​​​ Monthly Teacher Discussion Meetings 

Come join us for great discussions & networking! We meet regularly on the first Wednesday of each month, from September through June. Our meetings alternate between the following east and west side locations:

EAST SIDE: Market of Choice, 1090 SE Belmont Avenue 

WEST SIDE: Market of Choice, 250 NW Lost Springs Terrace

Topics for Discussion Groups 2019/2020

(please bring your best ideas and handouts to share):

October 2nd (west):    Business Practices 
November 6 (east):     Pedagogy debrief following the Mimi Zwieg  

                                         and Simon Fischer workshops
December 4 (west):     Open session check-in (no specific topic)
January 8 (east):           Group class activities
February 5 (west):        Transitioning Students to independent  

                                          practicing and lessons
March 4 (east):             Parent education
April 1 (west):               Self-assessment (collaborative practicum)
May 6 (east):                 Motivation strategies
June 3 (west):                Open session check-in (no specific topic)

Third OR-ASTA Conference​ 


​October 5-6, 2019, 9:00-4:00

Location: Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR

Mr. Fischer is a violinist, string pedagogue, and author of several books on string pedagogy as well as a very unique DVD on tone production along with very efficient warm-up handbooks (available for violin and viola). He is an Australian who studied at virtually every major school, on several continents, and with a number of the most regarded string teachers of our time, including studies at  Juilliard with Dorothy DeLay.  His approach is inclusive, encompassing, non-dogmatic, efficient, and applicable in private and group teaching settings, as well as transferable to all instruments. Mr. Fischer is considered to be virtually the leading pedagogue of our time. Registration and payment information:


Suzuki Association of Washington State (SAWS) Fall Festival

Saturday, October 5th, 2019, 8:30-4:30

Central WA University, Ellensburg, WA

Teacher workshops include a 10-hour SAA Enrichment Course on "Creative Ability Development," (CAD) taught by Alice Kanack; this course helps to develop musicality and improvisation and is accessible to all instrumentalists.

Suzuki Violin Workshop at Willamette Violin Academy

First Church of Christ, Science--1390 Pearl Street, Eugene, OR

Friday October 11 2019 from 9AM-6PM and 

Saturday October 12 2019 from 9AM-5PM

Masterclasses, repertoire classes, Parent talk, and more! with Teacher DIANA VOLODKA STAGGS, and Suzuki Triangle Time for parents and teens 


More info at: http://www.willametteviolin.com/workshops​

MIMI ZWEIG Teaching Workshop

November 2, 2019, 8:30-5:30

(Sponsored by Tualatin Valley District of OMTA)

Location: The Grand Hotel Bridgeport

​                 72265 SW Hazelfern Road, Tigard, OR 97224      

Mimi Zweig, Professor of Violin at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, is perhaps the nation’s most well known pedagogue. Her YouTube presence, the String Academy, Summer Institute, and lifelong experience make her one of the best in “teaching how to teach”. Her methodology incorporates Suzuki, parental involvement, group instruction, and her own unique approach.

TO REGISTER: Send your CHECK for $80 prior to September 20th (after Sept. 20th registration will go to $100) along with the name of the workshop participant printed clearly to: 


Sherry Poole Todd

2919 SW Luradel Lane, Portland, OR 97219

503.245.6318 landline
503.739.0673 cell

This workshop has space for a maximum of 75 participants.



OSA Teacher Dinner Gathering

at Salvador Molly's

 Saturday, January 25th at 6:30pm--RSVP please! 

Suzuki Early Childhood Education Stage 1 (Prenatal and Early Years)Teacher TrainingMarch 21-25

Every Child Can

March 20

Eugene Suzuki Music Academy

Teacher Trainer: Danette Warren Schuh

Sign up here: https://forms.gle/5eAKufgrVpe1ihGJ6






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