Violin Unit 2
Mar 3Apr 7, 2021 in Dekalb, IL
at Studio of Ann Montzka-Smelser


Violin Unit 2

Instructor: Ann Montzka Smelser,

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Additional Schedule Information

This course will meet on Zoom on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. CST. Observations will be offered via video links and course packet will be shared in a pdf once course begins. Email confirmation and $450 Venmo payment are required before March 1.

Prerequisite course:

Viola Unit 1, or Violin Unit 1

Audition: Violin Basic, or Violin Intermediate, or Violin Comprehensive, or Viola Basic, or Viola Intermediate, or Viola Comprehensive.

Deadline: All audition materials must be submitted by February 17 *

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.


Wednesday, March 3 to Wednesday, April 7, , 2021


This event will be held online.

Studio of Ann Montzka-Smelser

107 E Sunset Pl
Dekalb IL 60115-4423

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Ann Montzka Smelser

Phone: 815-751-4028
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Ann Montzka Smelser

Phone: 815-751-4028
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