Kathleen Schoen

Kathleen Schoen

Kathleen Schoen has been teaching both flute and recorder since receiving her B.Mus degree from UBC in 1984. She is active in the Suzuki community both locally and internationally, as an Institute Director, Conference Co-ordinator, teacher, teacher trainer, and program administrator, and is the first Canadian flute teacher to receive the Certificate of Achievement from the SAA. She has also taught flute and recorder at the University of Alberta, Augustana campus. A performer on flute, baroque flute, and recorder, she works both as a soloist and with her chamber music group, the Schoen Duo. A Suzuki parent as well as a teacher, her daughter started in the Suzuki program at the age of 2 and is now also a trained Suzuki teacher.

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Introduction to Suzuki Recorder

Introduction to Suzuki Recorder

Inspiration and Connection at the 2015 Leadership Retreat

May 29, 2015 by Barbara Balatero, Heather Watson Hardie, Samara Humbert-Hughes, Laura Nerenberg, Alice Ann O'Neill, Kathleen Schoen, Danette Schuh, Rafael Videira

For many Suzuki teachers, SAA Conferences and Leadership Retreats are the best way to kick off summer. Packed full of inspiration and camaraderie, these events are not to be missed! Read more ▶

Suzuki Recorder Student Named as a 2012 US Presidential Scholars in the Arts

September 1, 2012 by Kathleen Schoen

On Monday, June 28, a young recorder player named Bryan Duerfeldt performed on the stage of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, along with the other 2012 US Presidential Scholars in the Arts. Read more ▶

Renata Pereira Featured in Recorder Sessions

September 1, 2012 by Kathleen Schoen

The recorder events at the recent SAA Biennial Conference had a very international flavour, with participants from Bermuda, Brazil, and Canada as well as the United States. Teachers and students worked together with our clinician, Renata Pereira, to perform a… Read more ▶

S eh eh Canadians meet at Minneapolis Conference

September 1, 2012 by Kathleen Schoen

A group of Canadian teachers met over lunch at the SAA Conference in May, to discuss our shared issues. We have one: distance. And we have a lot of it. Read more ▶

Suzuki in the Community Nano Videos presented at the 2012 Conference

June 20, 2012 by Kathleen Schoen, Thomas Wm Schoen, Heidi Schuller, Joanna Smulakowski

These short videos presented at the conference provide a wonderful introduction to the Suzuki Method, and how it can benefit the larger community as well as individual students. The Expanded Suzuki Triangle: Nurturing the Student within the Community by Kathleen & Thomas… Read more ▶

The Expanded Suzuki Triangle Nurturing the Student within the Community

June 20, 2012 by Kathleen Schoen, Thomas Wm Schoen

This is a video response to a parent who asked, “Why bother with an institute?” We tried to go back to the basic principles of Suzuki philosophy to explain how events like institutes, group classes, and conference opportunities provide the… Read more ▶

New Canadian Suzuki Website  Discussion Forum

June 14, 2012 by Kathleen Schoen

Hello, all Canadian SAA members! At the recent SAA conference, there was an informal session where Canadian members discussed issues of mutual concern. This message is one result of our discussions. There is now a Canada page on the SAA website. (There’s… Read more ▶

Edmonton Suzuki Flute and Recorder Society Haiti Fundraiser

March 8, 2010 by Kathleen Schoen

The Edmonton Suzuki Flute and Recorder Society used their annual Winter Recital in January 2010 as a fundraiser for earthquake relief in Haiti. They raised $226.50 with a silver collection at the door, but with the matching grant for donations from… Read more ▶

SAA 13th Biennial Conference

SAA 13th Biennial Conference

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