Cities with large Suzuki population

said: Aug 22, 2006
 38 posts

I am a violin and viola teacher, and have a thriving studio of about 25 students. I live in a city with a large Suzuki community, and have enjoyed very much the established teachers, having a well regarded Institute close by, and being in a place where the Suzuki method is well understood and well respected.

Well, due to some possible changes in my husband’s employment, we may be moving soon. It would be hard to find homes for my students, and hard to start over again. But, what I’m wondering, is where the “hotspots” are for Suzuki education. Where could I go as a Suzuki teacher and be able to build a studio pretty quickly? What has been everyone’s experiences in the cities that they live in, or what cities have you heard about that have good Suzuki communities. Just curious- we may have a choice of two or three places.

said: Aug 22, 2006
 122 posts

What is the choice of your 3 cities? Do you want a large, metropolitan area or a smaller college town?

“When love is deep, much can be accomplished.”
-Shinichi Suzuki

said: Aug 22, 2006
 44 posts

I know that Houston, Texas is losing several experienced Suzuki violin teachers who have had large studios. They are leaving the area for a variety of reasons but not because of problems with maintaining a studio.

said: Aug 22, 2006
 38 posts

The info about Houston is very interesting- that’s one of two places we’re considering. That’s really attractive because it sounds like I would be able to fill my studio quite quickly, and the housing prices are so low! The other area is the Denver/Boulder area in CO. Anybody know about that area?

And honestly, I wouldn’t mind either a big metropolis or a smaller town with a college feel. I’m feeling pretty open at the moment, and we are exploring all the options.

Ashley said: Nov 8, 2006
 Violin, Suzuki in the Schools
23 posts

I grew up in Rochester, NY which has a huge Suzuki community. I went to school in the Penfield School district in Rochester, which you may already know is one of the two cities in the U.S. in which Dr. Suzuki actually started his program as part of the SUPER program (SUzuki, Penfield, Eastman, Rochester). It’s a great area for teaching Suzuki!

Jennifer said: Nov 10, 2006
Jennifer Moberg
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
Sukhumvit Soi 42 Soi Barbot 1, 38
71 posts

Ashley

I grew up in Rochester, NY which has a huge Suzuki community. I went to school in the Penfield School district in Rochester, which you may already know is one of the two cities in the U.S. in which Dr. Suzuki actually started his program as part of the SUPER program (SUzuki, Penfield, Eastman, Rochester). It’s a great area for teaching Suzuki!

i also grew up in rochester ny, and i was going to say the same thing! i remember when i was a kid playing violin in rochester that you were either good or not suzuki. what a snotty thing for me to have thought, but those of us who got the highest seats in all county orchestra and rpyo etc were always from one suzuki studio or another….

ashley who was your teacher?

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Ashley said: Nov 10, 2006
 Violin, Suzuki in the Schools
23 posts

:O That’s cool that you grew up in Rochester too, ms. jennifer! I began taking lessons at the Park Ave. Suzuki Studio (which I don’t think is still in business) with Julie Stout when I was 5, then in 4th grade I moved to Penfield and began taking from Ginny Wensel. I was in the RPYO for 3 years around Fall 1998-Spring 2001. Rochester is really a great place to be involved in Suzuki- I especially appreciate my experiences there now that I am living in a community where I am one of only 2 Suzuki Violin teachers, and the few other teachers in the area are “Anti Suzuki”. It’s disheartening for me to hear people spread negative things about the Suzuki method when it was such a positive part of my life…

Jennifer said: Nov 10, 2006
Jennifer Moberg
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
Sukhumvit Soi 42 Soi Barbot 1, 38
71 posts

oh my gosh!! i also studied at park ave suzuki— as did my older sister and younger brother! mr klein was our teacher. the studio is indeed still around- but i think it is just mr klein and mrs klotz.

i now live in hong kong, where i am actually the ONLY suzuki teacher.

what a small world…

“Music exists for the purpose of growing an admirable heart.”

www.ViolinsAndChinrest.com

said: Mar 31, 2007
 1 posts

I’m looking for a suzuki instructor in HK, are you still here?

Jennifer said: Mar 31, 2007
Jennifer Moberg
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
Sukhumvit Soi 42 Soi Barbot 1, 38
71 posts

deschatjes

I’m looking for a suzuki instructor in HK, are you still here?

hi- i just emailed you. looking forward to talking to you!

“Music exists for the purpose of growing an admirable heart.”

www.ViolinsAndChinrest.com

said: Apr 2, 2007
 32 posts

The Triangle region of NC (Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill) is in need of a few more Suzuki violin teachers—I had 30 students within 2 months of moving here, and now most teachers have between 25-60 students in their studios…with waiting lists! It’s also a beautiful place to live…82 degrees today, and the dogwood is out! :)

Jennifer Visick said: Apr 3, 2007
Jennifer VisickForum Moderator
Suzuki Association Member
Viola, Suzuki in the Schools, Violin
997 posts

freesia

Why not check the SAA Journal for job openings?

Yes, or you could also check online at:

https://suzukiassociation.org/teachers/jobs/

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