ASI Tree of Life

The "ASI Tree of Life" is a creation that is being commissioned to celebrate 50 years of growth of the American Suzuki Institute. In 1971, Margery Aber, inspired by Shinichi Suzuki, planted the seed for the Institute. In this online version, the tree is lovingly wrapped by the names off all of the faculty who have taught at ASI in these first 50 years. The leaves represent present-day families, alumni and friends whose lives have been touched by ASI and who support the ongoing process of Celebrating the Past – Shaping the Future. An interactive online version is being drafted for the 2021 virtual Institute and will appear on our website just before the Jubilee.




Please indicate "ASI Tree of Life" in the comment box. Your name will appear on one of the leaves.

A large canvas will be completed for display at the 2022 Institute and for many years to come. In the physical representation, Miss Aber and the original faculty form the roots and trunk of the tree. The faculty in the remaining decades branch ever outward and upward.



Former and Current ASI Faculty

Founders

​Shinichi Suzuki    Margery Aber 
   

Mark Bjork
Bette Dyer
Kaoru Tomita
Gilda Barston
Jenny Burton
Pat D’Ercole  
Terry Durbin
Ethel Fang
Nancy Lokken
Dee Martz
Carol Ourada
Linda Perry
Kathy Rollings
Stan Smith
Enid Cleary
Charles Bath
Joanne Bath
Dave Becker
Steven Bjella
Carey Cheney
Louita Clothier
Danette Coughlan
Rodney Farrar
Kyoko Kawamoto Fuller
Milton Goldberg
Everett Goodwin
Yasuko Joichi
Marilyn Kesler
John Klein
Ed Kreitman
Lawrence Leviton
Carolyn McCall Meyer
Ann Marie Novak
Kalman Novak
Nell Novak
Marilyn O’Boyle
Edmund Sprunger
Betsy Stuen-Walker
Diana Tillson  
Craig Timmerman  
Delaine Fedson Leonard
Mary Kay Waddington
Carol Waldvogel
Rebecca Blum White
Eleanor Allen
Marilyn Andersen
Geri Arnold
Elizabeth Balch
Delaine Fedson Leonard
Sr. Helen Barry
Joanna Binford
Virginia Dixon
Doreen Breckman
Beverly de la Brettone
Tanya Carey
Elliott Cheney
Nelson Cleary
Scott Conklin
Corrine Brouwer
Hiroko Iritani Driver
Christie Felsing
Lorraine Fink
Alfred Garson
Santha Goodwin
Dale Martha Hansen-Knettering
Evelyn Hermann
Patrick Hicks
Mary Hofer
Jennett Hoff
Carol Hughes
Nancy Jackson
Anastasia Jempelis
Dorothy Jones
Joseph Kaminski
Joellen Keranen
John Lambros
Lorraine Landefeld
Paul Landefeld
Patrick Langer
Mary Helen Law
Alison Lawson
Allen Lieb
Helen Loing
Jeanne Luedke
Heather MacLaughlin
William Preucil
Elaine Mann
Joanne Martin
Kay Collier Slone
Harold Mealy
Michael Medley
Sarah Montzka
Tim Mutschlecner
Rebecca Paluzzi
Joe Pecoraro
Nancy Pederson
Joseph Petron
Karla Phillip
David Poffinbarger
Doris Preucil
Susan Raguse
John Reglin
Robert Richardson
Sharon Rogers
Joan Rooney  

