• The SAO Newsletter, including provincial Suzuki news, concerts, training and employment opportunities, inspiring articles, student workshops, and more.

  • Your teacher profile listed in the SAO’s online Teacher Directory.
  • Eligibility for Suzuki training and conference scholarships, and for collaborative funding.
  • FREE registration for T.E.A Series Invitations to join SAO workshops including SAO TEA events.

  • FREE Planting the Seed family education program (with registration of at least one student family)
  • Member rates for the annual SAO Conference.
  • 10% discount on advertising in the SAO Newsletter
  • Savings on office supplies through the Staples Employee Purchase Program.
  • Access to premium instrument insurance
  • SAO voting privileges.
  • The opportunity to volunteer with the SAO Board and direct communication with your SAO Area Representative.

  • A professional connection to respected colleagues across Ontario.


  • Receiving inspiration and ideas from other teachers via the newsletter and at conferences.
  • Networking with colleagues.
  • Being involved in the largest association of Suzuki teachers in Canada, and one of the largest in North America.
  • Promoting Dr. Suzuki’s ideals and method in Ontario.
  • Strengthening our shared community in our studios, schools, communities and beyond.
  • Being a voice for Canada in the global Suzuki community.

The Suzuki Association of Ontario is an organization of Suzuki teachers which also offers memberships to Suzuki schools and families. The mission of the SAO as a community is to enhance and promote the Suzuki method of learning by nurturing excellence in education.

We, as Suzuki teachers, aspire to these ideals, and our membership in both the SAA and the SAO is a tangible way of affirming our commitment to Dr. Suzuki’s vision, and to his belief that we can make a difference in the world, one step, one child at a time.