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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’.

2018 ISA Board Meeting in New York, USA

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Clockwise beginning on the right: Prof. Ryugo Hayano,TERI Representative; Koji Toyoda, President (Ex-Officio); Pasquale Razzano, Member-at-Large; Simon Griffiths, PPSA Representative, Secretary; Pam Brasch, SAA Representative, Treasurer; Hiroko Driver Lippman, Member-at-Large; Carey Beth Hockett, Member-at-Large; Dr. Lan Ku Chen, ARSA Representative; Martin Rüttimann, ESA Representative, Chair; Allen Lieb, CEO


Professor Koji Toyoda, Japan

Chief Executive Officer

Allen Lieb, USA

Board of Directors

Martin Rüttimann, Chair, Switzerland (ESA representative)
Pamela Brasch, Treasurer, USA (SAA representative)
Simon Griffiths, Secretary, New Zealand (PPSA representative)
Dr. Ryugo Hayano, Japan (TERI representative)
Dr. Lan Ku Chen, Taiwan (ARSA representative)
Hiroko Driver Lippman, USA (member-at-large)
Pat Razzano, USA (member-at-large)
Carey Beth Hockett, 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 Spring 2019

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 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'.