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’.
March 2022 ISA Board Meeting online
top row: Allen Lieb, Anke van der Bijl, Pam Brasch
middle row: Ryugo Hayano, Margaret Cooke, Christophe Bossuat
bottom row: Carey Beth Hockett, Therese Wirakesuma, Lan Ku Chen
Hiroko Suzuki *
Mrs. Waltraud Suzuki *
Dr. Shinichi Suzuki *
Chief Executive Officer
Allen Lieb, USA
Board of Directors
Chair: Dr. Ryugo Hayano, Japan (TERI Representative)
Vice Chair & Treasurer: Pamela Brasch, USA (SAA Representative)
Secretary: Therese Wirakesuma, Indonesia (Member-at-Large)
Dr. Lan Ku Chen, Chair, Taiwan (ARSA Representative)
Anke van der Bijl, Netherlands (ESA Representative)
Margaret Cooke, New Zealand (PPSA Representative)
Carey Beth Hockett, USA (Member-at-Large)
Christophe Bossuat, France (Member-at-Large)
The position of Board Chair rotates among the different regions every two years, starting on 1 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'.