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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.
NEW! SMAC and SANC Dues
The Suzuki Association of Northern California (SANC) is the oldest branch of the Suzuki Music Association of California (SMAC). NEW for 2017-18: SANC members no longer need to pay SANC dues. Members now join SMAC and are automatically members of SANC. Click here to join 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.
The Annual Peninsula Cello Play-In and the South Bay Violin Play-In were held October 27, 2018, at San Jose State University. There were 27 young cellists of seven different teachers from Oakland to Gilroy created a beautiful sound playing many pieces through Book 8! The Violin Play-In featured 63 young violinists + two Pre-Twinklers of nine mostly South-Bay teachers. They had a lovely time playing pieces into Book 7. Both events were very fun for all involved and were an inspiration for all the students and teachers participating.
Click here for more photos from the 2018 Play In!