ISA trumpet instructor, Larry Powell, had the pleasure of completing an additional 16 hours of online and live observation training in Suzuki books 3 and 4 with 11 other brass musicians. There are just over 100 Suzuki brass teachers worldwide and growing!
"One of the most rewarding parts of this experience is that we were not only learning the teaching points and the repertoire, we were also making changes to the repertoire. We adjusted dynamics, articulations, tempi, repeats, teaching points, and much more. Book 1 was completed with the input of a brass committee. Books 2, 3, and 4 were done by what is now called a book study group. To be in on the creation and development of these books is rewarding. It also provides great insight into just how carefully each book is constructed and the care taken to ensure an efficient and effective progression of skills for the student." -Larry Powell
Another interesting fact - Suzuki courses are currently being developed for other brass instruments (trombone, saxaphone, tuba, etc) adapted from the current trumpet curriculum!
ISA is excited to welcome our newest member of our Cello Faculty! Eliza Bracken is an Indianapolis native who began her cello studies at the age of ten with Ingrid Bellman, retired cellist of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Eliza graduated with honors in 2018 with a degree in Cello Performance from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Read More
We are also excited to welcome Erin Darnell as our new Administrative Assistant. She is an Indianapolis native who now resides in Westfield, IN with her family of four. Read More
The Board is delighted to announce that Rachel Osterhouse will continue her leadership of ISA as Executive Director. Rachel as an extremely talented musician and teacher who also possesses the administrative and leadership skills that have helped drive the success of the Academy over the last year as Interim Executive Director.
The Board is very confident that Rachel is the right person to fill this position. Please join us in congratulating Rachel on her appointment to this role!
~ ISA Board of Directors