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.

A Branch of SMAC

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

President: Katheryn Hewatt
Secretary: Joanna Tsay
Treasurer: Grady Sloan
Membership: Lori Hennessey
Webmaster: Marguerite Jayasimha
Member: Brianna Di Mara
SMAC Representative: Nora Grafton
Suzuki Family Camp Chair: Diane Egli
Advanced Suzuki Institute Director: Danielle Charboneau
Assistant Director: Marguerite Jayasimha

Board of Directors


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.

Upcoming Events

Graduation Concert Saturday, January 30th, 2016.  Please click here for more details including location and directions.  Thank you for submitting your recordings.   

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    The Advanced Suzuki Institute at Stanford registration opens February, 2016 for students and teachers.  

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    Family camp 2016 will be October 7-9.  We look forward to seeing you then.

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