Lewis Rosove
Rebecca Sandrok
Virginia Schneider
Norma Jean Seaton
Janelle Severson
Philip Scheldt
Susan Shields
Ann Montzka Smelser
Sarah Smith
Colleen Fitzgerald
Ernest Stanke
Jeanne Switzer
Yvonne Tait
Carol Tarr
Martha Thomas
Beth Titterington
Scott Walker  
James Van Reeth
Thomas Wermuth
Joyce Wotruba
Judy Blank
Yamada Shigetoshi Yamada
Michiko Yurko
Carole Bigler
Elaine Wedeking
Sonja Zeithamel
Loren Abramson
Marge Andersen
Bruce Anderson
Ms. Faby
Louise Behrend
Jessika Cleveland
Vasili Beluska
Willem Bertsch
Gabe Kitayama Bolkosky
Jeanne Janssens
Kristel Morris-Riffert
Blake Brasch
Jeanne Brazier
Beth Cantrell
Celina Boldrey Casado
Joe Cleveland
Ronda Cole
Charlotte Day
Allan Dennis
Janet Bogart
Pam Devenport
John Dunham
Sylvia Edmunds
Pam Eldridge
Randal Hoecherl Harrison
Carla Francis
Michelle Ueda George
Carey Beth Hockett
Gretchen Gettes
Andres Gron
Roseanne Mostardini  
Sarah Hersch
Jay Gilbertson
Beverly Graham
Betty Johnson
Sharon Jones
John Kendall
San San Lee Kleitzen
Harry Kobialka
Doris Koppelman
Linda Fiori
Karen Kowalik
Dana Southwell   
Alice Kujala
Cheryl Kutscher
Sarah McConaghie
Joe McSpadden
Beth Carr Novak     
Ray Landers
Jennifer Bream Laster
Janelle Lemire
Valery Lloyd-Watts
Toshio Takahashi
Tom McComb
Jean Schneider-Claytor  
Carolyn Mead
Cathy Medley
Ann Klicko  
Judy Meyer
Elizabeth Mills
Joy Moeller
Susan Moinester
Mary Avi Friedlander
Ann Swallum
Cathy Farrar McGlasson
Carrie Reuning-Dean
Ruth Yeo
Moshe Neuman
Peter Thomas
Constance Starr
Nehama Patkin
Sue Baer
Gary Putnam
Diane Slone
Maria Rantapaa
Margo Hoecherl Ames   
Donna Ross
Rebecca Sandrok
Marian Schreiber
Joan Kellner Wehrman
Louise Scott 

Lois Shepheard
Barbara Wampner
Ellen Shertzer  
Robert Fraley
Kiyokoa Kawakami
Jeff Smith
Nancy Snustad
Oscar Soler
Gretchen Smith
Sue Ann Wible
Satako Hondo Yasiko   
Martha Stacy
Mark Mutter
Marilyn Montzka
James Stern
Barrett Stoll
David Story
Anna Mae Sharp
Paviivi Kukkamaki  
Dan Swaim  
Phala Tracy
Almita Vamos
Roland Vamos
Dorothy Walker
June Warhoftig
Louise Wear
Janice Weaver
Anna Weller
Derek Weller
Donna Wiehe
Sarah Williams
Kathy Wood
Rocky DiGeorgio Makajima
David Yerkeg
Jane Aeten
Tove Detrekoy
Norma Hipil
Laurie McVinney  
Kent Perry
Rachel Fabulich
Yuko Honda
Max Mandel
Marvin Rabin
Gretchen Grube Rebar
Graham Emberton
Armena Marderosian
Connie Hoover
Jeanne Remisch
Christina Due
Katzutoshi Nanmura
Joan Reuning
Karen Bauman
Amy Barston
Alice Dutcher
Laura Shaw
Sydney Howell
Veronica Magayne
Kazue Baber
Ginger Martin
Bela Detrekoy  
Carlos Riazuelo
Anne Bakker  
Gail Johansen
Julie Maura
Satoko Roberts
David Barg
Debbie Mullen
Kathryn Jones
Ms. Kagan
Megan Metheney
Catalin Rotaru
Martin Beaver
Janice Meyer
Margaret Rowell
Mary Stroud  
Alyssa Felicity Lippman
Hardie Beckmann
Bradley Kay
Renan Meyer
Shru De Li Owenby
Bryce Farrar
Paul Salerni
Belamy Hosler  
Karen Rose
Kimberly Meir Sims
Lamar Blum
Kirby Kay
Eiko Suzuki Kataoka  
Julia Miller
Heila Schram
Carrie Beisler
Susan Fiegel  
Christophe Boussuat
Susan Miller  
Laurie Scott  
Beatrice Blanc
Diane Bonds
Lorraine Fink
Charys Schuler  
Sheila Keats
Mary Moran
Jack Griffin  
Michael Keller  
Jessie Siau   
Susan McDonald
Ms. Mueller
Paul Sharpe

