July 9 - 31
Suzuki Teacher Training Institute
Holy Names University 

August 19, 2018                      11:00-5:00

SMAC Board Meeting

September 8, 2018          Sat.,  3:00 pm
Annual Membership Meeting
Palo Alto
November 4, 2018        Afternoon, TBA
Fall Graduation Concert
Holy Names University
April 28, 2019                 Afternoon, TBA
Spring Graduation Concert
Tateuchi Hall, CSMA, Mountain View

Be a Suzuki Piano Teacher!

The Suzuki Piano Teacher Training Institute at Holy Names University is a summer program for music educators to obtain credentials in Suzuki Piano Teaching.


SMAC-BAPB, a branch of Suzuki Music Association of California, is an organization of piano teachers whose aim is to uphold and promote the Suzuki philosophy of music education. Members of SMAC-BAPB are credentialed piano teachers who undertook training from highly respected and expert Suzuki teacher trainers.
Read more about our branch...


    Suzuki Music Association

    of California,

    Bay Area Piano Branch

​​​Information for Teachers and Parents on the Graduation Program​​​
The process of proceeding to the next level is determined by submitting recordings of the graduation pieces to be viewed by a panel of teachers. In order to ensure student's success, participant's recorded performance must be fluent and without stops.  ​ Read more on the Graduation Program and how this motivates students to advance through the Suzuki Piano course.

When can students perform pieces outside of Suzuki Book Repertoire?
​Starting at Level 4, students may perform a piece which is not in the Suzuki book repertoire. In addition to the required Graduation piece and the second Suzuki piece, participants may include an extra non-Suzuki piece (third piece requirement) to the audition repertoire starting at Level 4. The piece to be performed in the Concert will be chosen by the Listening Committee. 
The required pieces for each level are in the
 Graduation Levels page.

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Dates to Remember

Suzuki Music Associat​ion of California, Bay Area Piano Branch