I have taught Suzuki violin and string classes in the schools for the past 12 years. I direct the orchestra programs at a middle and high schools in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I also work as a pedagogy coordinator at the University of New Mexico helping young teachers and working closely with Prof. Susan Kempter. In this Suzuki Shop you can find lots of materials and manipulative to encourage practice. You can also fins some posters and ready materials for your public school string program. A few years back I started designing practice cards for my students during the summer. My hope was to provide 7 day challenges and keep them on track during the summer months. These slowly grew into the shop you are seeing now. My work as a Suzuki Violin Pedagogy Coordinator at the University of New Mexico requires me to to teach Suzuki group classes every week. I have started collecting some of the ideas into fun and ready lesson plans where the teachers can download the flash cards telling them what activities would be appropriate. If you are a busy Suzuki teacher and need a ready Suzuki violin group class ideas, check these out!
My teaching style is influenced by the Suzuki method although I use different ways of engaging large string classes. I have been very involved in string education through presenting at conferences, teacher lectures and through my duties as the ASTA president for New Mexico chapter. I am just now starting to get some of the ideas into TpT products.
ASTA President ASTA Emerging Teacher Award 2008 Golden Apple Foundation/NM Nominee 2009
University of New Mexico, MFA, music performance, pedagogy with Susan Kempter Central New Mexico College, teacher certification CalArts, BFA, Violin Performance
You can also check my website for free Suzuki violin and string teaching ideas: www.musicteachingandparenting.com