Suzuki Music Association of California

Upcoming events

    • 25 Jan 2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • 1717 Morena Blvd.

    San Diego Branch students wishing to apply should review requirements on Graduation-General Info page before submitting form and payment. Teachers should review all information on Graduation-Teacher page before submitting student recordings.

    All participants will receive feedback from other professional Suzuki teachers on their submitted recording, one rehearsal with a professional piano accompanist (for those that need one), and the opportunity to perform in the Spring Graduation Recital.

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    • 14 Feb 2020
    • 15 Feb 2020
    • Ocean Air Recreation Center, 4770 Fairport Way, San Diego CA 92130

    San Diego Winter Workshop for Violin, Daina Volodka-Staggs

    Suzuki violin students come join together for a mini-institute style weekend including a play-in, parent talk, group class and masterclass.

    Suzuki Violin Teacher Trainer, Daina Voldka-Staggs is known for her exuberant, empowering teaching style. Mrs. Staggs has been involved with Suzuki Talent Education for over thirty years as a student, teacher, and now as a parent. She teaches at Suzuki Institutes, workshops, and master classes throughout the country and lectures on topics including violin pedagogy, early childhood music education, and the Suzuki Method. In the fall of 2014, Mrs. Staggs moved from Chicago, IL to Frisco, TX, to become the Co-Director of the North Texas School of Talent Education. Her thriving studio is located in Frisco, TX, where she resides with her husband and two young sons.

    Schedule:

    2/14/2020

    • Masterclass TBD
    • Play-In 5:30-6:15
    • Parent Talk 6:30-7:30 (student activities provided on-site)

    2/15/2020

    • 1:00-6:00, Group Classes and Masterclasses

    Location: Ocean Air Recreation Center, 4770 Fairport Way, San Diego, CA 92130

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    • 16 Feb 2020
    • 17 Feb 2020
    • Ocean Air Recreation Center, 4770 Fairport Way, San Diego CA 92130

    The Joy of Pre-Twinkle for Violin and Viola with Daina Volodka-Staggs

    Come and discover the joy of Pre-Twinkle! We make sense of the perplexing journey that is Pre-Twinkle, and equip teachers to successfully produce students that love music and the violin through a strong foundation that allows the student to grow and make progress at a motivating pace!

    Prerequisites for this Workshop are SAA membership and Violin Unit 1.

    Note that is is not necessary to register for The Joy of Pre-Twinkle to observe students at the Violin Workshop on February 14 and/or 15.  See registration form.

    2/16/2020

    • Class 1:00-4:00
    • Break 4:00-4:30
    • Class resumes 4:30-6:30

    2/17/2020

    • Class 9:00a-12:00p
    • Lunch 12-1
    • Class 1:00p-3:00p

    Location: Ocean Air Recreation Center, 4770 Fairport Way, San Diego, CA 92130

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Board Members:

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 Treasurur: Ronél Wishnuff (San Diego)

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