Our curriculum & affiliations:

Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA)

Suzuki Early Childhood Education

Suzuki Method


The Suzuki Method in Action

Sources for supplies:

Young Musicians, a resource for almost everything, including inexpensive quality classical guitars in multiple sizes

Southwest Strings, another good resource for almost everything, also including guitars

Shar Music

Scott Cao Violins

A Music Connection, including Scott Cao violins at wonderful discounts

A440 Violin Shop

Johnson String Instrument

Gratz Piano

Ruben Flores Guitars

Cervantes Guitars

Poly-Pad Shoulder Rest

J.W. Pepper (Sheet Music)

Sheet Music Plus

Quinlan & Fabish

Music in Motion

Artists' Websites:

Hilary Hahn

Anne-Sophie Mutter

Joshua Bell

Rachel Barton Pine

Other links of interest:

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra

NWI Symphony Orchestra

NWI Symphony Youth Orchestra

Interlochen Arts Camp

American Suzuki Institute (highly recommended)

Chicago Suzuki Institute

YouTube and other clips worth watching (some serious, some silly):

Wieniawski's Scherzo Tarantelle, Jascha Heifetz

Medley & "Riverdance," Igudesman & Joo

Live violin improvisation in Jerusalem

Sibelius's Violin Concerto, 1st part of 1st movement, Hilary Hahn

Sibelius's Violin Concerto, 2nd part of 1st movement, Hilary Hahn

Sibelius's Violin Concerto, 2nd movement, Hilary Hahn

Sibelius's Violin Concerto, 3rd movement, Hilary Hahn

Bruch's Violin Concerto, first part of 3rd mvmnt., Joshua Bell in rehearsal

Bloch's Nigun, Ivry Gitlis

Torino Olympics, Hungarian violinist Edvin Marton live on the ice with a Stradivarius

Edvin Marton & Evgeni Plushenko Tosca official music video

"Jealousy," Stephane Grappelli & Yehudi Menuhin live on BBC

"Shine," Stephane Grappelli

"The Rap," Secret Garden

Beethoven's Violin Concerto, 1st movement, Joshua Bell with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs), Rachel Barton Pine

Brahms-Joachim's Hungarian Dance No. 5, Maxim Vengerov

Brahms-Joachim's Hungarian Dance No. 5, Yehudi Menuhin

Bach's Concerto For Two Violins in D Minor, Slovenia Symphony Orchestra

Dvorak's Humoresque, Itzhak Perlman & Yo-Yo Ma

Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata (1st part), Anne Sophie Mutter

Tchaikovsky's Valse Scherzo, op. 23, Itzhak Perlman

Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela

(It might also be interesting to read this article and this commentary about what fine music can do, in light of the above clip of the Venezualan youth orchestra.)

Miri Ben-Ari, the Hip-Hop Violinist, on Apollo

Miri Ben-Ari, Symphony of Brotherhood

Saint-Saens' Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso, Jascha Heifetz

Sayuri's Theme from Memoirs of a Geisha, Yo-Yo Ma on cell & John Williams on piano

Toccata & Fugue, Vanessa-Mae with Bratislava Radio Symphony Orchestra

"How Does Someone So Young Play So Well?"

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