William Starr

William Starr

William Starr is an internationally recognized Suzuki pedagogue and a founder of the Suzuki Association of the Americas. He has appeared at workshops and conferences throughout the world, as teacher, conductor, soloist, and lecturer. Mr. Starr was a faculty member of the University of Tennessee Department of Music for many years, serving as chair from 1977–1982. During this time, he was first violinist with the University String Quartet and concertmaster of the Knoxville Symphony. has also served as an adjunct professor of music at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is author and co-author of numerous books, including Perceiving Music, a college theory text, and many Suzuki-related texts, including The Suzuki Violinist and, with his wife, Constance, To Learn with Love. From his experience as a university symphony conductor, Mr. Starr has first-hand knowledge of the relationship between the understanding of music theory and the reading skills of many young violinists. Passionate about teaching theory and music reading to children, he has published a series of reading books that incorporate what he calls “usable” theory. Mr. Starr is currently a faculty member of Boulder Suzuki Strings, which he has worked with since its inception in 1982.

SAA is 40  Visiting the Past Vitalizing the Future

December 14, 2012 by William Starr

First SAA President Bill Starr speaks about the founding of the Suzuki Association of the Americas 40 years ago. Keynote address from the 2012 SAA Conference. Read more ▶

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Excerpt from To Learn With Love

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Excerpt from To Learn With Love

Excerpt from To Learn With Love

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A Look at the Suzuki Scene  1974 Part 1

A Look at the Suzuki Scene—1974, Part 1

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