2024 Every Child Can!

In conjunction with SAU's 2024 Parent Teacher Convention, you can sign up for Every Child Can!

Interested in the Suzuki method?

Looking to start your journey as a Suzuki teacher or parent?

This class is for YOU!

Every Child Can! (ECC) is an introduction to Dr. Suzuki’s philosophy and its application to Suzuki education. For parents, teachers, prospective teachers, and others, this course provides an inspiring, in-depth look at the Suzuki approach to teaching and learning.

In addition to exploring the elements of the Suzuki approach and its far-reaching goals, it includes an introduction to learning styles, history of the development of Suzuki education, the role of parents, the importance of Suzuki pedagogical training, and an overview of the SAA’s role in supporting teachers and parents. A fast-paced, engaging and inspiring program, ECC includes video materials and SAA-developed courseware and provides each participant with useful reference materials (manuals) for later study. For teachers, ECC serves as the first course in the Suzuki Association of the Americas’ Teacher Development Program.


Join SAA Teacher Trainer Carey Cheney in Logan, Utah, for this 8-hour introductory course. Scroll down for more info about Carey.

Friday, January 26, 2024
5:00 PM to 9:30 PM
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Saturday, January 27, 2024
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Utah State University
Logan, Utah


Registration for this class has closed. However, if you are interested in enrolling, please email Nicole at president@suzukimusicutah.org.


If you attend this class, you can also register to attend the Suzuki Association of Utah's 2024 Parent and Teacher Convention in West Valley City, Utah, the previous weekend for the discounted Student Price of $20. Between the two events, you'll receive two weekends full of inspirational learning and networking.

Too learn more about the SAU Parent Teacher Convention, visit the website:


Ready to sign up for the Convention with the discounted $20 Student price, click here.


Carey Cheney, a native of Canada, has been teaching and performing for 3 decades. She is a Registered Teacher Trainer of cello for the Suzuki Association of the Americas, and author/recording artist of the series of books and audio recording (eight volumes), Solos For Young Cellists published by Summy- Birchard (Alfred Music Inc.).

She holds the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in Cello Performance from University of Utah. For her Master of Music, she studied cello and pedagogy with Phyllis Young. She also studied in Germany for 2 years with Andre Navarra. She has had much international teaching and playing experience, in Europe, Canada, Costa Rica, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand.

Most recently, she was a guest presenter at the 2019 European String Teachers Association Regional Conference in Malmo, Sweden in participant in the 2019 International Suzuki Association Teacher Trainer Conference in Madrid, Spain, guest teacher at the Suzuki Talent Education Association of Australia 2018 National Conference in Melbourne Australia, teacher trainer at the Vive la Musica
Festival 2016 in Mexico City, teacher trainer at the Festival International Los Cedros-Universidad Panamericana (FICUP) 2014, 2012, 2010 and 2008 in Mexico City.

She taught at the 2008, 2012, 2013 Hamilton Branch Summer Suzuki String Institute in Rotorua, New Zealand; she offered teacher courses at the 2012, and 2013 STEAA Professional Development Conference in Sydney; she was invited to teach at 1999 World Suzuki Conference in Matsumoto, Japan.