​​​​​​Attention, Teachers and Parents!
Spring Graduation 2022 Recital​;

The Spring  Graduation Recital 2022 was a success! First time in-person since the pandemic, the students' excellent performances, and the unique expertise that fellow teachers were so inspiring,.  Everyone will be eagerly looking forward to the next one, so stay tuned! . We thank the organizers behind the scenes who made sure Graduation standards are met and that details are covered. These efforts made the Graduation process possible and successful through ways which have not been done before in SMAC-BAPB's history.


We are grateful to Caroline Fraser who gave a wonderful workshop on May 23,  2022.
She reminded us of how important it is to make high quality music accessible to the everyone, including the economically disadvantaged.

Please refer to the dates on the right hand side for more information on the upcoming events.   
































The Graduation Process
​Take note that video recording and submission for the Graduation process will be done in 2 phases:

Phase 1: Recording the required pieces for Graduation Evaluation consisting of Graduation piece and second piece. For students who will audition a piece outside of Suzuki repertoire starting at Level 4, there will be 3 required pieces. Check the required pieces in this page:
Graduation Levels.

Recordings for Evaluation will be submitted either as a YouTube link or a link to a Google Drive file with the uploaded videos. IMPORTANT: Test the links before submission.
 
Phase 2: Recording the Recital piece (1 piece) chosen by evaluators. Upload the recording onto Google Drive and submit the link. IMPORTANT: Test the link before submission.​​
















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Calendar: Dates to Remember

Welcome! 

Suzuki Music Association of California, Bay Area Piano Branch, also known as SMAC-BAPB, is an organization of Suzuki piano teachers in the San Francisco Bay Area. Its mission is to  uphold and promote the Suzuki philosophy of music education. Members of SMAC-BAPB have piano teaching credentials and have undergone training from highly respected and expert Suzuki teacher trainers.
Read more about our branch...

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 Representative: Barbie Wong
Bookkeeper: Yuko Hirama

Leadership Team
Fall Graduation: Kent Tchii

Fall Graduation Committee: Barbie Wong, Phyllis Pan, Megan Mui
Spring Graduation: Barbie Wong
​Spring Graduation Committee: Phyllis Pan, Brigitte Doss-Johnson
Membership: Andrea Simms
Workshops: Becky Boblak
Website: Phyllis Pan 

1st General Meeting: 

Friday, September 9, 2022

Time: 11-12

Zoom (Link will be sent out via email) 


Listening Session: 


1. Saturday October 8, 2022 3 pm

(hosted by Phyllis Pan via Zoom-- link will be sent out via email)  


Next Graduation Recital:


November 13, 2022, between 1 pm and 5 pm
Location: Berkeley Piano Club. 
Co-Chairs: Naomi Sanchez and Andrea Simms 


  • Listening Sessions: to be scheduled...
  • Registration Deadline: October 3, 2022
  • Fee: $45