Michele Higa George

Michele Higa George

Michele Higa George serves the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) as a teacher trainer, and has been a member of the SAA board and teacher development committee. She is executive producer of the award-winning documentary Nurtured By Love – the life and work of Shinichi Suzuki.

Ms. George designed and implemented the Master of Music at the Cleveland Institute of Music in Violin Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy in 1986 and served as the Director of the Sato Center for Suzuki Studies for sixteen years.

She has trained teachers throughout the United States and Canada, as well as assisting developing Suzuki programs in Puerto Rico, Central America, Taiwan, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. Closer to home, Michele
founded and co-directed East Cleveland Rainbow Suzuki Strings

Ms. George resides in Chicago, Illinois where she works as a freelance musician, Suzuki teacher, and teacher trainer. Her time is largely devoted to raising sixteen-year-old daughter, Emiko.

From Matsumoto to Cleveland

From Matsumoto to Cleveland

Waltraud Suzuki

June 20, 2005 by Michele Higa George

Nurtured By Love: A True Story As with many notable figures in history, Shinichi Suzuki rose to public consciousness in an unobtrusive manner. The children who motivated his life’s work grew in both numbers and were able to show the world… Read more ▶

Shinichi Suzuki A Living Legacy

June 1, 2005 by Michele Higa George

As I reflect upon the continued influence of Suzuki-sensei (honored teacher) in my life, there are moments when I am keenly aware that seven long years have passed since he last walked among us. At other times it seems only… Read more ▶

Nurtured by Love A True Story

Nurtured by Love: A True Story

Cavani Quartet Adds Special Energy

Cavani Quartet Adds Special Energy

Noble Hearts Beautiful People Developing the Whole Child

Noble Hearts, Beautiful People: Developing the Whole Child

5th Conference Violin Sessions

5th Conference: Violin Sessions


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