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“Where love is deep, much can be accomplished.”

 — Shinichi Suzuki

About GPSA

We offer our members:
Mission Statement
Support Us
GPSA Board of Directors
We offer our members:
  • Educational workshops for teachers, students, and parents
  • Play-ins
  • Graduation certification and recitals
  • A summer student workshop
  • Area-wide concerts
  • Scholarships for teacher development
  • Student Summer Institute scholarships
  • Social and networking events

Teachers need to be current members of the Suzuki Association of the Americas to join GPSA.

Our Greater Philadelphia region includes Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs, west as far as Lancaster, PA and Wilmington DE, north to Bethlehem, east to Princeton NJ, and south to New Jersey cities bordering Philadelphia. Some members travel even further for our events!

In October 2005, GPSA became the 7th official affiliate chapter of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, which greatly broadened its connections throughout the Western Hemisphere.

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Mission Statement

The purpose of the Greater Philadelphia Suzuki Association is to

  1. Promote the Talent Education method of music education based upon the teaching principles of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki- to develop people with a good heart, through a positive environment for learning.
  2. Act as a resource for parent, teachers, institutions and other individuals seeking information or guidance.
  3. Provide Suzuki students with opportunities for growth through recitals and workshops.
  4. Promote and uphold the principles and ethics of the Suzuki Association of the Americas.
Support Us

As a GPSA patron, you make a statement that you recognize the impact the arts have in the life of a child. Please help us as we work to continue Dr. Suzuki’s dream of creating beautiful people with beautiful hearts through music! Thank you for supporting the teachers, families, and students of the Greater Philadelphia Suzuki Association and making a difference in our community.

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GPSA Board of Directors

President – Jean Kountz

Secretary – Carol Kiefer

Treasurer – Hannah Klinetob

Member-at-Large – Yumi Kendall

Member-at-Large – Louise McClure

Past-President – Jennifer Stomberg

"Music exists for the purpose of growing an admirable heart."

— Shinichi Suzuki

"When love is deep, much can be accomplished."

— Shinichi Suzuki

"Children learn to smile from their parents."

— Shinichi Suzuki

"What is man's ultimate direction in life? It is to look for love, truth, virtue, and beauty."

— Shinichi Suzuki

"Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill."

— Shinichi Suzuki

"Tone has a living soul."

— Shinichi Suzuki

"Art is not in some far-off place. A work of art is the expression of a person's whole personality, sensibility and ability."

— Shinichi Suzuki

"It is necessary to be concerned about the importance of educating a really beautiful human spirit."

— Shinichi Suzuki

"The quality of our environment powerfully acts to shape the quality of our abilities."

— Shinichi Suzuki

"Man is a child of his environment."

— Shinichi Suzuki

"The fate of children lies in the hands of their parents."

— Shinichi Suzuki

"Every child develops. Everything depends on how they are fostered."

— Shinichi Suzuki

"Perhaps it is music that will save the world."

— Shinichi Suzuki