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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’.

2019 ISA Board Meeting in Madrid, SPAIN

isa board photo 2020

Left to right: Hiroko Driver Lippman, Koji Toyoda, Simon Griffiths. Dr. Lan Ku Chen, Pat Razzano,
Dr. Ryugo Hayano, Allen Lieb, Martin Rüttimann, Carey Beth Hockett, Pamela Brasch


Professor Koji Toyoda, Japan

Chief Executive Officer

Allen Lieb, USA

Board of Directors

Dr. Lan Ku Chen, Chair, Taiwan (ARSA Representative)
Dr. Ryugo Hayano, Vice Chair, Japan (TERI Representative)
Pamela Brasch, Treasurer, USA (SAA Representative)
Simon Griffiths, Secretary, New Zealand (PPSA Representative)
Martin Rüttimann, Switzerland (ESA Representative)
Carey Beth Hockett, USA (Member-at-Large)
Hiroko Driver Lippman, 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.

International Suzuki Journal July 2020

suzuki world map 3

 Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA)
America (North and South)

European Suzuki Association (ESA)
Europe, Middle East and Africa

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)

Talent Education Research Institute (TERI)
Pan-Pacific Suzuki Association (PPSA)
Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific Islands

 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

ISA Name Agreement adopted 27 June 2014 b

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'.