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Dr. Päivi Kukkamäki and Suzuki Voice Students

since 1986

  • The Program has been developed with children at Sibelius University, Finland by Dr. Päivi Kukkamäki 1986-2002. In her Follow-up study she taught the same children from pregnancy to the age of 17. The Suzuki Voice Program and its material developed with the children. February 28th 2003 Kukkamäki used the completed Suzuki Voice Program to gaim her the Doctorate of Music degree at Sibelius University. The opponent professors were from four different Universities.
  • The first expectant mothers' Suzuki Voice group started in Finland in May 5th, 1987. The original voice students have followed in the Program already for 20-30 years.
  • The Suzuki Voice Program has been specially designed to learn vocal technique and style in a progressive manner. It is a Classical Voice Program approved by the ISA.

Note: The name in English has changed 3 times during 30 years. Suzuki Singing is the same thing as Suzuki Voice. Early years called Singing in the Suzuki Style. The Program is called in Finnish Laulusuzukimenetelmä 30 years.

Conferences, workshops, lectures and/or concert trips

The names of the events are from the Brochures and Programs.

*a total number of Dr. Päivi Kukkamäki's students/parents.

1986 Matsumoto and Tokyo JAPAN (Kukkamäki studied at Talent Education Institute, Matsumoto)

1987 Berlin, GERMAN (VIII Suzuki Method International Convention)

1988 Borlänge, SWEDEN (The 8th European Suzuki Conference) 45*

1989 Tokyo - Matsumoto JAPAN (The 9th Suzuki Method International Conference) 33*

1990 San Francisco, USA (SAA Fourth Suzuki Method Teachers Conference) 3*

1990 St. Andrews, SCOTLAND (The 9th European Suzuki Conference) 4*

1991 Adeleide, AUSTRALIA (The Tenth Suzuki Method International Convention and Pan-Pasific Conference) 27*

1992 Reykjavik, ICELAND (Suzuki Voice Workshop)

1992 Chicago, Illinois, USA (Suzuki Association of the Americas 5th Conference, Workshop for Singing Teachers) 3*

1992 Denver, USA (Lecture) 3*

1992 Sherman, Dallas, USA (Suzuki Voice Concert trip) 42*

1993 Melbourne, AUSTRALIA (Suzuki Pan-Pasific Conference International) 9*

1993 Lima, PERU (Suzuki Voice Workshop) 2*

1993 Seoul, KOREA (The 11th Suzuki Method World Convention. Workshop for Voice Teachers) 2*

1995 Sydney, AUSTRALIA (Suzuki Pan-Pasific Conference International, Teacher Training, Children's course) 5*

1995 Dublin, IRELAND (The 12th Suzuki Method World Convention, Teacher Training, Children's Course) 25*

1997 Brisbane, AUSTRALIA (Suzuki Pan-Pasific Conference International, Teacher Training) 20*

1997 Torino, ITALY (Suzuki Voice Instruction lecture) 4*

1997 Stevens Point, USA (Master Course for Voice Students) 12*

1997 Vantaa, Finland: Suzuki Voice Teacher Training and the first ESA Level 1 Suzuki Voice Teacher's exam

1998 Stevens Point, USA (Summer School, Suzuki Voice Workshop, Children's Course) 4*

1999 Adeleide, AUSTRALIA (The 8th Suzuki Pan-Pasific Conference International, Teacher Training)

1999 Tokyo, Matsumoto JAPAN (The 13th Suzuki Method World Convention) 12*

1999 Barcelona, SPAIN (The 1st "Song for Sharing" Suzuki Voice Workshop and Teacher Training)

1999 London, ENGLAND (ESA Teacher Trainer's Conference)

2000 Lima, PERU (XV Festival Internacional Suzuki, Teacher Training, Primer Seminario y Taller Interncional de Educacion Musical)

2000 Barcelona, SPAIN and FRANCE (The 2nd International "Songs for Sharing" Suzuki Voice Workshop and Teacher Training)

2001 Melbourne, AUSTRALIA (Autumn School)

2001 Vantaa, Finland (The 3rd International "Songs for Sharing" Suzuki Voice Workshop, Suzuki Voice Teacher Training and ESA Suzuki Voice exams)

2001 Stevens Point, USA (Teacher Training)

2002 Vantaa, Finland (The 4th International "Songs for Sharing" Suzuki Voice Workshop and Teacher Training)

2003 Perth, AUSTRALIA (Western Australia Spring Festival and Suzuki Voice Teacher Training)

2004 Vantaa, Finland (Suzuki Voice Teacher Training and the first ESA Level 5 Suzuki Voice Teacher's exam)

2005 Melbourne, AUSTRALIA (Autmn School, Suzuki Voice Teacher Training and exams)

2005 Stevens Point, USA (American Suzuki Institute. The first Unit 1 Short-Term Course)

2006 Turin, ITALY (14th Suzuki Method World Convention and the 5th International "Songs for Sharing" Suzuki Voice Workshop, Teacher Training and exams)

2006 Stevens Point, USA (American Suzuki Institute. Unit 1 Short-Term Course)

2007 Vantaa, Finland (The 6th International "Songs for Sharing" Suzuki Voice Workshop, Teacher Training and exams)

2009 Buenos Aires and La Plata, ARGENTINA (The 7th International "Songs for Sharing" Suzuki Voice Workshop, Teacher Training)

2009 Melbourne, AUSTRALIA (The 15th Suzuki Method World Convention and the 8th International "Songs for Sharing" Suzuki Voice Workshop, Teacher Training and exams)

2010 Vantaa, Finland (The 9th International "Songs for Sharing" Suzuki Voice Workshop, Teacher Training and exams)

2011 POLAND (Concert trip and lectures)

2012 Melbourne, AUSTRALIA (The 10th International "Songs for Sharing" Suzuki Voice Workshop, Teacher Teacher Training and exams)

2012 Barcelona, SPAIN (Suzuki Teachers' days)

2013 Tokyo and Matsumoto, JAPAN (The 16th Suzuki Method World Convention and the 11th International "Songs for Sharing" Suzuki Voice Workshop, Teacher Training and exams)

2014 New York, Poughkeepsie, USA

2015 MEXICO (students) (The 12th International "Songs for Sharing" Suzuki Voice Workshop)

2015 Davos, SWITZERLAND

2016 New York, Poughkeepsie, USA (The 13th International "Songs for Sharing" Suzuki Voice Conference)

2016 Barcelona, SPAIN (70th Suzuki Method Anniversary)

 
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