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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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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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Penninsula Play-In Details Announced

The play-in will be the weekend after Family Camp on Sunday, October 16th, 2016. Details and registration can be found here.


Upcoming Events

Register before September 20th to avoid tuition late fees!


You're Invited!

Suzuki Family Camp October 7-9th!


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!


Camp Faculty Members

Peninsula Play-In Sunday, October 16th for Violinists and Cellists

The annual Peninsula play-in will be the weekend after Family Camp on Sunday, October 16th, 2016 in honor of Dr. Suzuki's birthday. Details and registration can be found here.  See you there!


Graduation deadline approaching!


It's graduation season, again!  Submissions are due November 11, 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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