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Dulci Ellenberger (North Carolina, USA)
has been accepted into
ESA Suzuki Voice Long Term Teacher Training in May 2018!

Edyta Karska, the first singer from Poland

has been accepted into

ESA Suzuki Voice Long Term Teacher Training in May 2018!

Congratulations !

European Suzuki Voice
Teachers' exams were held
24th -25th of March 2018
in Vantaa, Finland

Outi Pekkarinen, Level 3

Ulrika Ekström, Level 1

Tiia Pelkonen, Level 2
Leea Lahtela, Level 2




29th Sep 2017

ERIKO SHIMADA, Japan-England

Eriko Shimada, Soprano and Adrian Hobbs, Piano. 29th Sep 2017 at 6.30 pm Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel. 3 Pilgrim's place, Hampstead, NW3 1NH, London (England). Eriko Shimada's Article is under title "Accredited Suzuki Voice Teachers"

ESA Teacher Trainers' Conference in England

September 30th- October 1st, 2017

In the Middle Eriko Shimada (Japan, England). Her Exam board was ESA Teacher Trainers Dr. Päivi Kukkamäki, Home TT (Finland), Katrina Pezzimenti (Australia) and in the back Mette Heikkinen (Finland). Other persons in the photo are ESA TT Mervi Sipola-Maliniemi (Finland), ESA TT Analia Capponi-Savolainen (Argentina-Finland), ESA Level 5 Teacher Amelia Seyssel (USA) and pianist Adrian Hobbs (England)

ESA Suzuki Voice Committee 2017-2020. ESA Suzuki Voice Teacher Trainers: Analia Capponi-Savolainen, chair (middle), Mervi Sipola-Maliniemi (left) and Katrina Pezzimenti (right)

Soprano Janina Mäyry (Finland) has accepted into Suzuki Voice Teacher-in-Training 2nd Oct 2017 in London. Janina has started Suzuki Voice Program at age 1,5 in 1999 as a student of Dr. Päivi Kukkamäki, the Founder of the Suzuki Voice Program.


Mervi Sipola-Maliniemi and her Suzuki Voice students in Hungary in June 2017.


JULY 7th, 2017


 Exam board members Mervi-Sipola-Maliniemi, Dr. Päivi Kukkamäki and Mette Heikkinen with Kari Weldon

Kari Weldon with pianist Anna Orasmaa

Joyment during examination (Group Teaching) July 7th, 2017

GROWING THROUGH SINGING - Development of Suzuki Voice and Its Material

written by Dr. Päivi Kukkamäki

English Advisor Amelia Seyssel in Finland July 1st-July 10th, 2017.


JULY 11-15, 2017

Suzuki Voice group in Winter Festival in Melbourne, Australia

Australian Suzuki Voice Teachers Penney Adeney, Ainslie Jackel and Kate Freeman with

Suzuki Voice Teacher Trainers Analia Capponi-Savolainen, Finland (middle)

and Katrina Pezzimenti, Australia (middle)

Katrina and Lucinda Pezzimenti

Analia Capponi-Savolainen with Suzuki Voice students from Melbourne





The patron of this event is

Cultural Director Annukka Larkio, City of Vantaa

Organizer of the event: Suzuki-Families association

Conference Venue: Music Institute of Vantaa (Lummetie 4, 01300 Vantaa)



    • Monday July 16th at 6 pm Opening Recital, Suzuki-Families association 30 years and “Songs for Sharing” Finnish Country presentation at Lumme Hall, VantaaTuesday July 17th at 12 am Art Gallery K Reception City of Vantaa, Asematie 7
    • Tuesday July 17that 4 pm, Suzuki Voice Teacher’s Song Recital at Concert Hall ”Lummesali”, Vantaa
    • Tuesday July 17that 6 pm “Songs for Sharing” Country presentations Concert Hall ”Lummesali”, Vantaa
    • Wednesday July 18th at 11 am Suzuki Voice students’ Solo Recital at ”Lummesali”, Vantaa
    • Thursday July 19th at 6 pm International “Songs for Sharing”  Gala Recital and Buffet at Kulttuuritalo Martinus, Vantaa
    • Friday July 20th Song Day by the lake 
    • Saturday July 21st Visit Suomenlinna and Linnanmäki

