​​​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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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.

Dates to Remember

November 3, 2019      Sun., 1:30 & 3:30 

2019 Fall Piano Graduation Concerts, Studio Theater, HNU.
Information for Parents
November 3, 2019      Sun., 5:30 pm
Membership Dinner at Italian Colors.
RSVP by Oct. 31, 9:00 pm by sending message. 
Contact Us
November 11, 2019         Mon., 10 am

Poulenc's Music Lecture/Recital by Scott Pratt* (*MTAC Event welcomes SMAC-BAPB members, free admission), Steinway Piano Gallery, Walnut Creek.  
February 26, 2020         Wed.      

​Deadline for preliminary count for Spring Piano Graduation Concerts.

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

March 20, 2020              Fri., 9:30 am
Kent's Session at HNU.    

March 22, 2020              Sun.

Last Weekend Viewing Evaluation Session.
March 27, 2020              Fri.

Last Viewing Evaluation Session.
April 20, 2020                 Mon., 10:00 am
Mozart: Exhilarating Joy and Transcendental Beauty, Lecture/Recital by Sandra Wright Shen* (*MTAC Event, free admission for SMAC-BAPB members), Steinway Piano Gallery, Walnut Creek.

April 25, 2020                 Sat., 1pm-5pm

2020 Spring Piano Graduation Concerts, CSMA.

May 3, 2020                     Sun., 3:00 pm

​Justin Levitt Music Festival and Master Class, Steinway Piano Gallery, Walnut Creek.


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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