The International Suzuki Association (ISA) strives to encourage, promote, enlarge, and coordinate the Suzuki Method throughout the world.

The International Suzuki Association (ISA) was founded in 1983 as a non-profit organisation in Dallas, Texas in order to serve as a coalition of Suzuki Associations throughout the world. Its primary purpose is to serve as an co-ordination centre and to protect the "Suzuki" name and rights.

Dr. Shinichi Suzuki

The ISA was designated by Dr Suzuki as the sole authorised organisation which can grant rights to the use of his name and the marks "Suzuki", "Suzuki Method", and other similar terms throughout the world.

The ISA is an organisation of organisations. At present five Regional Associations have been licensed by the International Suzuki Association. The Regional Associations have been given rights to grant sub-licenses to national associations or other organisations within their area. Each Regional Association has the same goals as the International Suzuki Association: to encourage, promote, enlarge and coordinate the Suzuki Method within their area, and to maintain the highest standards of educational instruction.


The ISA is managed by a Board of Directors which includes representatives of the Regional Associations. The ISA's Instrument Committees advise the ISA board on matters relating to educational material and musical repertoire and editions.


The Regional Associations are the members of the International Suzuki Association. Some of them, in turn, have National Suzuki Associations as their members, and these have individual members, who may be teachers, parents of students or interested members of the public.

To become members of the ISA, teachers or other interested individuals, therefore need to join their own regional Suzuki association, or where appropriate the local or national association in their own area. A proportion of membership dues collected by such local organisations will be paid to the Regional Associations who will pay an annual membership fee on behalf of all their members to the International Suzuki Association. For more information please contact the Regional Associations.

"The ISA Board does not condone sexual abuse in any form especially by people in positions of authority."

Adopted by the ISA Board of Directors, October 16, 2018

Mary Craig Powell

In Memoriam: Mary Craig Powell

It is with great sadness that we inform SAA friends of the passing of Mary Craig Powell of Columbus, OH. She was a much beloved Suzuki teacher and Teacher Trainer. As many of you know, she had a long battle with cancer. She passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 20. Mary Craig will be missed by so many worldwide

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An Official Statement to the Suzuki Community from Alfred Music about the Suzuki Violin School Recordings

October 30, 2018

"We take the allegations of sexual misconduct that have been made against violinist William Preucil, Jr. extremely seriously, and we are dismayed at the findings of the investigation conducted on behalf of the Cleveland Orchestra. To that end, we will work closely with the International Suzuki Association and will replace our current Suzuki Violin School recordings with new recordings as soon as possible."

2nd International Suzuki Teacher Trainers Convention - Madrid Spain

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2nd International Suzuki Teacher Trainers Convention

June 2018 ISA Press Release Concerning a Posting by the German Suzuki Association (DSG)

The International Suzuki Association has noted an announcement posted on the website of the German Suzuki Association (DSG), an organization that is not a part of ISA or authorized to use the SUZUKI name, asserting that ISA's claim of ownership of the mark SUZUKI is untrue. DSG bases that claim on a decision in a "Supreme Court Judgment" dated November 12, 2014. DSG's posting is wrong in its conclusion and misrepresents the facts.

View full Press Release here.