“From Twinkle to Mozart; Developing the Suzuki Bow Arm”
Jul 2930, 2023 in West Hartford, CT
at Hartt Suzuki Institute


"From Twinkle to Mozart; Developing the Suzuki Bow Arm": Violin

Instructor: Kirsten Marshall

Event Description

This 10-hour violin enrichment course with Kirsten Marshall explores the path from Dr. Suzuki’s deep heart tone to the Mozart Concertos through the progressive refinement of essential advanced bow techniques. This course will be highly interactive in discussion, performance, and the diagnosis of barriers to performance. We will trace landmark pieces and relevant bow arm skill development through the Suzuki Violin repertoire. All participants will be expected to play repertoire from Suzuki Violin Books 1—5.

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Trainer Information

Kirsten Marshall

Kirsten Marshall, director of orchestral programs and violin instructor, is on faculty at Ithaca Talent Education (NY) and lecturer in Suzuki pedagogy at University of Louisville. She received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music in violin performance and Suzuki pedagogy, as well as a bachelor’s degree in music education from Case Western Reserve University. Her conducting studies were with David Einfeldt (Hartt School of Music). Ms. Marshall is an active violinist in the Ithaca area and holds the David and Lesli Sagan chair of the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Ithaca’s professional ensemble. She is frequently sought after as a string clinician at Suzuki institutes and workshops across the United States.  Ms. Marshall is a registered violin teacher trainer with the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Her high-energy style blends humor and passion, engaging players at the highest level for riveting performances.


Saturday, July 29 to Sunday, July 30, , 2023


Hartt Suzuki Institute

200 Bloomfield Avenue
University of Hartford, The Hartt School Community Division
West Hartford CT 06117

Phone: 860-768-4451
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