Amy B.

Product Specialist for HSBC Private Bank

Started Suzuki violin at 4 years old

“The Suzuki method taught me about the steadfast dedication that lies behind success, and the pride and confidence that follow a challenge traversed. Most importantly, Suzuki has given me a lifelong passion for music and a community of like-minded people who I consider family! Thank you Suzuki!”

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Sarah Bylander Montzka

Sarah Bylander Montzka (viola/violin) is the Associate Director of the Suzuki program at the Music Institute of Chicago. She is a graduate of Northwestern University (MM) and The Cleveland Institute of Music (BM). Sarah is a past chair of the SAA Board of Directors and a past board member of the Society of American Musicians. Sarah was the recipient of the 2018-19 IL ASTA “Outstanding Studio Teacher” award, given annually to an individual who has demonstrated excellence in the teaching of strings in a one-on-one setting. She is the founder of MIC’s Violapalooza! workshop and teaches at workshops and institutes from Duluth to Tanzania. Previously, Sarah worked in the administrative field as Coordinator of Education Programs for the Jacksonville Symphony and Associate Director of the Colorado Suzuki Institute. Sarah has performed as a section violist in orchestras including the Jacksonville, Charleston and Savannah Symphonies.

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