Arizona Suzuki Association “Music exists for the purpose of growing an admirable heart.” — Shinichi Suzuki We advance the Suzuki philosophy through teaching students, training teachers, and educating parents and the general public. We motivate students to become persons of exceptional ability and good character through music education. We encourage the highest standards of excellence in teaching, learning, and playing. We promote communication and sharing of ideas among teachers and parents. We coordinate, support, and publicize Arizona Suzuki events. We produce statewide events such as institutes, parent conventions, and play-ins. We set up student workshops and teacher trainings. We provide a Suzuki resource library including video and printed materials. We provide a periodic newsletter and a membership directory.