​Kay Lindblade
Kathy Kienzle
Kris Lundstrom   
Judy Boussuat
Sonnhild Kitts
Trudy Byron
Lauren Murphy  
Doree Shimiza
Kathryn Mansouri
Reagan Brasch
Steven Goodman
Liana Naiubin
Margaret Shimizu
Helen Brunner
Suzanne Grooms
Laura Knight  
Mari Nakamura
Janice Butler
Lily Neuman
Winifred Crock
Marie Garritson     
Clifford Cook
Betty Haag  
John Komasa
Lenna Xie
Suzanne Simmons
Walter Haderer  
Daniel Simpson   
Matthew Hagle  
Meg Lanfear  
Masayockki Kataoko
Moshe Neuman
Nancy Hair  
Karin Hallberg
Elizabeth Lee
Elinor Niemisto  
John Slagle
Donna Cook
Doris Hansen
David Levine
Yoshikko Hirata
Stanley Nosal
Howard Spindler
Linc Smelser
Nancy Sorenson  
Debbie Harrel
Julian Leviton
Sandy Oeding  
Laura Herington
Carol Smith
Larry Harris
Judy Offman
Ms. Cullitan
Nancy Ohnstad  
Linda Case  
Rudy Hazuka
Marian Soule
Joyce Curfee  
Constance Helm  
William Starr
Nancy Daby
Brian Lewis
Idell Lowe
Stephen Squires
Wendy Tagen-Foster
Peggy Stenborg
Lisa Deakins
Helen Higa           
Judy Palac  
Judith Starr
Alberta Denk
Haruko Kataoka
Melissa Zindel
Connie Pannel
Paul Hirata
Michael McLean
Marie Pauls
Richard Mooney
Rayman Ditson
Suzy Perlman
Nubuo Takahashi
Ramona Stirling  
Michelle Zelinski
Alice Stern
Mihoka Hirata
Catherine Walker
Shirley Gibb    
Katherine Wiley
Janse Vincent
Teresa Crane
Carol Dallinger
Jean Dexter
Alice Joy Lewis
Dr. Faith Farr  
Sherry Hofmeister
Sanford Reuning
Richard Aaron
Vaclav Adamira
Connie Aiken
Tomio Anderson
Kathleen Angeoth
Ann Applegate
Carmencita Arambulo
Jamet Ault
Cleo Brimhall  
Mana Primrose Beaver
Meret Bitticks


​Pandora Bryce
Beth Jones Cherwick
Julie Ciurleo
Edith Code
Jeff Cox
Susan Crawford
Emily Gortner Davis
Nicolo Dicecco
Bill Dick
Mary Ann Fee Fennel
Kathleen Franceschi
Suzanne Garber
Gail Gebhart
Edith Gettes
Laura Gilbert
Linda Gillett
Ellen Gortner
Rita Hauck
Michael Heany   
Patricia Heineman
Charlotte Hubert
Kirsten Johansen
Priscilla Jones
Emile Jurgens
Deborah Kempter
Mary Francis Kirsch
Joan Krywicki
Carrie Kulas   
Sue Kwak
Annette Lee
Eric Lee
Huub de Leeuw
Laura Liuzzi
Harlow Mills
Merietta Oviatt  
Kalen Nagase
Akira Nakajima
Nancy Osteraas
Katherine Parrot  
Patricia Pavlack  
Molly Roseman
Barbara Rubenstein
Desiree Ruhstrat
Craig Smith
Roseanne Schmalz
Phillip Sheldt
Stephen Sims
Ms. Van Steenbergen
Sven Sjogren
Linda Stieg
Roger Stieg
Marty Steiger
Ms. Stock
Peggy Swingle
Yuko Takahashi
Lorre Trytten
Ms. Tanaguchi
Francoise Timmerman
Kenichi Ueda
Karen Urban
Brenda Villard
Vicki Vorrieter
Carol Walker
Kathleen Weaver
Peggy Wise
Allegra Wermuth
Ms. Westerberg
Jill Whitman
Kelly Williamson
Gretel Shanley
Shigetoshi Yamada
Nancy Yamagata
Larisa Zhizhin
Kevin Ahern
Doris Hansen
Rose Broneck
Ray Gustafson
Steven Crawford
William Foster
Carolyn Fuhrberg
Carol Lubetkin
Cathryn Mueller
Rochelle Raditz
Renee Robbins
Sue Vasquez
Liz Westerlund