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American Suzuki Journal 42.3

Previously printed in American Suzuki Journal 42.3. Reprinted with permission. Copyright © 2014 Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.

Zachary Ebin

Dr. Zachary Ebin is the Director of the Suzuki Program at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music. Zachary holds a BA and an MA from Brandeis University, an MM from the Boston Conservatory, and a PhD from York University. Before relocating to Nashville, Dr. Ebin was on the faculty of Etobicoke Suzuki Music where he founded and directed Arco Violini, an advanced pre-college string orchestra dedicated to giving back to the community through performances at hospitals, senior residences, and charity events. In high demand as a guest clinician Zachary has taught and lectured all over North America at conferences, institutes, and workshops. His research has been published in the American Suzuki Journal and the American String Teacher.

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Margot Jewell

Margot Jewell has enjoyed working with young people and their families, first at the Hamilton Suzuki School where she taught violin and was also the director. In 1982 she founded Etobicoke Suzuki Music, where she presently teaches and is co-director. She received training from many inspiring Suzuki trainers, including a three-month study time in Matsumoto with Shinichi Suzuki in 1985. Margot is now a registered Suzuki violin Teacher Trainer with the SAA.

Margot was an active freelance musician and currently enjoys her work as a festival adjudicator across Canada and an Examiner for the Royal Conservatory of Music . As the RCM String Specialist, Margot is involved in the training and development of examiners. She enjoys teaching at Suzuki workshops and institutes as well as summer music camps. She is a past board member of the SAA and the Suzuki Association of Ontario .

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