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Hi, I'm Debbie Stanton and I appreciate your visit to my website. I love teaching and am tremendously excited at every new opportunity to help a student. As a great believer in Dr. Shinichi Suzuki's philosophy, I have been a part of the Ann Arbor Suzuki Institute for several years. I earned my official Suzuki teacher training from the American Suzuki Institute at the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point and also while studying privately for several years with Carolyn Tarzia, Suzuki specialist and longtime Ann Arbor Public School Instrumental Music teacher. As Suzuki teachers all do, I spent many hours observing some of the finest teachers including Geri Arnold, Wendy Azrak and others at workshops and camps such as Blue Lake Suzuki Family Camp. Over the years I attended many National Suzuki Teachers' Conferences, some of which featured Dr. Suzuki, himself. Having received my Bachelor of Arts in Education (Elementary certificate) from the University of Michigan in 1983, I continued studying at Eastern Michigan University in the Instrumental Music Education program. Included in that training was private study with Prof. Dan Foster, classes in cello/bass, woodwinds, brass, voice, conducting and playing in the First Violin Section of the Symphony Orchestra.

   I have taught for more than thirty years and have worked with children of all ages including some with special needs - as well as adults. I've been a guest teacher at different Michigan workshops and have raised three children as a single "Suzuki mom". I have a warm and gentle personality and specialize in making music-learning positive and fun in a relaxed and caring way.  I hope you'll allow me to enjoy your child's musical journey with you! Please leave the following information so I may get in touch with you. I promise to respond promptly.

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