The anniversary of Shinichi Suzuki's birthday (17.10.1898 – 26.01.1998) was celebrated with a one day Suzuki piano workshop held at Johanneksen koulu, which is an elementary school for 1st to 6th grade students in Tampere, Finland.
It was hardly a year ago, at the 2015 Estonian Suzuki Summer Camp, when representatives of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Martin Rüttimann Chairman of the ESA, held a meeting to start a Baltic Suzuki Violoncello project. Although all three Baltic States are quite small, there was a keen interest for Suzuki Violoncello Teacher Training in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania so all three countries joined together to focus on establishing a joint Suzuki Violoncello Teacher Training course. Leaders of this project are Janne Vasser (Estonia), Kristine Ravina (Latvia) and Valdas Povilaitis (Lithuania).
EstSA are happy to report that , after many years of waiting and negotiating, Suzuki Piano Teacher Training has finally come to Estonia.