Marilyn Kesler

Marilyn Kesler

Marilyn Kesler has recently retired after 42 years as a teacher in the Okemos, MI, Public Schools, teaching seventh and eighth grade strings and three high school orchestras. She is continues to be the director of the Community Education Suzuki program where she teaches Suzuki cello lessons.

Ms. Kesler earned a master’s degree in music education at Southern Illinois University where she specialized in the adaptation of the Suzuki violin method for the cello with John Kendall. Her undergraduate degree in music education was from Indiana University where she studied cello with Janos Starker and Leopold Terraspulsky.

She is presently chair-elect of the SAA Board of Directors. Past offices include president of Michigan Chapter of ASTA, secretary of the SAA, chairman of the SAA Cello Committee, Public School Committee, and Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association vice-President of Orchestra Activities. In 1990, she was the first recipient of the ASTA National School Educat

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August 15, 2014 by Marilyn Kesler

The 2014 summer has been wonderful. For me, it has included Suzuki Summer Institutes, meeting new colleagues, a less rigorous teaching schedule, an extended holiday to see family members, and a trip to the beautiful northwest portion of the United… Read more ▶

Chairs Column Promoting Suzuki Education

July 1, 2014 by Marilyn Kesler

Fifty years ago, Dr. Suzuki brought the first Talent Education Tour to the United States. I was teaching in Alton, Illinois, and going to school at Southern Illinois University, studying Suzuki education with Professor John Kendall. Little did I know… Read more ▶

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February 1, 2014 by Marilyn Kesler

A smile is a wonderful thing for so many reasons. So is a compliment. People know when a smile or a compliment is sincere. There are friends and colleagues who we admire because they are consistently positive in their relationships… Read more ▶

Leadership in the Suzuki Community through Empowering Others Leadership Retreat Recap

June 19, 2013 by Marilyn Kesler

How can we lead in our Suzuki communities by empowering others? Read more ▶

40 and Forward Words from the Board

September 1, 2012 by Susan Baer, Marilyn Kesler

As teachers, we are always giving, but in return we are blessed with gifts well beyond our sacrifices. Churchill wrote, “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” Maybe this is the reason so many of us continue teaching well beyond a retirement age. Read more ▶

Profile Marilyn Kesler Board of Directors ChairElect

August 11, 2011 by Marilyn Kesler

Meet newly-appointed SAA Board of Directors Chair-elect Marilyn Kesler. Kesler begins her two-year term as chair-elect on August 1, after which she will become board chair. Read more ▶

Update on John Kendall from Marilyn Kesler

November 30, 2010 by Marilyn Kesler

Dear Friends of John Kendall, As many of your know, last Tuesday, November 23rd, John Kendall suffered a stroke at his home in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I am happy to report that he is doing quite well and his condition has… Read more ▶

Following In Their Footsteps

January 1, 2010 by Marilyn Kesler

Dear Teachers and Families, Forty-five years ago, Dr Shinichi Suzuki brought several young Japanese string students to perform in the United States. At that time, I was a young string teacher, lucky enough to attend one of these concerts. I was… Read more ▶

String Connections in Michigan

String Connections in Michigan

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 ▶

Milton Goldberg Remembered

Milton Goldberg Remembered

An Interview with Irene Sharp

An Interview with Irene Sharp

Volume Seven Has Arrived

Volume Seven Has Arrived

Suzuki Cellists Can Read Too

Suzuki Cellists Can Read Too!

Steps to Skills

Steps to Skills

The Critical Element Timing

The Critical Element, Timing

Shifting A Fundamental for Cellists

Shifting, A Fundamental for Cellists

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