Spreading Holiday Cheer!

The students of the Severson Suzuki Strings Studio were excited to spread holiday cheer to the residents of the Waunakee, Wisconsin Memory Care facility. After we performed a mini concert of Suzuki music and holiday tunes, the children mingled with the residents wishing them a happy holidays and thanking them for coming to our concert.

Image by Janelle Severson

Janelle Severson

Janelle Severson grew up in Stevens Point, WI as a Suzuki kid who started Talent Education in 1980. Janelle earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education—University of Minnesota and a Master’s Degree in Music Education (Suzuki Pedagogy)—University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, completing long-term training from Patricia D’Ercole. Janelle was the director of Severson Suzuki Strings in Eau Claire, WI from 2002-2014 while working as a free-lance violinist performing with local orchestras. In 2014, Janelle moved to Waunakee, Wisconsin with her family and two pups, where she has continued her program. Janelle served as the Vice President/President-Elect for the Suzuki Association of Wisconsin. In 2018, she was honored by the Suzuki Association of Wisconsin with the Sensei Award for Leadership and Caring. Janelle teaches at workshops and be a guest clinician throughout the United States and has been on faculty at the American Suzuki Institute since 2002.

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