Upcoming Events

December 1-3, 2017
SMAI Strings and Piano Camp
at Surabaya International School

December 2017

SMAI Christmas Carolling
(Jakarta Area)

Friday Dec. 1 13.00.- 14.30 Kemang Village Mal
Friday Dec. 8 18.00 – 19.30 Supermal Lippo Karawaci
Saturday Dec. 9 13:30- 15:00 Lippo Mal Pluit
Saturday Dec. 9 18.00 – 19.30 Lippo Mal Puri

January 6, 2018
Where Love Is Deep Seminar

January 6-11, 2018
Violin Teacher Training Book 1
at Tangerang, Banten

Jan 31 – Feb 6, 2018
Taipei Suzuki Winter School

February 2018
Teacher Gatherings and Performances

April 8, 2018
Where Love Is Deep (WLID) Seminar

April 9-14, 2018
Piano Teacher Training Book 1
Registration Form

April 5-7, 2018
SMAI Weekend Camp- SPH Kemang Village

May 6, 2018
Piano Recitals (Jakarta Area)

May 20, 2018
SMAI Grand Concert (Jakarta Area)

July 1-5, 2018
The 7th Asia Region Suzuki Conference
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Suzuki Philosophy


Lessons Learned from Fathers: Shinichi Suzuki

In 1969 Shinichi Suzuki published his memoirs and reflections on life and learning in his book ‘Nurtured by Love’.

Every time I read NBL I find new insights and inspiration, often it is not about practicing or learning the violin but about how to lead life with good character humor and sensitivity. Recently I read with fascination Suzuki’s stories about lessons he learned from his father, Masakichi Suzuki.

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December Piano and String Camp Surabaya

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Surabaya Intercultural School, December 1-3, 20017

For the very first time, Ms. Elizabeth Suryani Ongko, Miss Angelia, and Ms. Hartanti, and some other Suzuki teacher in Surabaya in collaborated with the Surabaya Intercultural School and conducted a Piano and String Camp.

The committee was very pleased to have Ms. Therese Wirakesuma, Mr. Suprapto, Miss Yanisa Srirojanun (from Thailand) as the guest teachers for Violin, Mr. Stephen Cahyadi for Piano and Miss Heidi Imanda for Cello. There were about 50 students was joined the camp, mostly were Violin students, 9 Piano students, and 2 Cello students.

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SMAI October Weekend Festival

27-30 October 2017, SPH Lippo Village

An educational and inspiring weekend of activities spent with beloved family!

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SMAI held a four days festival at the end of October. There were more than fifty children and teachers who joined. The event was held from 27 – 30 October 2017 in SPH Lippo Village and consisted of master classes, group classes, repertoire classes, chamber workshop, teacher workshop, string quartet recital, and grand concert.

We were glad to have inspiring guest faculties come for this event. Mr. Christophe Bossuat from France who was studied with Shinichi Suzuki himself and also one of the founders of European Suzuki Association, Ms. Antonella Aloigi from Italy who holds a position as Suzuki violin specialist at Stamford American International School in Singapore, and award winning Singaporean violinist Mr. Foo Say Ming who also head of strings department in Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), and NAFA String Quartet.

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Beautiful Words

“I just want to make good citizens. If a child hears good music from the day of his birth and learns to play it by himself, he develops sensitivity, discipline and endurance. He gets a beautiful heart.”

Shinichi Suzuki 1898 – 1998


Dr. Lan Ku Chen is a Chairperson of Taiwan Talent Education Association and a certified violin teacher trainer of Asia Region Suzuki Association (ARSA). He actively teaching in Indonesia for Suzuki Violin Teacher Training. Dr Chen have published many books like ‘A Violin Pedagogy’. This is an interview of his experiences for years in teaching.

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