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 from the University of Minnesota in 2000, studying with Mark Bjork. She received a Master’s Degree in Music Education (Suzuki Pedagogy) from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 2002, receiving long-term training from Patricia D’Ercole. Janelle was the director of Severson Suzuki Strings in Eau Claire, WI from 2002-2014 as well 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 Suzuki program. Janelle has been invited to teach at workshops and be a guest clinician throughout the United States and has been on the faculty at the American Suzuki Institute since 2002. Janelle is serving as the Vice President/President-Elect for the Suzuki Association of Wisconsin.

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