Music workshops, ensemble rehearsals, making music together in general have become difficult in these times and we all miss them very much. Some SUZUKI™ Flute Teachers just did not want to accept this and together, across many national borders, they designed a virtual workshop day: Carnival of Europe - Suzuki Flute Day! On February 14th, Carnival Sunday, the time had come!
Every Month and Online
If the pandemic has prevented us from meeting in person, it certainly has not stopped the music.
Like their pupils, British Suzuki teachers have been practising and playing at home. They have put together the very first Teachers’ virtual concert.
We hope you enjoy it and that you will find it inspiring. A huge thank you to all who made it happen, recording on phones and iPads.
Antonello Peretto was appointed ESA Double Bass Instructor today - an important day for the development of Double Bass in the ESA region.
The International Suzuki Association has revised its policy on Teacher Training in order to accommodate online Teacher Training.
There are changes which affect all Teacher Trainers and Teachers in the ESA Region.
January 26 is the anniversary of Dr. Suzuki’s death.
I am writing with the sad news received today that Riitta Kotinurmi, my dear friend and colleague and ESA Piano Teacher Trainer living in Finland, passed away after a long battle with cancer on 15 November 2020.
We are very happy to report that we have now the first SUZUKI™ Voice Teacher in Russia!
Soprano Diana Golskaya from Moscow completed ESA Level One SUZUKI™ Voice examination in December 21st, 2020. The first online voice exam was a very good experience.
This past year, 2020, proved the resilience, creativity and adaptability of Talent Education and Suzuki Method teachers and families around the world. Students continue to practice, lessons are taught, performances are posted online, teachers become Zoom masters, and Suzuki communities reach out across the globe to share their ideas, challenges and triumphs in this age of social upheaval and potential isolation. Music speaks directly to the heart of humanity. “Tone has a living soul,” Dr. Suzuki has said. That life force sustains our movement even in this virtual age of the internet. How we long to share once again our skills and gifts in person. For now, we continue our work “for the happiness of all children.”