Carolyn McCall Catalano

Carolyn McCall Catalano

Carolyn McCall started learning violin in 1966 as a child in John Kendall’s Suzuki program. She earned her BA in music from the University of Illinois and MM in violin from the Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, including long-term Suzuki teacher training with Kendall. Carolyn has lived and taught violin, viola, and music&movement in Austria, Wisconsin, and Illinois. She was a Suzuki parent to her 2 children, now grown. She published many articles and the book “Group Lessons for Suzuki Violin and Viola” and was Coordinator of the 2004 SAA Conference. She taught at workshops and institutes nationally and internationally but now mainly focusses on her Goshen Suzuki Strings program in Edwardsville, Illinois.

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Courage at the Hitz Home

August 11, 2011 by Carolyn McCall Catalano

For thirty-four years, I spent hours each day teaching children to play the violin. The violin lessons were more than music; we worked with one another’s spirits. Read more ▶

What You Need to Know About Rosin

What You Need to Know About Rosin

Opportunity Knocks

Opportunity Knocks

What Are Suzuki Group Lessons For Part 2

What Are Suzuki Group Lessons For? Part 2

The 11th SAA Conference is Like a Wedding Cake

The 11th SAA Conference is Like a Wedding Cake

What are Suzuki Group Lessons For Part 1

What are Suzuki Group Lessons For? Part 1

SAA Conference Thoughts

SAA Conference Thoughts

Concert Manners

June 1, 2002 by Carolyn McCall Catalano

Listen regularly to the type of music your child is studying. Include recordings of pieces on upcoming concerts. Attend concerts to learn standard concert behavior. Seek out free concerts with open seating, at least at first. Sit quietly in the back.… Read more ▶

Motivation

Motivation

Twinkle in the Valley of Hammocks

Twinkle in the Valley of Hammocks

Practice Time

Practice Time

Reading Skills

Reading Skills

Viola Sessions

Viola Sessions

Teenagers Awful or Awesome

Teenagers: Awful or Awesome?

Kids Are Worth It by Barbara Coloroso

Kids Are Worth It! by Barbara Coloroso

Listening

Listening

PreTwinkle  Book One Financial Planning for Teachers

Pre-Twinkle & Book One Financial Planning for Teachers

Reduce Reuse Recycle Your Time

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Your Time

Group Class Ideas

Group Class Ideas

Animal Images

Animal Images

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