passing of Idell Low, Director Emeritus, Suzuki Music Program of Los Angeles

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Robin Johnson said: Jan 17, 2016
Robin Johnson
Suzuki Association Member
Violin
La Crescenta, CA
15 posts

Dear Suzuki Family—It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Idell Low, Director Emeritus of the Suzuki Music Program of Los Angeles. She passed away peacefully in her sleep last night, Saturday, January 16th.

Idell Low founded the Suzuki Music Program of Los Angeles with Elizabeth Mills in 1974, and was its Director for almost 40 years. She served as Director Emeritus for the last few years. Literally thousands of students all over the country can trace their musical ancestry back to Idell personally, and/or to SMPLA.

She loved music, she loved children, she loved her family, and her resilient spirit, determination, and grit helped form a strong foundation from which sprang many fine musicians, and fine human beings influenced by the Suzuki philosophy.

And to use the phrase that Idell invented….

Musically yours,

SMPLA Co-Directors

Brandie Carvajal, Melodie Zide, Robin Johnson

Jennifer Visick said: Jan 18, 2016
Jennifer VisickForum Moderator
Suzuki Association Member
Viola, Suzuki in the Schools, Violin
997 posts

I am sorry to hear this!

Will there be a public memorial service, and if so, could you let me know the details?

-Jenny Visick-

Julie said: Jan 18, 2016
Julie Bamberger Roubik
Suzuki Association Member
Viola, Violin
Milwaukee, WI
12 posts

I am so very sorry to hear of Idell’s passing, but grateful it was peaceful. She was a great mentor to me when I moved to Los Angeles. I am very grateful to her for taking me under her wing. I owe some of who I am as a Suzuki teacher to her. I wish I could be at the service, but I will be there in spirit. Baruch Dayan Emet—may her memory be a blessing.

Julie Bamberger Roubik
Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Suzuki Faculty
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Friederike said: Jan 18, 2016
Friederike Lehrbass
Suzuki Association Member
Violin
Plano, TX
71 posts

Thanks for letting us know. I took my first training with her : a long term training of book 1. She was always special to me. She will be very much missed.

Praise the Lord with the stringed instrument

Robin Johnson said: Jan 19, 2016
Robin Johnson
Suzuki Association Member
Violin
La Crescenta, CA
15 posts

Dear Suzuki Family –

Mrs. Low’s family asked us to let you know that the services for Idell will be this Wednesday, January 20th, at 1:00 p.m. at Eden Memorial Park, 11500 Sepulveda Blvd, Mission Hills, CA91345, 818-361-7161. They would like you to know that this will be “an open service where anyone and everyone are welcomed.”

Musically yours,

SMPLA Co-Directors

Brandie Carvajal, Melodie Zide, Robin Johnson

Friederike said: Jan 19, 2016
Friederike Lehrbass
Suzuki Association Member
Violin
Plano, TX
71 posts

here is a link to her guestbook I found online: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/DignityMemorial/guestbook.aspx?n=idell-low&pid=177333419&eid=viewgb&eid=viewgb

Praise the Lord with the stringed instrument

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