Welcome!  

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!

Graduation Recordings

Teachers are hard at work evaluating graduation submissions in preparation for graduation on February 4th.  Everyone is invited to the concert, details can be found here.



Upcoming Events

SMAC-SANC Graduation Concert

Santa Clara University Recital Hall

corner of Lafayette and Franklin Street in Santa Clara


12:15 Guitar Graduate Check-in
  1:00 Guitar Graduation Concert
  2:30 Violin & Viola Graduate Check-in
  3:30 Violin & Viola Graduation Concert
  5:00 SMAC-SANC Annual Meeting

Directions, Parking and Dress Code




Teachers: SMAC-SANC General Meeting

The annual general meeting will be held at 5:00pm following our graduation concert on February 4, 2017.   There will be an important vote regarding our new by-laws.  Graduation and meeting details can be found on our teacher page.   

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