Body Balance and Movement that invites focus, function and fun.
Viola, Violin
Aug 10 and 11, 2020 in De Kalb, IL
at Studio of Ann Montzka-Smelser


Body Balance and Movement that invites focus, function and fun.: Viola, Violin

Instructor: Ann Montzka Smelser,

Event Description

A healthy posture is balanced through motion. We will explore ideas that promote or prevent freedom in our playing and learning. Many exercises on and off the instrument will be shared that can center a student’s focus and maximize efforts while minimizing tension.

Course full.

Trainer Information

Ann Montzka Smelser

Ann Montzka-Smelser is a Suzuki Student, Teacher, Parent and 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 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 Northwestern University teaching Suzuki Pedagogy, Director of the NIU CSA Suzuki Strings Program and teacher at the Music Institute of Chicago. Ann maintains a studio of 40 violin and viola students and enjoys working with Suzuki families at Festivals in Lima, Peru, Singapore, Mexico, Costa Rica and though out the US. Ann lives in DeKalb, IL with her husband Linc. Their Suzuki-raised children, Benjamin and Genevieve are currently studying music in college.


August 10 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM continuing August 11 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM (GMT -6:00) Central Time


Studio of Ann Montzka-Smelser

107 E Sunset Pl
De Kalb IL 60115

Phone: 815-751-4028
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More Info & Contact

Ann Montzka Smelser

Phone: 815-751-4028
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Ann Montzka Smelser

Phone: 815-751-4028
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