Deborah Moench

Deborah Moench

Debbie Moench has maintained a Suzuki studio for the last 34 years, usually teaching 40-plus students each week. She is co-director, along with Ramona Stirling, for the Rocky Mountain Strings, a performing group of 40 students Book 5 and above. In August 2011, RMS gave concerts and workshops in Belgium and France, connecting with European Suzuki teachers Koen Rens and Wilfried Van Gorp.

Hiroko Primrose was Debbie’s principle mentor. Debbie is an active leader and participant in the Suzuki Association of Utah, and served as the 2012 SAA conference coordinator. Debbie lives in the foothills above Salt Lake City, UT, and each winter shovels a lot of snow. Life is busy and good!

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Time for Three Concert SAA 40th Anniversary Birthday Event

September 1, 2012 by Deborah Moench

The lights dimmed in the Grand Ballroom, and a hush fell over the audience as they anticipated the entrance of Tf3. Thunderous applause welcomed musicians Zach De Pue, Ranaan Meyer and Nick Kendall (grandson of American Suzuki pioneer John Kendall).… Read more ▶

2012 Forty and Forward

September 1, 2012 by Deborah Moench

The 2012 SAA Conference, “40 and Forward!” was a landmark event that featured quality, quantity, and a passion for learning and sharing. After two years of brainstorming and planning, it was thrilling to see and feel real people gather together in real time and a real space, ready to go forward! Read more ▶

The Rocky Mountain Strings Great Adventure An Exchange with Suzuki Students in Turnhout Belgium

May 1, 2012 by Deborah Moench, Ramona Stirling

The connection that began this adventure started in Turin, Italy at the Suzuki World Convention in 2006. After hearing a concert where the Rocky Mountain Strings performed, Koen Rens invited RMS students to go to Belgium for a workshop with his students. Read more ▶

Leadership Retreat WrapUp

August 11, 2011 by Susan Baer, Sally Gross, Gail Lange, Deborah Moench, Patricia Purcell, MaryLou Roberts

S—T—R—E—T—C—H It’s been a long time coming. I hadn’t even considered the possibility that I might be one until relatively recently. And to actually take on the role and don the mantel, to embrace the responsibility was like diving into the… Read more ▶

SYOA Students Parents and Teacher Share Their Experiences

May 25, 2011 by Isabelle Aboaf, McCall Andersen, Sally Gross, Leah Keane, Deborah Moench

I attended as a first violinist in SYOA 2 this past year, the fourteenth biennial conference. SYOA was the best experience I have had throughout my musical education. Read more ▶

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