Marilyn Andersen holds the BM degree from Wheaton College and the MM degree from Indiana University. She has taught the Suzuki method for piano in the Wheaton College Community School of the Arts since 1975 and now teaches 15-18 students. She has had many students who have studied with her for 12 to 14 years and some have gone on to conservatory study in their college years. In 1986 Ms. Andersen traveled to Matsumoto, Japan, to study under and observe the teaching of Dr. Haruko Kataoka and Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. Ms. Andersen is a registered teacher trainer of the Suzuki method for piano and has done teaching training at several summer institutes, as well as teaching an ongoing teacher training class throughout the year.