Letter from President Nicole Macias

Welcome to the Suzuki Association of Utah

Dear Teachers, Parents, & Students,

It’s May!!! Hasn’t this school year been quick? It’s been hard in many ways, but it seems like just yesterday was Christmas. I hope you are able to have some time this summer - for whatever you’d like it to be. Maybe to sleep in a little, or spend more time outdoors. Personally, I’m looking forward to my children and students being a little less stressed, and a little more well-rested.

There are a lot of fun music things happening this summer, if you would like to do more with your Suzuki studies. Ask your teacher for some suggestions. The SAU is sponsoring a 100x challenge, which I’m really excited about. Teachers AND Parents, we do have some Board Vacancies that we are looking to fill. If you are interested in getting involved, we’d love to have you. We are also looking to expand the board a little, so even if the listed vacancies don’t feel like a good fit, please let us know - we would love your help. Email president@suzukimusicutah.org if you would like to be more involved.

Thank you for all you do for Suzuki Music Education in Utah. I know the last few weeks in May can be rough, but you’ve got this!! Give your kids & students a High Five for me, and remind them to finish strong!!

Wishing you all the best,

Nicole Macias
SAU President

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