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’.
2017 ISA Board Meeting in New Zealand
Left to right: Prof. Ryugo Hayano,TERI Representative; Carey Beth Hockett, Member-at-Large; Koji Toyoda, President (Ex-Officio); Pam Brasch, SAA Representative, Treasurer; Simon Griffiths, PPSA Representative, Secretary; Martin Rüttimann, ESA Representative, Chairperson; Pasquale Razzano, Member-at-Large; Allen Lieb, Jr. CEO; Dr. Lan Ku Chen, ARSA Representative; Missing: Hiroko Driver Lippman, Member-at-Large
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.
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
Interim Asia Region Suzuki Organization (ARSA)
Asia (except Japan)
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'.