How to expand my Suzuki school

Alyson said: May 17, 2015
Alyson Whelan
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Cello, Viola
2 posts

Hello all,

My studio is rapidly growing! I am almost at capacity for what I can comfortably teach while maintaining other aspects of my career/family balance. I want to continue expanding and offer lessons on other days of the week where another teacher teaches for me on those days.

So my question is: where to find a certified Suzuki teacher in my area? There aren’t many of us as I’m in a fairly rural part of northern NJ. Should I just post a job?

Any other advice from others who have done this? I’ve helped other schools do this but never for myself so want to make sure I do it properly.

Thank you for any ideas/help/insight


Heather Reichgott said: May 18, 2015
Heather ReichgottPiano
South Hadley, MA
95 posts

Are you sure you want to be an employer? I’m in the same position and I just say that my studio is full and I refer to one of the several other teachers I know, both Suzuki and traditional.
Better for me to have my students and for my colleagues to have their students. Simpler too.

This website’s directory lists 40 Suzuki teachers within 30 miles of your town, so that might be a good place to start looking for people you could refer prospective students to.

Libby Felts said: May 20, 2015
Libby FeltsSAA Staff
Forum Moderator
Suzuki Association Member
35 posts

HI Alyson,

If you are an active member, you can use our online membership directory to find teachers in your area:

Hope this helps!

Alyson said: Jun 1, 2015
Alyson Whelan
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Cello, Viola
2 posts

Thank you all for your input. I appreciate it.

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