Lightning Sessions, We Are Suzuki, May 27 2022

Liza Barley: “Hop Hop Creative Orchestra: Pittsburgh’s Answer to bringing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Together”

Katie Perry: “We are a Rainbow: A Quick Introduction to Gender Diversity for Music Teachers”

Laura Sinclair: “Autonomy: How Putting my Students in the Driver’s Seat Helped us all Thrive in the Pandemic”

Video by Liza Barley, Katie Perry, Laura Sinclair

Liza Barley

Liza Barley’s work is driven by her belief that the arts are a powerful medium through which to connect people from all walks of life, empower communities, and charge individuals to think creatively. Liza works as a Suzuki violin/viola teacher, creative workshop leader and performing artist.

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Katie Perry

Katie Perry has taught piano and voice lessons for over three decades. A graduate of the University of Southern California, she performed professionally as a classical singer, before becoming a music educator. Katie has completed courses at the Holy Names University Suzuki Piano Teacher Training Institute, the San Diego Suzuki Institute, the SAA conference, and the first Suzuki Conference of the Americas in Cancún, Mexico. Katie teaches piano and Suzuki Early Childhood Education from her home studio in Sebastopol, California.

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Laura Sinclair

Laura Sinclair  – Violist/Violinist/Educator/Canadian.  An active performer in the South Florida music scene, she is assistant principal violist of Symphony of the Americas and the Kravis Pops Orchestra and freelances with area orchestras. She is the former Director of Strings for Plumosa School of the Arts, Orchestra director of the Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc Summer Strings at Lynn University and Director of Community Outreach and Education for the Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition. An excited Suzuki educator, Laura enjoys sharing her love of the Suzuki method with her private studio and public school classroom. She believes that every child deserves to experience the joy of music. To learn more:

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