Ruth Engle Larner

Ruth Engle Larner

Ruth Engle Larner has been a part of the Suzuki world since 1968: as a Suzuki violin student growing up in Iowa, as a Suzuki violin teacher in Iowa, Illinois, Arizona and Colorado, and as a Suzuki parent to her son. Ruth earned her MM degree and completed her SAA long-term teacher training with John Kendall at Southern Illinois University and was also fortunate to spend a summer observing and studying with Dr. Suzuki in Matsumoto. She served a term on the Suzuki Association of the Americas board from 2007-2010, and as the SAA Conference Coordinator for 2014. She maintains a private studio in Fort Collins, Colorado, has been a free-lance violinist with numerous orchestras in the area, and has taught at workshops and institutes in Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado.

16th Biennial Conference WrapUp

16th Biennial Conference Wrap-Up

Suzuki Americas 2014 WrapUp

Suzuki Americas 2014 Wrap-Up

SAA Board Experiences

September 21, 2010 by Ruth Engle Larner

As my three-year term as a member of the SAA’s Board of Directors comes to a close, I can look back over those years and see growth—growth in the SAA as an association and proponent for excellent music education, and… Read more ▶

Ask the Experts 4 Teacher Mentors

November 4, 2009 by Ruth Engle Larner

Last summer, focus groups at summer Institutes were asked to submit questions for a panel of “Suzuki Experts” to answer. This is the fourth installment. How do you arrange for someone in the community to mentor a new teacher? While there is… Read more ▶

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 ▶

Going oncegoing twicesold

December 10, 2008 by Ruth Engle Larner

A silent auction fund-raiser was held at the 2008 SAA Conference, organized by the SAA’s Board of Directors. Many businesses and individuals graciously donated items and services to be auctioned. The variety ranged from instruments to software to jewelry to… Read more ▶


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