Online Workshop: SEMSA Fiddle Workshop with Zack Kline

Violin Workshop

Viola Workshop

Cello Workshop


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.


Suzuki Triangle-  a fantastic blog by author, Suzuki violin, viola and Suzuki Early Childhood teacher Christine E. Goodner.

Teach Suzuki - a great blog by Suzuki violin teacher Paula Bird

Music for Young Violinists - A very nice blog by Suzuki violin teacher Heather Figi from Eugene, Oregon. She also has some great music resources for young students. Twinkle variations, Perpetual motion variations, etc.

Music in Practice - A blog by Sue Hunt, a Suzuki violin teacher. Not updated very frequently; but lots of resources to be found there.

Bulletproof Musician - a great blog on achieving musical excellence through better practice by Dr. Noa Kageyama.

Teach Suzuki Violin - Wow. This is a very active blog written by a Suzuki violin teacher.

Rethinking Genius - blog by Suzuki violin and viola instructor Danielle Gomez.

The Plucky Violin Teacher - an in-depth prolific blog geared toward fellow Suzuki violin teachers.

Claire Allen, Violin - another prolific teacher/blogger

String shops, luthiers

House of Note - a string instrument shop in St. Louis Park, MN
Claire Givens Violins - a string shop in Minneapolis, MN
John Waddle Violins - string shop in St. Paul, MN
David Folland Violins - one of the most highly regarded luthiers in the country. Located in Northfield, MN
John F. Reed Violins - builder and restorer of fine instruments in Red Wing, MN. John is a SEMSA member.


The Ambassador - a newsletter publication of the Aber Suzuki Center at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
Suzuki Fanfare - a publication of the Sato Center for Suzuki Studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
SEMSA News - our publication

Summer institutes/workshops

American Suzuki Institute - held each summer in Stevens Point, WI is the oldest summer institute outside of Japan. Attended by many SEMSA families.
Chicago Suzuki Institute
Hartt Suzuki Institute - in Hartford, CT
Colorado Suzuki Institute - held each year in Boulder Creek, CO
SAA's directory of summer Suzuki institutes - the definitive listing of institutes