Suzuki Fest Costa Rica

Violin Unit 1
Jan 30Feb 5, 2017 in Heredia, Costa Rica
at Suzuki Fest Costa Rica


Violin Unit 1

Instructor: Ann Montzka-Smelser

Prerequisite course: Every Child Can!, or Filosofía

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Ann Montzka-Smelser

Ann Montzka-Smelser is a Suzuki student, a Suzuki teacher, a Suzuki parent and a Suzuki Teacher Trainer. In between receiving her Bachelors of Music Education and Masters in Performance and Pedagogy at Northern Illinois University, Ann studied with Dr. Shinichi Suzuki at the Talent Education Institute in Matsumoto, Japan.

Ann has performed in many orchestras and chamber ensembles and is currently principal violist with Camerata Chicago and concertmaster of the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Ann is on the music faculty at Northern Illinois University and Wheaton College teaching Suzuki Pedagogy. She also directs the NIU CSA Suzuki Strings Program. Ann currently maintains a studio of about 35 violin and viola students. a Ann has enjoyed working with Suzuki families at Festivals in Lima, Peru, Singapore, Mexico, Costa Rica and though out the United States . Ann lives in DeKalb, IL with her children, Benjamin and Genevieve, and her husband, Linc.


Monday, January 30 to Sunday, February 5, , 2017


Suzuki Fest Costa Rica

Colegio Lincoln
Barrio El Socorro, San Miguel, Santo Domingo

Phone: 506 70766903
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