Welcome! 

Suzuki Music Association of California, Bay Area Piano Branch, also known as SMAC-BAPB, 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.
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​​​Information for 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.  ​
Find all the information you need here: 
Information for Parents


When can students perform pieces outside of Suzuki Book Repertoire?
​Starting at Level 4, students may record an optional third piece which is not in the Suzuki repertoire. This means the student will submit a total of three (3) recordings: the Suzuki Graduation piece, the second Suzuki performance piece and the non-Suzuki piece which is not in the Suzuki books. The Evaluation Committee will select the appropriate  piece for student to perform at the Graduation Concert.
The required pieces for each level are in the
 Graduation Levels page.


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SMAC Representative: Barbie Wong
Bookkeeper: Yuko Hirama

Leadership Team
Fall Graduation: Kent Tchii
Spring Graduation: Yumiko Zulch
Membership: Koko Yee
Workshops: Katharine Austin
Website: Josephine Sanchez
​PayPal: Megan Mui





Dates to Remember

July 9 - 31
Suzuki Teacher Training Institute
Holy Names University 
www.summersuzukihnu.com

August 19, 2018                      11:00-5:00

SMAC Board Meeting
​Oakland

September 8, 2018            Sat.,  3:00 pm
Annual Membership Meeting
Palo Alto
September 28, 2018
Payment deadline for Sept. 30 viewing session
Link: 
Graduation Application
September 30, 2018
Last day for weekend viewing session
October 3, 2018
​Payment deadline for Oct. 5 viewing session
Link: 
Graduation Application
October 5, 2018                     Fri., 9:30am
Viewing session, HNU

November 4, 2018                       3:30 pm
Fall Graduation Concert
Holy Names University
Information for Parents
November 4, 2018                      5:00 pm
Dinner at Italian Colors
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.