August 19, 2018                      11:00-5:00

SMAC Board Meeting

September 8, 2018            Sat.,  3:00 pm
Annual Membership Meeting
Palo Alto
September 30, 2018
Last day for weekend viewing session
October 5, 2018                     Fri., 9:30am
Viewing session, HNU

November 4, 2018                       3:30 pm
Fall Graduation Concert
Holy Names University

November 4, 2018                      5:00 pm
Dinner at Italian Colors

February 28, 2019

Final Spring Graduation count. Submit number of participating students and Levels to Kent (

Process for Participation

March 20, 2019

Deadline for Graduation payments   
March 22, 2019       Fri.   9:30-12:30      

​Viewing Evaluation Session:

HNU, McElroy Hall (FULL, no longer accepting applicants) 

March 23, 2019        Sat.   3:30 - 5:30
Viewing Evaluation Session: Palo Alto               Email Yumiko (    

April 28, 2019               1:45 and 3:45 pm
Spring Graduation Concert
Tateuchi Hall, CSMA, Mountain View
Information for Parents
June 23, 2019                    Sun., 2:00
Year-end potluck 

SMAC Representative: Barbie Wong
Bookkeeper: Yuko Hirama

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

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.

​​​Attention, Teachers and Parents! More information 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.  ​
Parents will find all the information they need here: 
Information for Parents
Teachers who have graduating students will find all the information they need here:
Process for Participation

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 Viewing 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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Dates to Remember


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.
Read more about our branch...