductions, demonstrations with her own students and training new teachers.