From Matsumoto to Cleveland

December 14, 2012, ASJ 41.1
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American Suzuki Journal 41.1

Previously printed in American Suzuki Journal 41.1. Reprinted with permission. Copyright © 2012 Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.

Michele Higa George

Michele Higa George serves the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) as a teacher trainer, and has been a member of the SAA board and teacher development committee. She is executive producer of the award-winning documentary Nurtured By Love – the life and work of Shinichi Suzuki.

Ms. George designed and implemented the Master of Music at the Cleveland Institute of Music in Violin Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy in 1986 and served as the Director of the Sato Center for Suzuki Studies for sixteen years.

She has trained teachers throughout the United States and Canada, as well as assisting developing Suzuki programs in Puerto Rico, Central America, Taiwan, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. Closer to home, Michele
founded and co-directed East Cleveland Rainbow Suzuki Strings

Ms. George resides in Chicago, Illinois where she works as a freelance musician, Suzuki teacher, and teacher trainer. Her time is largely devoted to raising sixteen-year-old daughter, Emiko.

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