Susan McDonald

Susan McDonald

Susan Montzka McDonald directs the Suzuki Program at the Community Music School of Webster University, where she has taught for over thirty years. She has taught at numerous Suzuki workshops, and at the American (Stevens Point, WI), Chicago, Colorado, Florida, Louisville, and Peaks to Plains (CO) Suzuki Institutes. She recently completed a three-year term on the SAA Board of Directors.
Ms. McDonald began her study of the violin as a Suzuki student of Kazuko Numanami in Oberlin, Ohio. She earned her BM in Music Education from Lawrence University Conservatory and her MA in Violin Performance from Western Illinois University, where she studied Suzuki Pedagogy with Almita Vamos. She continued her long-term pedagogy study with John Kendall at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. She currently performs with the Metropolitan Orchestra of St. Louis. She is also the mother of two Suzuki violin graduates.

Reflections on Serving on the SAA Board of Directors

Reflections on Serving on the SAA Board of Directors

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