European Suzuki Association - Teachers Newsletter Vol 38 2018

2 European Suzuki Association Teachers’ Newsletter Volume 38 2018 Editor Sue Wimpeney Next publication date 1 November 2019 Deadline for copy 1 October 2019 Official Publication of The European Suzuki Association Ltd (ESA) a Company Limited by Guarantee No 1476933 Honorary President Dr Haukur F. Hannesson Chairman Martin Rüttimann Administrator and ESA Office Sue Wimpeney 45 Main Street, Upper Benefield, Peterborough PE8 5AN, England Company Secretary & Registered Address Martin Wood, Gross Klein Wood, 75 Park Road, Peterborough PE1 2TN, England The ESA Board of Directors Officers Chairman Martin Rüttimann Deputy Chairman Anke van der Bijl Treasurer Michał Gawroński Honorary Secretary Kristīne Rāviņa Country Directors AUSTRIA Andrea Mugrauer-Beis BELGIUM Wim Meuris CZECH REPUBLIC Jana Hrabaňová DENMARK Anne Dorte Laub Busk ESTONIA Janne Vasser FAROE ISLANDS Jón Festirstein FINLAND Niina Haapenen FRANCE Christophe Bossuat GERMANY Flora Gáll ICELAND Sarah Buckley IRELAND Trudy Byron-Fahy ITALY Marco Messina LATVIA Kristine Rāviņa LITHUANIA Sabina Kalibataite NETHERLANDS Karen Lavie NORWAY Anne Berit Halvorsen POLAND Bartosz Henrych RUSSIA Svetlana Briantceva SOUTH AFRICA Madeleine Wikner SPAIN Lucia Bellido SWEDEN Päivikki Wirkkala-Malmqvist SWITZERLAND Patricia Rüttimann TURKEY Ayça Budak Keskin GREAT BRITAIN Helen Brunner ZIMBABWE Ivy Decker Jones Page Chairman’s Column 3 2018 Board Meeting & AGM Summary 4 2018 Teacher Trainer Appointments 5 2019 European Suzuki Viola Gathering, Spain 8 2019 European Suzuki Recorder Teachers’ Convention, UK 9 2nd International Suzuki Teacher Trainers’ Convention, Spain 10 Foster Intuition by Dr Suzuki 12 2018 European Teachers’ Convention, Iceland 14 2018 European Suzuki Guitar Convention, Italy 16 40th Anniversary of Suzuki Method™ in France 17 Article by Sven Sjogren, Sweden 18 Spotlight on Iceland 21 Crossing Borders—Baltic Suzuki Piano 24 CPD Courses—Suzuki Multi Piano Course, Cambridge, UK 26 European Suzuki Teaching Development Trust 28 Teacher Trainers/Examiners & Instructors 30 Table of Contents Future ESA Events The huge success of the European Suzuki Convention in Davos, Switzerland in 2015 demonstrated the vitality of the Suzuki Community when they come together and the energy that is generated by that. This is what will propel the ESA into the future and grow the Suzuki Method™ throughout the region. Regular events will nurture this growth and renew motivation. The plan is for ESA to have a schedule of regular events - • ESA Teachers’ Convention every 2 years • ESA Teacher Trainers’ Convention every 4 years • European Suzuki Children's Convention every 4 years This will give - • Teacher Trainers their own regular event • Teachers the opportunity to attend something 3 years in every 4 • Children their own regular event The ISA have announced their Teacher Trainers’ Convention is to be held in Europe in 2019, so the schedule for the next five years would look like this - 2019 International Suzuki Teacher Trainers Convention, Madrid Spain 2020 European Suzuki Teachers’ Convention, Rome Italy 2021 11th European Suzuki Children’s Convention TBC 2022 European Suzuki Teacher Trainers ‘Convention TBC However, maintaining this programme does entirely depend on the willing- ness of national Suzuki associations to host these events and provide an Organising Committee to work with ESA Admin. The Committee would be responsible for finding a venue, getting a quote, deciding on a theme, drawing up the programme and selecting the Faculty. ESA Admin would be responsible for all financial matters, publicity and registrations. For the European Suzuki Children’s Conventions, the Organising Committee would be responsible for the whole project, including finding sponsors to help with funding. Please contact the ESA Office if you would like to help your country host an ESA Convention Engage, collaborate and share THE MISSION of the European Suzuki Association (ESA) is to further Dr. Shinichi Suzuki's approach to education. The organisation's area of operation is Europe, the Mid- dle East and Africa, as decided by the International Su- zuki Association of which the ESA is a member. The cornerstone of maintaining quality in Suzuki teach- ing is the provision of quality Suzuki Teacher Training.