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    • Picnic In The Park – September 28, 2014

      Sunday, August 17, 2014 by admin
      September 28, 2014
      2:00 pmto5:00 pm

      Teachers and families, we hope you can join us for our 4th annual Picnic In the Park at De Anza Cove, Mission Bay Park. We have sent Evites out, but if you did not receive one, please contact membership@smacsdb.org and we will send the Evite to you. This event has been a lot of fun in the past, and all participants have enjoyed it. We hope to see you there!

    • Teacher Social – September 14, 2014

      Sunday, August 17, 2014 by admin
      September 14, 2014
      5:00 pmto8:00 pm

      Teachers, please join us for the annual SMAC-SDB Teacher Social. You should all have received an Evite for the event, but if you have not, please contact membership@smacsdb.org to make sure we have your current e-mail address, and we will send the Evite to you. Thanks once again to Carol Rohan for opening her home up to us for this event!

    • Motivation to Join the Suzuki Music Association of California – San Diego Branch

      Sunday, October 6, 2013 by admin

      The California Suzuki organization has been around for 38 years.  In 1977, two Los Angeles teachers, Elizabeth and Harlow Mills, envisioned an organization to coordinate statewide activities and came up with the name “Suzuki Music Association of California.”  The ease of communicating and organizing when everyone was within driving distance prompted our first San Diego group to apply for branch status.

       

      According to Ms. Donna Lim, 1996 president of SMAC:  As more teachers were attracted to the Suzuki Method, the levels of training grew wider.  There was and continues to be, a concerted effort statewide to provide teacher training workshops for on-going training, with learning among our members as a matter of individual motivation. To date, there are eight branches representing more than 330 teachers in California.

      SMAC-San Diego Branch wants to continue with the purpose of these early pioneers, and:

      - Further the Suzuki concept of education in music and other subjects.
      - Promote high standards of teaching, through lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
      - Endorse institutes and workshops for student and teacher training.
      - Promote student activities, such as camps, festival concerts, graduation recitals, play-ins, etc.
      - Raise money for scholarships through the annual Play-a-thon.
      - Bring outstanding teachers to this area for teacher training and demonstrations.
      - Make information available to the public, via the internet, about the Suzuki concept of education.
      - Publish a newsletter for the exchange of ideas.

      Please help keep our organization strong and ongoing by renewing your membership in a timely fashion, or joining as a new member.

      Musically Yours,

      Eliana Newall
      President, SMAC-SDB