Edmund Sprunger

Edmund Sprunger

Edmund Sprunger is a registered SAA teacher trainer. He has presented at numerous state, national, and international conferences and taught hundreds of workshops throughout North and South America. He holds a BA in music from Goshen College—violin with Lon Sherer, and piano and piano pedagogy with Marvin Blickenstaff. Also trained as a psychotherapist, Mr. Sprunger holds a master’s in social work from the University of Michigan and extensive post-degree training with the Michigan and St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institutes. Additional violin studies with Chihiro Kudo and Reinaldo Couto (Alexander Technique/Violin). He has served on the SAA board, was chair of ASTA’s Committee on Studio Instruction, and in 2004 received the ASTA Citation for Leadership and Merit. He is author of Helping Parents Practice,and Building Violin Skill, and is the past editor of the Violin Forum for American String Teacher. He sees child and adult patients at the Schiele Clinic and serves as director of the Child Development Program at the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute.

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Ask the Experts #6: Practicing and Psychological Development

November 16, 2009 by Edmund Sprunger

Last summer, focus groups at summer Institutes were asked to submit questions for a panel of “Suzuki Experts” to answer. This is the 6th installment, on practicing and psychological development. What are some ways to make practicing more interesting? I’m certainly not… Read more ▶

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