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September 21, 2009, ASJ 37.4
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American Suzuki Journal 37.4

Previously printed in American Suzuki Journal 37.4. Reprinted with permission. Copyright © 2009 Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.

Liz Johnston

Liz Johnston graduated from University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Music degree in Performance. She started teaching at the Seneca College Suzuki Program from 1988—1991, and continued to teach at North York Suzuki starting in 1991 as one of it’s founding members. She has received Suzuki certification Books 1-8 with several teacher trainers including Michele George, John Kendall, William Starr, Alice Joy Lewis and Edmund Sprunger, and is currently taking a practicum course with Paule Barsalou at the RCM in Toronto.

Liz has been a member of the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra since 1994, and freelances with many other orchestras in the Toronto area. Liz has also been a member of the Aradia Ensemble since 2002 performing on baroque violin.

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Gretchen Paxson-Abberger holds a bachelor of liberal arts from Bennington College, a bachelor in performance from the Manhattan School of Music, and a masters degree in Baroque Violin from the Mannes College of Music.

She earned a two-year training certificate from the School for Strings in New York working closely with Louise Behrend, and taught violin at the School for Strings and the Manhattan School of Music preparatory department. Further development was with Ronda Cole, Alan Lieb, Carey Beth Hockett, Brian Lewis, and Ed Sprunger. Gretchen teaches violin at the North York Suzuki School of Music and is the Artistic Director at the Miles Nadal jcc Suzuki Program in Toronto. She has been a guest workshop teacher in Toronto, and has also taught at the Southwest Ontario Suzuki Institute (SOSI). Gretchen founded Thanks to Dr. Suzuki Concert Performances.

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