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American Suzuki Journal 46.2

Previously printed in American Suzuki Journal 46.2. Reprinted with permission. Copyright © 2018 Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.

Vanessa Vari

Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, Vanessa Vari studied the violin with Mary Cay Neal and the Buffalo Suzuki Strings for 16 years. She was a proud member/chaperone of their advanced touring ensemble for 6 international tours, and enjoyed some training with Dr. Suzuki in Australia. After a music education degree from BGSU in Ohio, Ms. Vari received her Master’s Degree in Suzuki Pedagogy from Sandy Reuning and Ithaca College. She enjoyed teaching for 3 years with Sally Gross and the Suzuki String School of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, followed by being a partner of Boulder Suzuki Strings, led by Amy Gesmer-Packman, for 6 years. Ms. Vari now directs the Suzuki Strings of Denver, where private and group Suzuki Violin lessons as well as Suzuki Early Childhood Education classes are offered. She was co-coordinator of the SYOA orchestras at the ‘08 & ‘10 SAA Conferences.

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