Christie Felsing

Christie Felsing received her Bachelor of Music in violin performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studying violin with Vartan Manoogian and pedagogy with Marvin Rabin. After a year of graduate studies at Boston University, including Suzuki teacher training, she pursued a nine-month Suzuki internship with Doris Preucil at the Preucil School of Music. This experience led her to complete a Master of Music degree in Suzuki pedagogy at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville with John Kendall. From 1996-2014, she was on the violin faculty of the Preucil School of Music, where she served as Assistant Director. Christie is a registered SAA Violin Teacher Trainer, teaches in the Hartt Suzuki Program, and leads long-term Suzuki pedagogy courses at the University of Hartford. Her service to the SAA includes: Board of Directors (2004-2009), SAA Conference Coordinator (2010), Teacher Development Advisory Committee, and past SAA staff member.

Review Reading between the Lines

February 1, 2016 by Christie Felsing

The process of learning to read music is a vital skill that Suzuki teachers instill in students. It is a progressive skill, which requires daily home practice paired with weekly attention at lessons. In the end, it is an essential… Read more ▶

Parents as Partners Online

Parents as Partners Online

Doris and Bill Preucil Inspiring a Musical Vision

August 15, 2014 by Christie Felsing

On Sunday, May 25, at the 2014 Suzuki Association of the Americas Conference in Minneapolis, the Preucils were recognized for their contribution to the Suzuki world at large. This special tribute, titled “Doris and Bill Preucil: Inspiring a Musical Vision,”… Read more ▶

Active Communication within the Suzuki Studio Leadership Retreat Recap

May 30, 2013 by Heidi Curatolo, Christie Felsing

How do you encourage active communication in your studio? Among parents? Among students? Supporting colleagues? Read more ▶

Parents as Partners Online 2012 WrapUp

September 1, 2012 by Christie Felsing

From January 30 through June 30, more than 6900 parents and teachers enrolled in the 2012 Parents as Partners Online event. This SAA offering aimed to provide a dose of parent education, as well as nurture, inspire and rejuvenate participants. Read more ▶

Honoring Carolyn McCall A Creative Suzuki Spirit

August 11, 2011 by Christie Felsing, Linda Perry

The SAA would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Carolyn McCall for her many years of service to the organization and Suzuki community at large. Read more ▶

Parents as Partners Online 2011 Acknowledgments

May 25, 2011 by Christie Felsing

Parents as Partners Online (PPO) was a six week event that featured over fifty inspirational talks on various parent education and Suzuki related topics. This unique program was intended to nurture parents, whether new or veterans to the Suzuki Method. Response… Read more ▶

2010 A True Team Effort

September 21, 2010 by Christie Felsing

A job worth doing is worth doing together! The 2010 SAA Conference saw true teamwork in action! From its brainstorming stages to the on-site cooperation and collaboration amongst the entire crew, the 13th biennial conference attracted 850 teachers plus many parent,… Read more ▶

Meet the Claremont Trio

Meet the Claremont Trio

Thoughts from Outgoing Board Members

Thoughts from Outgoing Board Members

Annual Meeting 2009

April 6, 2009 by Lamar Blum, Pam Brasch, Teri Einfeldt, Ruth Engle Larner, Christie Felsing, Mark George, Marilyn Kesler, Carol Ourada, Diane Schroeder, Beth Titterington

The 2009 Annual Membership Meeting was broadcast live on the web on April 4th, 2009 from the SAA office in Boulder, Colorado. It features the new teacher development video “A Suzuki Teacher’s Pledge”, a tour of the SAA office, and… Read more ▶

Introducing Dr Richard K Miller

August 1, 2007 by Christie Felsing

It is with great pleasure that I introduce SAA Honorary Board member Dr. Richard K. Miller, founding president of Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in Needham, MA. A former Suzuki parent, Dr. Miller has incorporated many aspects of the… Read more ▶

Good to Great Entrepreneurial Leadership in Higher Education

Good to Great: Entrepreneurial Leadership in Higher Education

Developing Artistry from the Beginning

Developing Artistry from the Beginning

A True Passion for Live

A True Passion for Live

Violin Sessions A Potpourri of Choices

Violin Sessions: A Potpourri of Choices

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