Suzuki Music Association of California


The Suzuki Music Association of California is a network of teachers and student families organized regionally into branches that believe in and promote Dr. Suzuki's teachings through Private Lessons, Graduations, Camps, Workshops, and other teacher and student events.

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All students of teacher members are automatically members of SMAC.


The Suzuki Music Association of California aspires to instill the teachings of Shinichi Suzuki into the hearts and minds of our students: that all children, in collaboration with parents and teachers, can develop high standards of achievement through love of music, self-confidence, discipline and good work habits. We seek to nurture fellowship, growth, and community among teachers and students of California.

SMAC Board of Directors:

George Anderson (Independent), President
Suzanne Lambert (Coastal), Vice President
Melody Garber Schwarz (Orange County Piano), Secretary
Karen Deaner (Orange County Strings)
Linda Nakagawa (Sierra)

Caroline Salisbury (Los Angeles)
Marlene Scherk (San Diego)
Celia Vollov (SANC)
Barbie Wong (Bay Area Piano)

SMAC Treasurer: Ronél Wishnuff (San Diego)

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