Lani Bortfeld

Lani Bortfeld

Lani Bortfeld received her B.Mus. from the New England Conservatory and her M.Mus. from the University of Connecticut in applied violin. She has studied with Mischa Mischakoff, Eric Rosenblith and Ariana Bronne. Lani is an SAA-trained teacher and a 38-year member. In 2002 she founded the Suzuki Talent Education Partnership (STEP), an interfaith music ministry dedicated to combining community outreach with high-quality, family-centered music instruction inspired by Dr. Suzuki’s teachings and accessible to all. STEP has now grown into a diverse group of urban and suburban families from all over the globe. Lani teaches in English and Spanish, and enjoys involving families of all cultures and ethnicities in their children’s music education. She was awarded the McKnight Neighborhood Council’s 2014 Community Service Award for contributions to the cultural arts through her work with Suzuki musical instruction in Springfield. She is also an active soloist and chamber musician.

STEP Interfaith Holiday Sing-along