We invite you to join our Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area community of teachers and families.  

Our Mission:  We encourage and support excellence in music education by creating a community of students, parents and teachers that upholds the ideas, principles, and philosophy of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki.

A Branch of SMAC

The Suzuki Association of Northern California (SANC) is the oldest branch of the Suzuki Music Association of California (SMAC).

What is the Suzuki Method?

Founded on the core belief that "Every Child Can" learn music, just as they learn their mother tongue, the Suzuki method is a joyful way of learning music and developing character based on the priniciples and ideals of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki.  Read More.

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Successful Fall!

We have had a busy Fall with the Peninsula Play-In and Suzuki Family Camp.  Over 125 students participated in the October play-in.  Family Camp was great fun this year in the Redwoods with beautiful weather and lots of fiddling.  We hope to see you again next year!

Upcoming Events

Graduation Recording deadline extended to  November 20th 

Teachers: Graduation application now open!

It's graduation season, again!  The deadline has been extended to November 20th,  2016.  All information and forms are online on our graduation page.  Families can find information on the family graduation page.  Teachers can find information on our teacher page.   You must be a current SMAC-SANC teacher member to access the teacher page, which includes submission details and a link to the registration form.

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