Use the Right Tools for the Job
practice strategies for best results
Feb 13Mar 14, 2024 in Los Angeles, CA
at Suzuki Music Association of California—Los Angeles


Use the Right Tools for the Job: practice strategies for best results

Instructor: Caroline Salisbury, Michael McLean

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Classes held February 14, 21, 28 and March 6 & 13

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Trainer Information

Caroline Salisbury

Caroline Salisbury is a Los Angeles-based violist and Suzuki violin/viola teacher. She is the director of Crescendo Strings, a large multi-level violin/viola performing group, and First Inversion, an advanced teen chamber music ensemble. Her groups appear throughout Southern California, including performances in the Disney Community Arts Showcase concert series. She currently serves as the LA branch representative to SMAC and is President of SMAC-LA (Suzuki Music Association of California – Los Angeles Branch.) Carrie holds a BM in Viola Performance from Utah State University and studied chamber music with members of the Fry Street Quartet. She continues her viola studies today with Karen Dreyfus and Dr. Minor Wetzel. She is the owner of the Gerona Rose Music Studio in San Gabriel, CA. Carrie performs regularly with her composer-in-residence husband, pianist Benjamin F. Salisbury. They are the parents and home-teachers of three young Suzuki students.

Michael McLean

Michael McLean is an internationally noted composer, violinist, and pedagogue based in Los Angeles. On the faculty at The Colburn School of Performing Arts as a violinist and conductor, he also maintains a lively career as a composer of orchestral, chamber, and film music. He studied violin and composition at Northwestern University and film scoring at the University of Southern California. He has taught violin at the Music Institute of Chicago and at Texas Christian University. Mr. McLean is a popular guest clinician at workshops and institutes throughout the country. An active member of the SAA, he has studied Suzuki pedagogy with Yuko Honda, Barbara Barber, and John Kendall. Mr. McLean has written more than one hundred compositions and has recorded four CDs, Care to Tango?, New World, Pieces, and Kokoro. His Violin Concerto, Elements, was recorded by Brian Lewis and the London Symphony Orchestra and was released by Delos in 2006.


Tuesday, February 13 to Thursday, March 14, , 2024


This event will be held online.

Suzuki Music Association of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles CA

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