Greetings from Suzuki Voice 30th Anniversary Gala November 27th, 2016 Finland

Suzuki Voice Program approved by the ISA

Professional Development Teacher Training Curriculum Revision 2017 under Teacher's login

Suzuki Voice Program and Talent Education Institute of Singing, Finland celebrates its 30th Anniversary 2016
Celebration of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki October 17th

Dr. Suzuki's 88th birthday in Matsumoto, Japan 1986

Franz Schubert's Ave Maria performed by Dr. Päivi Kukkamäki and Suzuki violinists
Mezzosoprano Pihla Terttunen has won second price at Oper Berg Festival - Grandi Voci 2016
Pihla is a former Suzuki Voice student of Dr. Päivi Kukkamäki.
GRANDI VOCI - results 2016
VII. International opera singers competition in Salzburg

1. Preis

2. Preis

Leea Lahtela (Finland) and Tiia Salminen (Finland) have completed ESA Suzuki Voice Teacher's Level One Long Term Teacher Training and made Level One examination at Talent Education Institute of Singing, Vantaa, Finland July 30th, 2016.
Examiners were Analia Capponi-Savolainen, Mette Heikkinen and Dr. Päivi Kukkamäki
Marjaana Merikanto, Leea Lahtela, Tiia Salminen. Marjaana Merikanto (pianist) ESA Teacher Trainers Mervi Sipola-Maliniemi and Mette Heikkinen, Level 1 Suzuki Voice Teachers Leea Lahtela and Tiia Salminen, ESA Teacher Trainers Dr. Päivi Kukkamäki and Analia Capponi-Savolainen
Celebrating 70th Suzuki Method Anniversary
Palau de la Música Catalana
Barcelona July 17th, 2016
Tiia Ruikkala, voice and Marjaana Merikanto, piano (Finland) and Sarar Ferre, flute (Spain)
Raül Campos and Jana Corominas, voice; Laia Farrés, cello and Christina Colomer, piano (Spain)
Célia Aumatell and Miles Mueller, voice (Spain) and Marjaana Mrikanto, piano (Finland)
Celebrating 70th Suzuki Method Anniversary
Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona July 17th, 2016
Dr. Päivi Kukkamäki and Professor Koji Toyoda (Dr. Shinichi Suzuki's 1st student)
in Barcelona July 14th, 2016

In Barcelona July 16th, 2016

Dr. Päivi Kukkamäki's lecture July 13th, 2016 "Keep on teaching singing the Happy Suzuki Way" Dr. Suzuki's and Mrs Suzuki's last Wish in a letter. Miles, Tiia, Onerva and Päivi

Celebrating 30 years Suzuki Voice
13th International "Songs for Sharing" Suzuki Voice Conference July 4-9, 2016
In Poughkeepsie New York City, USA

Teachers and Students in Poughkeepsie.
Countries:  Finland, Japan, Mexico, United States
States:  Arizona, Alaska, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York

Mezzosoprano Pihla Terttunen graduate as an opera singer from Sweden Opera Högskolan 4.6.2016! Pihla is a former Suzuki Voice student of Dr. Päivi Kukkamäki

Kungliga Operan:

Soprano Ulrika Ekström, a former Suzuki Voice student of Dr. Päivi Kukkamäki (1998-2012) has been accepted into ESA Suzuki Voice Long Term Teacher Training 2.6.2016!

Ulrika has graduated as musician main subject Classical singing from Palmgren concervatory 2015, she has also a Barcelor degree from Helsinki University: main subject Education Theories and also Music Science. Ulrika has continued her studies at Jyväskylä Ammattikorkeakoulu (JAMK) Jyväskylä University of applied sciences: main subject Vocal pedagogy / classical singing.

Jaume, Sara and Maria Bañeras, Dalmau Gonzalez

Sara Bañeras, a former Suzuki Voice student of Jaume Fargas, has been selected by the Accademia Rossiniana working with "Il viaggio a Reims" in Italy July-August 2016!

Petra Kukkamäki, soprano and Aleksandra Klimova, piano

30th Anniversary year started December 17th, 2015 at Balder Hall, Helsinki, Finland

We have a new Teacher Trainer!

