Sarah Hersh

Sarah Hersh

Sarah Hersh is Associate Professor of String Education and Violin at the Crane School of Music, State University of New York Potsdam. Since founding Crane’s National String Project in 2000, she has developed a generation of string teachers and has helped university students provide quality education to community children through the violin, viola, cello, bass, and harp.

Dr. Hersh studied with Dr. Shinichi Suzuki for three years, graduating from his Talent Education Research Institute in 1976. Her 1995 doctoral dissertation is titled Music Educator Shinichi Suzuki: His Teacher Development Program and Studio Teaching. She is a registered Violin Teacher Trainer through the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

What We Studied Lessons with and from Dr Suzuki

What We Studied: Lessons with and from Dr. Suzuki

Matsumoto Memoir  Sarah Hersh

October 3, 2017 by Sarah Hersh, Margaret Watts Romney

We are dipping back to a series of recordings—interviews made a number of years ago with people who studied with Shinichi Suzuki in Japan in decades past. In their voices, hear their curiosity and admiration as they remember their experiences. Also, you can hear the inspiration, wisdom, and gratitude that they’ve kept with them since they left. We’ve heard similar stories from Winifred Crock, Helen Higa, and Mark Bjork about their time studying in Matsumoto with Shinichi Suzuki. So while we are working on the full episodes for Season Two, we will occasionally release these Matsumoto Memoires: simple storytelling, straight from the people who were there… Lightly edited for clarity, without narration. Our story starts in the 70’s, in Ohio where Sarah Hersh was studying music. She loved playing violin, was curious about teaching, and happened to have a lucky locker assignment. Welcome to this Matsumoto Memoir from Sarah Hersh. Read more ▶

Tribute to Art

Tribute to Art

A Tribute to Dr Shinichi Suzuki

A Tribute to Dr. Shinichi Suzuki

News From Matsumoto

News From Matsumoto