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™’.
2020 ISA Board Meeting online
Screen shot from the ISA Board of Directors Meeting October 2020 via Zoom - across 23 time zones
top row: Simon Griffiths (PPSA), Therese Wirakesuma (At Large Director), Allen Lieb (CEO)
middle row: Christophe Bossuat (At Large Director), Anke van der Bijl (ESA), Pamela Brasch (SAA)
bottom row: Carey Beth Hockett (At Large Director), Ryugo Hayano (TERI), Lan Ku Chen (ARSA)
Chief Executive Officer
Allen Lieb, USA
Board of Directors
Dr. Ryugo Hayano, Chair, Japan (TERI Representative)
Pamela Brasch, Treasurer, USA (SAA Representative)
Simon Griffiths, Secretary, New Zealand (PPSA Representative)
Dr. Lan Ku Chen, Taiwan (ARSA Representative)
Anke van der Bijl, Netherlands (ESA Representative)
Carey Beth Hockett, USA (At Large Director)
Christophe Bossuat, France (At Large Director)
Therese Wirakesuma, Indonesia (At-Large Director)
* 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
Asia Region Suzuki Association (ARSA)
Asia (except Japan)
ISA Policy for Regional Associations
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'.