Lisa Batten Murray from USA with Eriko Shimada and Masayo Okano in Finland  June-July 2012

Lisa Batten Murray from USA with Eriko Shimada and Masayo Okano in Finland June-July 2012

Suzuki Voice Teacher Training in Finland June -July 2012. After Exam recital: from USA Lisa Batten Murray, level 1 with Eriko Shimada, level 2 (England-Japan) and Masayo Okano, level 1 (Japan).

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Paivi Kukkamaki

Päivi Kukkamäki is the founder of the Suzuki Voice Program, which she started 1986 in Finland with the support of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki and Waltraud Suzuki. Kukkamaki has a Doctor of Music Degree from Sibelius University 2003. She is a chairperson of the International Suzuki Voice Committee and a registered Suzuki Voice Teacher Trainer of ESA, PPSA and SAA. She has graduated from Sibelius University with the highest degree in singing 1988. Her teachers have been opera singers Jorma Hynninen, Raili Kostiaa and Birgit Nilsson.

Dr. Kukkamaki has given lectures, workshops and teacher training in 15 countries (Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin-America and USA), participated in 41 international Conventions/workshops and trained Suzuki Voice Teachers from 20 countries. Kukkamaki has directed 10 opera or musical productions. Most recently in 2013 she was awarded an honorary medal of a Knight of the Order of The White Rose of Finland. www.suzukivoice.com

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