Big Congratulations to Mervi Sipola-Maliniemi (FIN)

who was appointed today 29th February 2016 the 5th ESA Teacher Trainer for Voice!

Kari Weldon (USA) is completing Suzuki Voice Long Term teacher Training ESA Level 1 January 23rd, 2016 at Talent Education Institute of Singing, Finland. Exam Recitals in January 17th, 2016 in Helsinki and in January 23rd, 2016 in Vantaa, Finland.

El 12 Encuentro Internacional de Voz Suzuki ”Canciones para compartir"

30 de Marzo al 5 de Abril de 2015 en la ciudad de Mexico

Encuentro de alumnos y profesores de Voz Suzuki 30.3-4.4.2015

Reunion de profesores en entrenamiento  5.4.2015

Profesor anfitrión:  Aldo Guerrero Moreno

Congratulations to Aldo Guerrero Moreno and

Suzuki Voice Families in México!

The 12th International ”Songs for Sharing” Suzuki Voice Workshop went excellently during March 30th - April 5th, 2015 at México-City

I am very proud of the team work that the Suzuki Voice Teachers were doing during the 12th Songs for Sharing Suzuki Voice Workshop. Thank you for the Suzuki Voice Teacher Trainers Analia Capponi-Savolainen (Argentina-Finland) and Katrina Pezzimenti (Australia) and Suzuki Voice Teacher Amelia Seyssel (USA). This time I was not able to attend, but I am happy to know how everybody worked together. Next year is going to be the Suzuki Voice Program's 30th Anniversary. My warmest regards to everybody! Dr. Päivi Kukkamäki (Finland).

Carolina Lara Tapia (México), Amelia Seyssel (USA), Analia Capponi-Savolainen (Argentina-Finland), Eugenia Ramirez (México), Penney Adeney (Australia), Katrina Pezzimenti (Australia), Tania Hernandez Cansedo (México), Mary Hofer (USA), Aldo Guerrero Moreno (México) and Victor Luna Guarneros (México).

Congratulations to new coming Suzuki Voice Teachers from México!

Tania Hernandez Cansedo (México), Eugenia Ramirez (México), Carolina Lara Tapia (México) with their Suzuki Voice Teacher Trainer Analia Capponi-Savolainen (Argentina-Finland) and Victor Luna Guarneros (México).

The 16th Suzuki World Convention Matsumoto, Japan


Suzuki Voice in Japan

"The World Conventions - My Memories" by Dr Päivi Kukkamäki

My memories by Dr. Päivi Kukkamäki.pdf

Suzuki Voice Students in Matsumoto, Japan 1989 (Volume 1 and 2 students)

Suzuki Voice students in Matsumoto, Japan 1999

Eriko Shimada (England/Japan) has completed

Suzuki Voice Teacher Training ESA Level 4

October 10th, 2014 at 6 pm

Eriko Shimada England / Japan (ESA Level 4)

Elina Risku-Pellinen Finland (ESA Level 2)

Outi pekkarinen (ESA Level 2)

Petra Kukkamäki (24y) performed in Germany this summer! There she also appeared in a radio program made of her teacher professor Irina Gavrilovici. Listen to two arias from the concert!

Donizetti Linda di Chamounix "Ah, tardai troppo... o luce"

Rossini Semiramide "Bel raggio lusinghier"

Amelia Seyssel (USA) has completed

Suzuki Voice Teacher Training

ESA Level 5, PPSA Advanced level, SAA UNIT 10

Jaana Ikkala and Outi Pekkarinen (Finland), Maria Rivera White and Amelia Seyssel (USA), Dr. Päivi Kukkamäki, Mette Heikkinen and Mervi Sipola-Maliniemi (Finland), Analia Capponi-Savolainen (Argentina, Finland)

Suzuki Voice Teacher's Final recital was June 27th, 2014 at 6 pm at Lumme Hall in Finland

Congratulations! Outi Pekkarinen (Finland)

has made Suzuki Voice Teacher's Level 1 examination June 27th, 2014

Pihla Terttunen (Finland)

Winner's recital at Savonlinna opera festival

Saturday July 5th, 2014 at 3 pm at Savonlinna Hall

Happy greetings from Bryssel !
Beautifull performance together during European Suzuki Teacher's Convention April, 2014
Mervi Sipola-Maliniemi, voice and Dr. Päivi Kukkamäki, voice (Finland),  Amelia Saracco, mandolin (Italy), Anne Dorte Laub Busk, quitar (Denmark), Jaap Delver, recorder (Holland) and Mysie Ferguson, recorder (England).

