“Our mission is to provide inspiring, high-quality learning experiences for all three sides of the Suzuki triangle – students, parents, and teachers. We also nurture deeper ties among the Wisconsin Suzuki community.”
How do we accomplish this?
In January during even-numbered years, we meet in Madison for a Winter Retreat. In 2016 we’ll be inspired by Terry Durbin, Mary Craig Powell and Jeremy Dittus, pool parties, and ice cream. In odd-numbered years, our teachers take a turn for recharging, inspiration, and new insights with a Suzuki Principals in Action retreat, led in January 2015 by Beth Titterington.
In July and August each summer we meet at the American Suzuki Institute for a day of networking, observing, and conducting the business of our association.
And now – with the help of Abigail Peterson, our website manager (and SAW secretary), David Smith over the years, and you – we’re going to sparkle up our website and Facebook page to connect with each other and draw in our families with invitations to events, ideas for practicing, and knowing each other better.
So write in a blog! Feature a teacher! Get one of your student families to share what works for them.
Send your contributions to Abigail, firstname.lastname@example.org (also SAW secretary), or president Kari Gunderson, email@example.com Our other officers are Janelle Severson, Vice President, and Carol Waldvogel, treasurer.
Think of the questions you’d like answered.
· How can we recharge our practice routines?
· Is there a Suzuki piano teacher in our area who could answer this question?
· What don’t we know about Carol Waldvogel?
Kari Gunderson teaches in northeast Milwaukee and delights in her new Wisconsin Suzuki community. She loves coming to Institute and conferences and everyone's Suzuki recitals and almost all of the work she does for the Suzuki Association of Wisconsin. She has older Suzuki friends in Columbus, Ohio, and older affiliations with the Columbus Suzuki school, Ohio State University, and her studies at Indiana University and Oberlin College.