Man is a child of his environment.
Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill.
Talent is not inborn.
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 Suzuki piano teacher credentials and have undergone training from highly respected and expert Suzuki teacher trainers. Members maintain a high standard of professionalism that values respect and integrity towards colleagues, students, and families.
SMAC-BAPB encourages excellence in piano education within a supportive community of teachers, students, and parents. The Graduation Program creates a special environment where teachers nurture high-quality performances without competition. Students become inspired and motivated to pursue goals which will make them advance in their studies and complete the Suzuki program.
Beautiful tone, beautiful heart.
Continuous teacher education is also a goal of SMAC-BAPB by providing teacher workshops and lectures with a variety of topics including pedagogical techniques, Suzuki family values, various repertory, healthy technique, and business aspects of managing a studio. In addition, members also attend or participate in professional concerts to maintain musicianship skills and ably provide the best piano education experience.
Creating a desire in the child is the parent's duty.
To find out how to join us, see this page on theSuzuki Music Association of California website. When you join the state organization, you can be in multiple branches. To find out how to become a Suzuki teacher, visit theSuzuki Association of the Americas website.