Suzuki Teaching


MASTA works closely with the Suzuki teachers and programs in Michigan. MASTA hosts two major events each year specifically designed for Suzuki students:


Suzuki Teacher Training opportunities:

Blue Lake Suzuki Camp Teacher Training Opportunities

PhoenixPhest – August

Violin Book 1-4 will also be taught and
Cello Books 1-2

Here are some helpful links:

The Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) website with Teacher Training information:

Michigan Suzuki Teacher Meetings

A gathering of Suzuki teachers from around the State, organized by Mark Mutter. Teachers talk about different topics, share what is going on in their area and what opportunities might be coming up others can share with their students.

Meeting #1 – October 1st,  11am-1pm
Location: Suzuki Royal Oak — 30701 Barrington St. Suite 125 Madison Heights 48071

Meeting #2 – December 1st,  11am-1pm
Location: Ann Arbor Interfaith Center — 704 Airport Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Meeting #3 – February 2nd,  11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: MSU Community Music School – 4930 S. Hagadorn St. E. Lansing 48823

Meeting #4 – April 13th,  11am-1pm
Location: Suzuki Royal Oak — 30701 Barrington St. Suite 125 Madison Heights 48071


SAA Biennial Conference – May 24-27, 2018 Minneapolis, Minnesota

Theme: “A Collaborating Community”

The 2018 conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota will be an opportunity to gather and share ideas with a focus on the ways in which teachers, parents, and students can work together in support of each other. The theme “A Collaborating Community” invites us to explore the many different forms collaboration can take, both within and outside the SAA community. Among teaching colleagues, collaborative projects can encourage a culture of peer-to-peer mentorship, in formal and informal settings. Parent involvement can spark enthusiasm along the path of a child’s growth. Musical collaboration in a student’s development is a crucial component in building life skills, along with its motivational power.

There are opportunities for students to participate in a variety of events, including orchestra, masterclasses and instrument specific ensembles and choirs. You can find audition requirements and deadlines here: