Resources

Recommended Instrument Sources
(Renting, Buying, and Repair)

Ifshin Violins
6420 Fairmont Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
510.843.5466

SchwÄn Violins
205D Main Street
Pleasanton, CA
408.298.8168

Ingram & Brauns Musik Shoppe
3160 Santa Rita Road, Suite B4
Pleasanton, CA
925.462.3667

Kamimoto String Instruments
609 North 4th Street
San Jose, CA
408.298.8168

Stevens Violin Shop
1111 Willow St. #2
San Jose, CA
408.275.0717, by appointment

A&G Music
564 14th Street
Oakland, CA
510.832.2452

Roland Feller
551 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA
415.567.3708, by appointment

Suzuki Merchandise from Local Stores

SchwÄn Violins
205D Main Street
Pleasanton, CA
408.298.8168

Ingram & Brauns Musik Shoppe
3160 Santa Rita Road, Suite B4
Pleasanton, CA
925.462.3667

Online Sources
(instruments, music, strings, books, supplies)

Amazon.com

Shar Music
Ann Arbor, MI

J.W. Pepper (sheet music)
Dublin, CA

Young Musicians
Fort Worth, TX

Southwest Strings
Tucson, AZ

Sheet Music Plus
Berkeley, CA

Information Links

Suzuki Association of the Americas

Suzuki Institutes/Workshops in California

Parent Education Link

Suzuki Music Association of California

Suzuki Association of Northern California

Regional and National Suzuki Organizations

Sycamore Strings Academy is associated with the following two organizations: SANC (Suzuki Association of Northern California) and SAA (Suzuki Association of the Americas). They offer many types of support and opportunities for Suzuki studies. Teacher and family memberships are available to both.

SAA (Suzuki Association of the Americas) is a large support organization for the promotion of the Suzuki Method, which oversees accredited Institutes throughout the Americas. SAA publishes a quarterly journal, American Suzuki Journal, full of great articles and inspirations. It is well worth the $42.00 SAA membership price, which includes a subscription and which also gives you access to an AV library, educational/resource materials, mentoring/volunteering resources, teacher location service, networking and international connections.

SANC (Suzuki Association of Northern California) offers playing and educational opportunities throughout the year. These include: Annual Graduation, which requires taping in November and a group performance in January, East Bay Suzuki Play-in in March, the Stanford Institute in August, and a Suzuki weekend at Camp Campbell in September. They publish a quarterly newsletter, The SANC Gazette, which reports on Suzuki programs and events in Northern California, including the greater Bay Area. We strongly encourage all our student families to become members.