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Ann Arbor Suzuki Institute

The Ann Arbor Suzuki Institute is composed of area Suzuki violin, viola, cello, piano and guitar teachers who have their own individual studios but also meet and collaborate to hold group concerts together. I am proud to have taught with the Institute for several years.

Community Music School of Ann Arbor

The Community Music School of Ann Arbor (formerly Ann Arbor School for the Performing Arts) offers a variety of programs for instrumental and voice instruction, including the Youth String Orchestra Program, programs in Early Childhood Music, Chamber Music, Jazz Studies, private instruction, and the New Horizons Senior String Orchestra. It provides thousands of dollars in need-based financial assistance and started a partnership with the Ann Arbor Public Schools to provide reduced cost lessons to students in need. I have served as a "COMP" (Community Outreach Music Program) teacher for many middle school students.

Suzuki Association of the Americas

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Blue Lake Suzuki Family Camp

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Blue Lake Suzuki Family Camp is designed as an opportunity for families to learn and play together following the teaching of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki.

“Nurturing and positive early environment foster high musical ability in any child guided properly by teachers and parents working together.” 

Camping at Blue Lake provides an opportunity to experience West Michigan's beautiful natural features while focusing on family-oriented Suzuki training. Families camp in rustic cabins and dine together in a cafeteria-style setting at Marek Hall. Campfire rings and picnic tables are available throughout the housing areas.

Blue Lake's instructional and housing facilities span nearly 300 acres, with wandering footpaths and trails through the woods and along Little Blue Lake. The camp offers two large swimming pools overlooking the lakeshore and Central Park beach area.

The Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc. is the organization officially licensed by the International Suzuki Association to support, guide, and promote Suzuki education in North, Central, and South America.

 Its membership is a coalition of teachers, parents, educators, and others who are dedicated to making music and early childhood education available to all children throughout the Americas through the Suzuki Method.

The SAA is governed by a Board of Directors and managed by a staff in Boulder, Colorado. With the International Suzuki Association (ISA) and other regional associations, the SAA promotes and supports the spread of Dr. Suzuki’s Talent Education.

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, a summer school of the arts located on a 1,600 acre campus in Michigan’s Manistee National Forest, offers fine arts education for all ages. Each summer, the principal camp program serves more than 5,400 elementary, junior high, and high school students with diverse programs in music, art, dance, and drama while offering more than 175 performances during its Summer Arts Festival. Blue Lake also operates a widely acclaimed International Exchange Program and two public radio stations. 

It is dedicated to the idea that an arts school in a secluded, natural setting can shelter gifted young people from the influences of the outside world and allow them to study with concentrated effort.

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