Yumi & Nick Kendall: Our experience as Suzuki siblings
Video: 17 minutes
Image by Loren Abramson
Violinist and conductor Loren Abramson has taught Instrumental Strings for 22 years at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels in the Rockwood and Parkway School Districts outside of St. Louis, Missouri. Prior to her public school career, Ms. Abramson served as a Suzuki Violin teacher on the faculties of the St. Louis Community Music School, Tucson AZ Talent Education, and Ithaca Talent Education in New York.
Ms. Abramson holds Bachelors of Music from Ithaca College and a Master of Arts in Music Education from Lindenwood University. She studied violin and Suzuki pedagogy with Sanford Reuning and John Kendall. Additional violin studies were with Pamela Gearhart, Theodora McMillan, and Lorraine Glass-Harris of the St. Louis Symphony.
Ms. Abramson maintains a private violin studio and performs regularly with the Heritage String Quartet. She also enjoys a mentoring roll with students in the Washington University Symphony orchestra. A nationally recognized clinician, she has served as a guest teacher at many summer Suzuki Institutes (Stevens Point, Ithaca, Atlanta, Memphis, Guelph, Ontario, Pullman, Washington), and winter workshops (Syracuse NY, Cleveland Institute of Music OH, Atlanta GA, Gainesville FL).
In 2000, the Shenandoah Valley Elementary School Honors Orchestra under Ms. Abramson’s direction was invited to perform at the Suzuki Association of the Americas National Conference in Cincinnati. The orchestra was invited back in 2006 and 2008 to perform at the SAA Conference in Minneapolis.
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