Satoko Umaoka Oshima

Satoko Oshima started playing the violin with the Suzuki Method at age nineteen while she was pursuing BA in political science at Capital University (Columbus, OH). She became quite interested in the Suzuki philosophy and decided to study the violin further in Japan. For next three years, she worked closely with Mr. Hiromu Yasuda, who was named by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki as one of ten successors to him. She then came back to US for teacher training with Dr. Louise Scott and Ms. Karin Hallberg of Northern Arizona University. She now holds master of music in violin performance with an emphasis in Suzuki Pedagogy and master of education in secondary education with certification emphasis, both degrees from Northern Arizona University. She is currently a busy mom of two-year-old twin daughters.

Behind the Suzuki Method The Cultural and Educational Background of Dr Shinichi Suzukis Talent Education

December 1, 2011 by Masayuki Oshima, Satoko Umaoka Oshima

I have been fortunate to be involved with the Suzuki method, as a student and a teacher, for more than thirty years, working in Japan and the US, and I had a feeling that I knew the Suzuki method very well. Read more ▶


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