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Posted by Ryugo Hayano, Chair ISA Board on 15 August 2021

Ms. Hiroko Suzuki, former president of TERI, passed away on August 13, 2021. She was 80 years old.

Hiroko SuzukiShe is a niece of Dr. Shin'ichi Suzuki, the founder of Suzuki Method, and she grew up listening to Schubert's "Unfinished" at the suggestion of Dr. Suzuki.
She graduated from Toho Gakuen School of Music with honors and has been a TERI violin and viola teacher since she was a student.
She served as the 4th President of TERI from 2013 to 2016 and has been the Honorary President of ISA from 2020.
She had been ill for several months and had been recuperating at home. She passed away peacefully at 9:00 a.m. on the 13th, attended by her son, Shigeru Ishikawa, her daughter, Sakiko Ishikawa (a piano teacher at TERI), and other family members. The family wishes to hold a farewell party when the corona pandemic has settled down.

We would like to express our deepest gratitude to Ms. Suzuki for her contribution to the Suzuki Method over the years, and we pray for the repose of her soul.