A Suzuki violin teacher for over 30 years, Lamar Blum was introduced to Suzuki Method in 1963. Since that time, she has established a Suzuki studio in Elgin, Illinois for violin, viola, cello, bass and flute. As director and teacher, Lamar organizes, administrates and teaches in the Elgin program. Lamar has served a three-year term on the board of directors for Suzuki Association of the Americas. She has also served the SAA as a committee chair & co-chair for the National Conference, speaker for the Leadership Conferences and has contributed several articles to the American Suzuki Journal, the summer Minijournal and Suzuki World magazines. She hastaught at institutes across the country (both summer & weekend) and has directed the Montana Suzuki Strings Institute since 2005. As a member of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra for three decades, Lamar served on the players’ council for ten years of those years.