Four issues of the New Zealand Suzuki Journal are produced each year and sent directly to all registered members of the New Zealand Suzuki Institute. The format generally alternates between an electronic and a printed journal.

Spring 2019

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The Spring issue will be available here once the Autumn issue has been sent out.

  • With Love In Her Heart - remembering the wonderful Sheila Warby and introducing a new series of articles from Sheila's writings.
  • The Skill in Performance - the first of a series of articles from the late Sheila Warby.
  • I Don't Want to Practice - Zohara Rotem on how to tackle this response from your child.
  • Sixteen Strings - Emma Raven on winning the NZ Community Trust Chamber Music Contest 2019.
  • My SECE Journey Around the World - Dale Goh on where SECE has taken him and what he has learned.

Winter 2019

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The Winter issue will be available once the Summer issue has been printed.

  • Creating durable memorisation at depth.
  • The importance of reading aloud.
  • Practice makes permanent.
  • Performance advice from José Aparicio.
  • Noticing the little things in Suzuki Early Childhood Education.
  • A quiet mind: the key to musical performance.

Autumn 2019

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The Autumn issue of the Suzuki Journal can be viewed online here.

In this issue, Robyn Denize has written a memorial to Vicki Reid, a key member of the Bay of Plenty branch, who died recently. We have several contributions from NZ Suzuki students in this issue. Bonnie Allen writes of her Suzuki journey that takes her next to Massey University. Christopher Todd encourages you to give busking ago. Samara Nation looks at Dr Suzuki's contribution. Isabelle Faulkner and Skyler Morison report from Summer Camp. Our Suzuki Early Childhood Education series continues with research by Bronya Dean on how and why children sing to themselves. And we have a good look at the critical role of parents in the Suzuki triangle. Marisha Duijzers reflects on the importance of parental support and positive experiences of learning, while Beatriz Ilari gives an honest look into parenting music students. And we have two articles on improving performance. John Wunsch gives practical advice on building memory to prepare for performance. Michael Griffin looks at the importance of mindset and practice.

Summer 2018

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Spring 2018

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The Spring 2018 electronic edition of the Suzuki Journal can be viewed online here.  This edition includes:
    Ingrid Lindsay tells us the reasons behind her nomination of this iconic teacher, fiddler and composer for the New Zealand Order of Merit.
  • SUZUKI SECE: FEEL THE RHYTHMEmma Goodbehere curates a new Suzuki Early Childhood Education series, starting with an article by Vicki Stephens on the importance of rhythm and rhyme in your child's learning toolbox.
    In this edition, we are very pleased to welcome Orla Dunlop as the first author of our new Suzuki Student column. Orla gives away the secret of her earliest musical motivation and describes the path her musical experience has taken. 
    Our new Suzuki Music Library introduces students to the history of The Minuet, with an article by Jennifer Salamone on the dance and music.
    Dr Sarah Allen's research was among the first to show that sleep enhances the learning process for musicians practicing a new melody. It also showed how the order in which you practice multiple melodies can affect the consolidation of new skills. In this article, she summarises her research findings.
  • BRANCH REPORTS: A round up branch reports from around New Zealand.

Winter 2018


The Winter 2018 electronic edition of the Suzuki Journal can be viewed online here.

This edition includes an interview with Amalia Hall, the outstanding New Zealand violinist and Concermaster of Orchestra Wellington, and an article by Kathy Kubin on the transformative experiences inherent in practicing hard passages.



Issue Article Deadline Deadline for Advertising &
Branch Reports
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Spring 2018 (Electronic) 15 August 22 August 29 August 15 September
Summer 2018 (Printed) 15 November 22 November 29 November 15 December
Autumn 2019 (Electronic) 15 February 22 February 28 February 15 March
Winter 2019 (Printed) 15 May 22 May 29 May 15 June