Western Springs School of Talent Education

Western Springs School of Talent EducationWestern Springs School of Talent Education
Western Springs, IL

Following the philosophy of the world renowned pedagogue and humanitarian, Shin’ichi Suzuki, the faculty at the Western Springs School of Talent Education and the Naperville Suzuki School have been enriching the lives of children through the study of music for thirty years.
WSSTE and the NSS enjoy a reputation for excellence that is well-known throughout the world. We offer instruction in violin, viola, and cello. Our teaching follows the philosophy and principles of the world renowned pedagogue, Shinichi Suzuki.

Our faculty is comprised of highly trained professional musicians who have selected Suzuki teaching as their chosen profession. All faculty have a bachelor’s degree in music performance or music education and are extensively trained in the Suzuki method. Many of our faculty hold the master of music performance degree with emphasis in Suzuki pedagogy.

In addition to teaching young children, the school is also a national training center for teachers who wish to learn how to teach the Suzuki method. Our faculty includes four of the country’s leading teacher trainers. Teachers travel from as far away as Europe and South America to study and observe lessons at our schools.


February 2022

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1106 Chestnut St
Western Springs IL 60558

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Ed Kreitman, Director

Phone: 708-246-9309
Fax: 708-246-9394

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Ryan Caparella, Webmaster

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Patrick Connolly, Administrator

Phone: 773-458-5947
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