Where are Suzuki teachers needed?

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Stacy Smith said: Apr 7, 2012
Stacy Smith
Suzuki Association Member
Violin
2 posts

I am a Suzuki violin teacher in a smallish town outside of SLC, UT. I have always been fortunate to have a full studio, usually with a waiting list, and have never had to advertise or promote myself to get students. Part of this is because I am the only registered teacher 25 miles in any direction, and the other reason is because UT has such a strong Suzuki tradition.

We are possibly looking at relocating within the next few months, and I will need to teach wherever we end up for financial reasons. I am curious to know areas in the country where it would be relatively easy for a trained, experienced teacher to establish a studio within a few months. We’re not picky as far as areas of the country at this point, but it would be nice to be somewhere where a Suzuki tradition is already established so I don’t have to start from scratch. (I wouldn’t mind doing that if I had to, but I’m not sure we could afford for me not to be teaching for months on end while I established a studio.)

I also have a daughter who is 10 years old and in Book 7, playing and reading well, so being able to find a teacher for her wherever we might move is a very real concern.

Thoughts and recommendations would be much appreciated.

André said: Apr 9, 2012
André AugensteinViolin, Piano
55 posts

Hi Stacy Smith nice to meet you.
sorry i live in Brasil,and i don´t no can help you in your country.
but i think you will be able to find a good teacher.So you will find that both the search.
Greetings
André Gomes Augenstein
Violin Teacher

Violin Student(International Suzuki Association) in Germany 1987
Violin teacher (International Suzuki Association) in Dublin 1995

Kathleen Kono said: Apr 21, 2012
 
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
Shelburne, VT
12 posts

When I read this, Texas came to mind. I used to live in Austin and corpus Christi. I think Austin would be a great city for you to consider (or the surrounding areas). The school programs are very strong as well as the surrounding extra programs like the string project and chamber music groups. There are some really amazing!!!! Suzuki teachers there: Paula Bird, Laurie Scott, Bill Dick. They might be able to give you a better idea of the current climate of the city (I left 6-7 years ago)

Best of luck!

André said: May 18, 2012
André AugensteinViolin, Piano
55 posts

well i have problem with my email and i hope have solution
for this problem in time fast.
So thank you for all
André Gomes Augenstein
Violin Teacher

Violin Student(International Suzuki Association) in Germany 1987
Violin teacher (International Suzuki Association) in Dublin 1995

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