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Studio of Analía Capponi-Savolainen

Helsinki, Finland/ La Plata, Argentina

European Suzuki Association (ESA)

Supplementary material for Suzuki Voice: Why is it important?

August 22 and 23

Duration: 5 hours

Language of the seminar: English

The course is meant for Suzuki Voice teachers and Suzuki Voice teachers-in-training.

Seminar description

Children are active agents who participate in their own musical learning process; they assign certain meanings to the songs they listen and learn in different environments. Thus, an approach devoted to teaching voice to children should not ignore children’s individual and cultural differences. Each country possesses a rich cultural heritage rooted in people’s identities, and traditional children’s songs and other significant songs of the own culture are part of that.

In Suzuki Voice these songs are also taken into account. For this reason, Suzuki Voice teachers are expected to include some of these songs and to include them as study materials, in addition to the Suzuki Voice volumes’ core material. These songs are supplementary and do not replace the teaching contents of the core material of Suzuki Voice. On the contrary, they compliment and reinforce the learning contents of each volume and extend the child’s understanding of their own culture and of other cultures through singing.

The focus of this seminar is to generate awareness of supplementary repertoire in Suzuki Voice. It will include discussion about the selection and use of the songs and encourage an open dialogue between participating teachers.


Cruz Culebras from Spain

Pandy Arthur from Scotland

have been accepted into

ESA Suzuki Voice

Long Term Teacher Training

May 15th, 2020

Thank you everyone

for such a wonderful event in January 2020 !

I am so grateful that we were able to have our event before the shut downs and border closures associated with the CoVid 19 situation began. I hope you are all taking care of yourselves and I hope you enjoy this. Many thanks to Julie Tran for recording the event for us.

This is a unlisted Youtube link


Katrina and Penny

Suzuki Voice Melbourne

Dear all,

I wish you all health!

Please, take care of yourselves and your family!

Until we are able to sing together again,

listen songs from our program and

sing with passed 'Songs for Sharing' events.

Remember: Listening, imitating, repeating

The 14th International "Songs for Sharing" Suzuki Voice Conference Gala Recital in Vantaa, Finland 2018


Best wishes,

Dr. Päivi Kukkamäki

Founder of the Suzuki Voice Program

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