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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Annual Eleciton

SMAC-SANC members should have received a correct ballot for this election.  Please return ballots within one month.  We look forward to welcoming new board members!  Questions?  Email us.

Registration is now Open for our Fall Events!

We have three upcoming events, registration is open for all three.  Visit the events page or see information below!

Family Camp Registration is now Open!  

Join us at our annual Suzuki Family Camp in the Redwoods October 7-9, 2016.  Click below to view details and register.

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Upcoming Events

The Advanced Suzuki Institute, sponsored by SMAC-SANC will be offering full day violin and cello teacher workshops on August 7th from 9am - 4pm.  The early bird discount has been extended. Register today to receive the discount!  

  Michiko Yurko, creator of Music Mind Games will be giving a 3 days Unit 1A workshop in Los Altos this Labor Day weekend September 3rd, 4th and 5th.  Sponsored by SMAC-SANC and discounted for SMAC-SANC members.  Click here to register!  

SMAC-SANC is proud to sponsor our annual Suzuki Family Camp this October 7-9th!  Register today for a fun-filled weekend of Fiddling, Dancing, Suzuki classes, Jazz, recreational activities and more!

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