Letter from President Nicole Macias

Welcome to the Suzuki Association of Utah

I’d like you to invite you to take a minute and register for the 2022 Suzuki Association of Utah Parent & Teacher Convention on Saturday, January 29, 2022.
 
Our presenters include Jane Reed who is an expert in helping children learn better and more efficiently, by adjusting how we as parents and teachers interact with them.  We are also excited to have Nicholeen Peck who wrote “Parenting a House Divided” and developed a lot of the ideas of teaching self-government within our homes.
 
It will be a fantastic reset for us as parents and teachers from our busy holiday season.  I’m hoping you’ll join me, and if you do, feel free to come say “hi” and introduce yourself.  I’m looking forward to meeting you.
 
Sincerely,
Nicole Macias

Bass

Cello

Early Childhood Education

Flute

French Horn

Guitar

Harp

Piano

Recorder

Trombone

Trumpet

Viola

Creator of the Mother-Tongue Method

Dr. Shinichi Suzuki

The essence of Suzuki’s approach to learning a musical instrument is derived from the way a child learns language, which he called "Mother Tongue." From recordings the child becomes familiar with the Suzuki and other repertoire so that when lessons begin about age three his mind already knows the musical language he will slowly begin to play on an instrument and even later learn to read. As with spoken language mothers play an important role in the teaching process and so are given instruction on the instrument and also taught how to be patient and encouraging. New skills and concepts are taught in small steps a child can consciously master, and lessons last only as long as the child’s attention span.

Dr. Shinichi Suzuki

Dedication to Board Member

Meet the Board

Nicole Macias

President

Carrie Morris

Executive Secretary & Librarian

Erica Hardy

Membership Secretary

Tamra Baca

Website Admin

Maren Laurence

Harp VP & Social Media Admin

Sadie Conover Simper

Newsletter Editor

Tom Smith

Treasurer