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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.

Libby Felts

Libby Felts is publications editor for the Suzuki Association of the Americas. She holds a master of fine arts in creative writing with an emphasis in nonfiction from the University of Wyoming and an interdisciplinary bachelor of arts with concentrations in creative writing, women’s and gender studies, and environmental advocacy from the University of Missouri. When not engaging in arts advocacy, she can be found mountain biking the foothills of Colorado’s Front Range.

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Laurie Niles

Laurie Niles believes in the talent and dignity of every child, and in Shinichi Suzuki’s idea that those best qualities can be cultivated, with love, through music. Laurie teaches with Suzuki Talent Education of Pasadena. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Northwestern University and a Master of Arts degree in Journalism from Indiana University, where she also studied violin. She is also the founder of

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