Deakins Suzuki Strings Performing at Summit Place

Students from Deakins Suzuki Strings gathered together to perform a lunch concert for the residents of Summit Place on Daniel Island. The students performed solos and group pieces together, finishing off with a unique rendition of “Happy Birthday” in honor of a student’s 7th birthday on the day of the performance. Daniel Island is a small neighbor of Charleston, South Carolina.

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Lisa Deakins

Lisa Deakins is a violinist, fiddler, and Suzuki violin teacher in Charleston, South Carolina. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Commercial Music Performance from Belmont University and a Master of Music degree in Music Education from East Carolina University.
Lisa worked professionally for country singer Pam Tillis and Grand Ole Opry legend Whisperin’ Bill Anderson. She has produced three fiddle recordings and received an International Bluegrass Music Association Award.
Lisa’s students study classical playing as well as various fiddle styles, and she has arranged a series of music books for Suzuki violinists called “Fiddlin’ Favorites,” licensed by the International Suzuki Association. When Lisa is not teaching, you can find her performing throughout the southeast or strolling the streets of Charleston with her husband and son. For more information, visit

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