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Announcing the Addition of Explanatory Graphs to the Kendall Teaching Videos Archive

The ISA is indebted to Dr. Brian Buckstead for permitting his research on the teaching techniques of Suzuki Method pioneer John Kendall to be posted on this website. His illustrations provide a valuable visual resource to the aural presentation in the Kendall Teaching Videos.

Please use the link below to access these materials (bottom of the page):

Kendall Teaching Videos

International Suzuki Journal January 2024

ISA Online Journal for January 2024

Use the link below to access all the articles, news and pictures from Suzuki regions around the world. Many thanks to all our contributors for this latest edition.

In this issue:

Special Section: Reports from the Third International Teacher Trainer’s Convention

View the January 2024 ISA Journal

3rd International Suzuki Teacher Trainers Convention

Videos Now Available from the 3rd International Suzuki Teacher Trainers Convention

We are pleased to announce that TERI has finished the editing of all program archives including opening & closing ceremony, Keynote address, exchange concert and of course all meeting sessions (joint & group). All programs in Hall B (Joint meeting, Opening & Closing Ceremony, Keynote Address) can be shared with high quality simultaneous interpretation through English channel so that all detail can be easily understood by the listeners.

Please note that the cost of simultaneous interpretation and archive editing was not included in the participation fee of the convention. Considering this, TERI appreciates very much your internal promotion of the purchase of this archive for Suzuki Associations members like teachers and parents, as well as the Teacher Trainers who did not attend the convention. This will help TERI very much to cover costs of the Convention. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Below is the URL of the sales page for the convention video link.

International Teacher Trainers Convention Executive Committee

New Video in the Archive:
My Time with Suzuki Sensei by Mihoko Hirata

The following video was recorded March 31, 2014 during the Spring Hawaii Suzuki Institute for Suzuki Talent Education of Hawaii. ISA thanks Hirata Sensei and Helen Higa, Director of STEH, for their permission to post this fascinating and humorous remembrance of Dr. Suzuki on the ISA website for Suzuki families and teachers around the world to enjoy.

My Time with Suzuki Sensei by Mihoko Hirata
My Time with Suzuki Sensei by Mihoko Hirata

Suzuki Audio Downloads

Suzuki Audio Downloads

The recordings are an essential part of the Suzuki Method®, and it’s important to us that the official professional recordings are available to every student and teacher. As CDs and CD players are becoming a thing of the past, we’ve now made the recordings easily accessible in a digital format.

All official Suzuki recordings are available to purchase and download from Amazon Music, iTunes Store, and Alfred Media. When purchased from any of these platforms, recordings can be played from a computer, phone, smart speaker, or even a smart TV from the respective online library or app.

Updated AMPV List

Be sure that you have the most recent versions of the Suzuki materials by consulting the updated AMPV list.

AMPV numbers are now on the title page of newer or updated Suzuki Method™ books to allow teachers and families to know if they are purchasing the latest edition of a book.

The History and Philosophy of Tonalization by Fumiyo Kuramochi

New Video: The History and Philosophy of Tonalization by Fumiyo Kuramochi

In March 2022, Fumiyo Kuramochi presented an inspiring Zoom session entitled "The History and Philosophy of Tonalization" to an appreciative international audience. This beautiful video presentation includes newly translated texts and in depth insights into Dr. Suzuki's lifetime research on tone development.

Watch the video here

New to the ISA Video Archive. Now available:
The Suzuki Method Video Guidance Series

Use the following link to access these newly posted videos of Dr. Suzuki speaking about the philosophy of Talent Education and the pedagogy of the Suzuki Method.

The Suzuki Method Video Guidance Series

This series was produced in the mid-1970’s under sponsorship of the Sony Corporation. The videos were made on the recital hall stage of the Talent Education Research Institute, at the National Concert in Tokyo and in venues around Matsumoto used for the TERI Summer School.

William Starr interviewing Dr. Shinichi Suzuki

Now Online:
The Suzuki/Starr Videos

The ISA is thrilled to announce the posting of this original video series, first recorded beginning in 1968. This series is a comprehensive collection of interviews with Dr. Suzuki explaining his ideas on Talent Education, and demonstrating the teaching points of the Suzuki Violin School, with additional footage of Japanese teachers and students in lessons and concerts during that time period.

Summaries for each of the 12 videos are included:

Suzuki/Starr Videos

The ISA gratefully acknowledges the family of William Starr and the SAA for providing ISA the rights to post this video series on the ISA website.

John Kendall's Ideas for Teaching Violin

Dr. Suzuki and John Kendall in Japan

The International Suzuki Association is pleased to host John Kendall's Ideas for Teaching Violin on our website. Mr. Kendall was the first American string teacher to observe Dr. Suzuki in Japan. These videos were filmed in 1992 at SIUE and remain a treasure trove of pedagogical information even 30 years later.

View the Kendall Videos

Announcing a New Publication from ISA

The Life of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki: A Chronology

The ISA is proud to announce this important new publication chronicling the life of Dr. Suzuki decade by decade through text and pictures, from his early upbringing, his time in Germany, the return to Japan, and the flowering of the Talent Education movement worldwide.

The ISA is indebted to Mikio Shin of TERI, the original author of the Chronology, for his permission to expand and translate this significant new document. And to Lili Selden and Ruth Miura for their work on the English translation.

Currently the Chronology is only available to view online. Any inquiries about print copies should be directed to your particular Regional Association.

View the Chronology

Talent Education Journal

Talent Education Journal Archive

All editions now available 1979-1989

From 1979-1989, Eiko and Masayoshi Kataoka self-published an English translation of the Talent Education Journal, published quarterly as the official publication of TERI in Matsumoto, Japan.

The TEJ contains articles by Dr. Suzuki, reports on concerts in Japan, contributions from the Japanese teachers, and usually an article from a parent or family in TERI. These journals are a treasure trove of information and inspiration.

View the TEJ Archive

Online Video Recordings of Dr. Suzuki at the 1976 American Suzuki Institute

The ISA is pleased to offer this link to the extensive Suzuki video archive at the University of Wisconsin/Stevens Point. These videos document Dr. Suzuki's visit to the American Suzuki Institute in 1976 in lessons, group classes and teachers’ sessions. The videos are a treasure-trove of inspiration from the founder of the Talent Education movement, and showcase Dr Suzuki’s teaching principles in action. We are indebted to the University for maintaining this archive and making it available to the public. We also thank the Aber Suzuki Center at UWSP for their stewardship of this priceless collection of Dr. Suzuki’s teaching, and to Patricia D'Ercole for her assistance in bringing this collection to the world-wide Suzuki community.

Use this link to access all videos:

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