Update (3/25/2020): We continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and the federal and state mandates regarding large gatherings of people. As of today, we are still planning to proceed with Suzuki by the Green 2020. Please check back for updates over the next several weeks.

Suzuki by the Green is a five-day summer institute for Suzuki piano students and Suzuki teachers


courses for students (with an accompanying adult) include:



  • Masterclasses
  • Group class
  • Chamber ensembles
  • Jazz piano
  • Eurhythmics
  • Music History/Theory
  • Parent Sessions

COURSES FOR Suzuki teachers INCLUDE:

teacher training

  • Every Child Can!
  • Piano Unit 4



Suzuki School of Newton. 1615 Beacon Street, Waban, MA 02468


Student institute (Books 1-2) $400; Student institute (Books 3+) $450; Teacher training (Piano Unit 4) $525; Teacher training (Every Child Can!) $130

SAMPLE Daily schedules

Student Institute: Books 1-2

10:00-10:55   Masterclass  
11:00-11:55   Eurhythmics  
12:00-12:30   Lunch  
12:30-1:15     Student recital  
1:30-2:25      Group class

Student Institute: Book 3

10:00-10:55   Group class
11:00-11:55   Masterclass 
12:00-12:30   Lunch  
12:30-1:15     Student recital  
1:30-2:25      Jazz piano
2:30-3:25      Music Theory

Student Institute: Book 4+

11:00-11:55   Jazz Piano
12:00-12:30   Lunch  
12:30-1:15     Student recital  
1:30-2:25      Masterclass
2:30-3:25      Music Theory
3:30-4:25      Group class
4:30-5:25      Chamber music

Piano Unit 4 Teacher Training

9:00-11:00      Unit 4 teacher training
11:00-12:00    Masterclass observation
12:00-12:30    Lunch  
12:30-1:15      Student recital  
1:30-2:25        Masterclass observation
2:30-3:30        Unit 4 teacher training


Gerardo Ascheri (Masterclass, Music History/Theory): Dr. Gerardo Ascheri lives and teaches in Lansing as a traditional and Suzuki piano instructor. He is an active teacher, lecturer, performer, and music advocate in the Lansing community. He is former Faculty at the Michigan State University Community Music School, and he has also served as president for the Lansing Matinee Musicale, Capital Area Music Teachers Association and Michigan Music Teachers Association. He is currently Adjunct Faculty at Schoolcraft College.

Sachiko Isihara (Group Class, Every Child Can!): Sachiko Isihara is the Director of the Suzuki School of Newton and a Piano Teacher Trainer. She earned her B.M. with honors from New England Conservatory and M.M. from Juilliard before pusuing Suzuki training in Matsumoto, Japan with Haruko Kataoka and long-term teacher training in Lyon, France with Colette Daltier. She is a European Suzuki Association certified piano teacher, Clinician for the MA Suzuki Festival, and has served as an adjudicator for the South Shore Conservatory piano competition.

Ginny Latts (Eurhythmics): Ginny Latts is currently on the faculty of Longy School of Music and New England Conservatory. She trains students and teachers nationally in workshops at Tanglewood, MENC Eastern Division, Boston University, and UMass-Lowell. She is a grant recipient for music composition for theater, piano, songs, and school residencies. She earned her B.A. Summa Cum Laude from Macalester College and received her Dalcroze Certificate and License from Longy School of Music. She has also studied at Columbia University, Juilliard School, Dalcroze School of Music, and Carnegie Mellon University. Latts also has training in modern dance and Orff techniques.

Yuting Lin (Group Class): Yuting Lin holds a B.M. in Vocal Performance from National Taiwan Normal University and an M.M. in Collaborative Piano from New England Conservatory of Music with additional studies in music education. She completed her Suzuki teacher training with Elizabeth Landman and Doris Harrel, and was a certified public school music teacher for grades 7-12 in Taiwan. Before her current position at the Suzuki School of Newton, she previous served on the faculties of Centre Music House in Framingham and The New School of Music in Cambridge. 

Ruth Miura (Masterclass, Piano Unit 4): Ruth Miura graduated in Music from the University of Southern California with a major in accompaniment. She then went to the Talent Education Institute in Matsumoto, graduating in 1980 after 2 years of study with Mrs. Kataoka.  Ruth worked extensively with Dr. Suzuki and Mrs. Kataoka as their translators for European visits, including European workshops and the World Conference in Berlin, between 1981 and 1993. Ruth Miura is highly in demand as a Teacher Trainer for the ESA, and over the years has taught long-term teacher training courses in Brussels, France, and Lithuania. She has also taught for the BSI, Finnish Suzuki Institute, and Suzuki Talent Education Associations in Australia, New Zealand and Manila. She is currently living in Barcelona, Spain, where she teaches Suzuki piano at the Colegio Montserrat. She is a former student of Monique Deschauss√©es in Paris.

Emi Nishida (Jazz Piano): Beginning her musical studies at age five, Japanese composer and pianist Emi Nishida studied at the Yamaha Music Program in Japan before moving to the United States to pursue a degree in Film Scoring at Berklee College of Music. She is currently composing for several short film projects and performing as a keyboardist for musical theatre shows in addition to accompanying group classes at the Suzuki School of Newton.

Ben Peterson (Chamber Music): Ben Peterson was a Presser Scholar in Theory and Composition at Grinnell College. He studied with Yehuda Hanani at the Peabody Institute, and Charles Wendt at the University of Iowa. He received his Suzuki training from William Preucil at the University of Iowa. In addition to teaching at the Suzuki School of Newton, he is an active conductor, soloist, and chamber musician.

Hosted by the Suzuki School of Newton with support from Suzuki:MA.