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Posted by Tiina Puumalainen, Tampereen Suzukikoulu on 10 October 2016

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.

Johanneksen koulu is located in the centrum area of Tampere, near the railway station. The famous Tampere Cathedral is right next to the school. 

Happy Birthday Suzuki 2017

The workshop was open to Suzuki students playing the Piano (Suzuki books 1-6), parents, teachers and observers and offered multi-piano group lessons for Suzuki students, lecture for parents and a concert followed by a birthday cake

Altogether, forty eight Suzuki Piano students from Estonia, Lithuania, Finland, Switzerland and Latvia participated.  

The Suzuki Teachers involved were -
Michelle Post (Switzerland)
Niina Haapanen, Maria Heinonen, Tiina Puumalainen (Finland)
Janne Vasser, Sirje Subbe-Tamm (Estonia)
Sabina Kalibataite (Lithuania)
Tamāra Gžibovska, Kristīne Rāviņa (Latvia)

The participants also enjoyed exploring Tampere which is the perfect mixture of urban nature, fun places and activities for kids and families.