Dr. Päivi Kukkamäki was awarded on December 6th 2013 (Finnish Independence Day) an honorary medal of a Knight of the Order of

The White Rose of Finland!

The president of Finland is the Grand Master. 

Suzuki-Families association will celebrate its 25th anniversary year


December 8th, 2013 at Concert Hall Martinus in Vantaa, Finland


See also News under "Congratulations!



Jana Corominas Segarra (student of Jaume Fargas, Spain) has been accepted in the Singing Department at the Music Conservatory of the Opera House in Barcelona, Spain.

Remembering Dr Suzuki on the Anniversary of his Birthday


Mezzosoprano Pihla Terttunen is in FINAL July 7th at 7 pm, 2013

at Savonlinna Opera Festival Timo Mustakallio Song Competition.

Pihla Terttunen started Suzuki Voice studies 2005 - 2011 with Dr. Päivi Kukkamäki.

She got into Metropolia 2011 and continues solo voice studies with Sirkku Wahlroos-Kaitila.

Maura Donnelly O'Halloran (USA), Outi Pekkarinen and Elina Risku-Pellinen (Finland)

in Suzuki Voice Teacher Training June-July 2013 in Finland.

Maura Donnelly O'Halloran from Connecticut, USA and Outi Pekkarinen from Finland

have been accepted into Suzuki Voice Teacher Training by three examiners.


Suzuki Voice Teacher's exams

during the 16th Suzuki Method World Convention in Matsumoto, Japan 27.3.2013

Congratulations !

Amelia Seyssel (USA) ESA Level 4 exam (140 hours)

Eriko Shimada (England, Japan) ESA Level 3 exam (120 hours)

Masayo Okano (Japan) ESA Level 2 exam (120 hours)

Décimo Encuentro Internacional "Canciones para compartir"

Encuentro de Voz Suzuki

Lunes 2 de Enero – Sábado 7 de Enero de 2012

Melbourne, Australia

Les damos la bienvenida a la ciudad de Melbourn a los profesores, alumnos y familias de Voz Suzuki del mundo. El encuentro se llevará a cabo en ”Beaumaris” (aproximadamente 25 km del centro de la ciudad), un barrio periférico junto a la bahía cerca de la playa.

El Encuentro incluye:

  • Clases de canto y actividades
  • Capacitación de profesores y observación*
  • Clases individuales (opcional)
  • Concierto de apertura
  • Concierto de Gala (la noche del viernes)
  • Presentaciones de los países

* Por favor, fíjese que los profesores deben ser profesores aceptados y en entrenamiento al momento de la fecha de cierre postulada y que deben consultar el sitio web para obtener mas detalles si desean aplicar para ser aceptados.

Asimismo será posible realizar evaulaciones o exámenes de profesores durante el Encuentro pero los mismos deben ser aprobados por las profesoras capacitadoras Katrina Pezzimenti o Dr. Päivi Kukkamäki

Esquema horario del Encuentro (a ser confirmado)

DÍA 1 Día de profesores +Matriculación + Concierto de apertura a las 5 pm

DÍA 2, 3, 4, 5 Clases para alumnos +presentaciones de los países participantes + recitales

DÍA 5 Concierto de Gala- vestimenta de noche - 7.30 pm

DÍA 6 Día de profesores + Actividades de cierre para todos los participantes.

La fecha de cierre de inscripción será el 30 de Octubre de 2011


Esperamos que puedan venir y sumarse a nosotros para compartir la alegría, la amistad y para cantar juntos en Melbourn!

Sinceramente, Katrina Pezzimenti

Katrina Pezzimenti, Profesora capacitadora de Voz Suzuki

Email: accentmusic (a)

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