American Suzuki Journal volume 36.4
Kathleen Spring, a 1974 graduate of Walla Walla University, has also studied at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Vienna with Eduard Melkus and with Alan Bodman at Washington State University. She received a M.Mus. in Violin performance with James Maurer from the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver.
Honors include the ASTA Outstanding Studio Teacher Award for Washington State,1996. Con Brio, her Jr. Hi. string ensemble performed at the Washington MENC convention, 1998. Currently, the studio’s advanced performance group, Spring String, performs in the Denver Metro area and tours regionally and internationally.
A registered Teacher Trainer, Kathleen teaches workshops in North America and has guest taught in both Europe and Asia. She also teaches Suzuki Violin Pedagogy at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music while maintaining an active studio.
Michiko Yurko is an SAA teacher trainer, the creator of Music Mind Games and a Suzuki piano teacher in Kensington, MD. She regularly travels to teach at music workshops, lead teacher training courses and speak at conventions throughout the world. She is featured in “Who’s Who in America”.