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45th Annual SAGWA String Festival Concert

Workshop: Saturday, May 16, 2015 Bullis School
Bullis School
10601 Falls Road, Potomac, Maryland 20854
Concert: Sunday, May 17, 2015 2:00 PM
The Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, Maryland 20852

Featured Clinicians:  Brian Lewis, Violin and Amy Sue Barston, Cello


Saturday Workshop schedule final 2015.pdf

Student Registration:  Please click here for student registration and fees for the Saturday workshop. *

Purchase Concert Tickets:  here.  All concert attendees must have a ticket for Sunday's concert performance (tickets are $15). Student performers receive a free ticket.

*All Festival participants are required to be a member of SAGWA which is activated via a once-yearly fee of $35 per family. Teacher memberships are $50 per year.  These fees (partially tax deductible -- a portion of each membership goes to our scholarship fund) enable your family to participate in Festival as well as SAGWA events throughout the year. SAGWA is a 501C3 non-profit organization run by an all-volunteer board of directors comprised of local Suzuki teachers and parents. Our association is the oldest Suzuki organization in the United States (we are celebrating our 45th Annual String Festival this year!)—we provide scholarship assistance for lessons and events to families in need, and additionally provide non-profit administrative support to our sponsored Institutes and events including but not limited to fulfilling IRS and accounting requirements, insurance coverage and non-profit status.Thank you for your support!

All-instrument Spring Recitals

SAGWA is hosting two All-Instrument Spring Recitals for Suzuki students on Sunday, March 15th at the Inter-Faith Chapel in Silver Spring MD. This is a great opportunity for students to see other young musicians perform a solo piece at a variety of levels. We invite you – our families, friends and teachers – to save the date. Contact for more information.


About the Suzuki Method

The Suzuki Method works on the principle that all children can learn music through the same process they learn their mother tongue language. With this approach, children can develop their abilities during the early absorbing and sensitive years far beyond what most people previously imagined. [read more]


Upcoming Events

Monday, August 03, 2015 • Madeira School, McLean VA
Monday, August 03, 2015 • Kensington, MD
Monday, August 03, 2015 • Madeira School, 8328 Georgetown Pike McLean, VA 22102

Robert "Bobby" Raymond Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the Robert "Bobby" Raymond Scholarship Fund Merit Award.  Read more

Young Pianists Play in Chamber Recital

by Jean Carlson - "They look so poised, well into the music," comments one parent during the latest studio recital with piano teacher, Naomi Kusano. Suzuki students are indeed poised at their recitals, it is an integral part of the learning process. But this is a special event for the young pianists. The students, aged 5 to 17 (and two adults), are playing in a chamber recital with two, and in some cases four, string players.

For the latest on SAGWA events, articles, event photos, and teacher meetings visit and our Facebook page.

Potter Violin Discounts

Potter Violin offers the following discounts for SAGWA members:

  • 10% off all sheet music
  • 10% off all teaching accessories
  • 10% off all student instruments and bows
  • 10% off all instrument cases and bow cases
  • 10% off all repair work (labor only, does not include rehairs or parts)
  • You are entitled to free shipping on all webstore purchases above $100 or strings-only purchases of $40.00 or more.

Past Event Reports

Spring Recital

SAGWA 2014 Graduation Recitals

SAGWA Inaugural Graduation

Recent Events

December 14 student
performances at Clarendon
Barnes & Noble

Seeking candidates for Board of Directors

SAGWA is currently seeking candidates to run for the Board of Directors. Serving on the SAGWA Board is a great way to contribute to the association and help make a difference in the local Suzuki community. 

SAGWA members from all instrument groups, parents, and teachers are eligible to run for the board. The board will have positions up for reelection this September at the annual meeting and are seeking parent representation in addition to teachers from all instrument groups. Interested persons are encouraged to contact for information.

Volunteer Opportunities

SAGWA is in need of volunteers interested in fundraising, grant writing, event assistance, marketing, and newsletter writing and editing. Volunteering just a few hours a month in any of these areas could contribute to SAGWA's mission by raising funds for scholarships, helping to cut operating expenses, or providing membership benefits. Anyone interested in volunteer opportunities should contact for more information.

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