Suzuki ECE from the Perspective of a Violin Teacher

American Suzuki Journal 43.1

Previously printed in American Suzuki Journal 43.1. Reprinted with permission. Copyright © 2014 Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.

Donna Lim

Donna Lim (Violin, viola) received her Suzuki teaching certificate from Dr. Shinichi Suzuki at the Talent Education Institute in Matsumoto, Japan. She is presently teaching at the Suzuki Music Studio of San Francisco and was the conductor of the Cadet and Senior Orchestras for the Golden Gate Philharmonic. Donna founded the Round Valley Strings and was its director for 17 years. Besides maintaining a violin/viola studio, she has taught kindergarten for 17 years as well as middle school orchestra for 8 years. She has been honored to be in the Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers in 1991 and 1994. She is also included in the Who’s Who Among American Women for 2010-2011 and Who’s Who in America starting in 2012 until the present, culminating in the Who’s Who in America Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017. Musical accomplishments include president of the Suzuki Music Association of California, director of the Northern California Suzuki Institute since 1993, editor of the International Suzuki Journal, teacher at the Dominican University Suzuki program, co-founder and director of a concert series—Music in Round Valley. She has been a registered teacher trainer for the Suzuki Association of the Americas since 1985. She plays viola with the Symphony Parnassus and has played violin for the Mendocino Music Festival, Cal Performances and sang in the soprano section of the San Francisco Bach Choir.

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