Getting to Institute
Overcoming Obstacles for Students, Families, and Teachers

February 1, 2015, ASJ 43.2
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American Suzuki Journal 43.2

Previously printed in American Suzuki Journal 43.2. Reprinted with permission. Copyright © 2015 Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.

Erin Rushforth

Erin Rushforth is a Suzuki violin teacher in San Antonio, TX, with an eye for detail and a penchant for planning. She grew up as a Suzuki kid in Rochester, MN, and studied in high school with Mary West of the MacPhail Center for Music. Erin earned her MA in French studies from Brigham Young University. She has studied Suzuki pedagogy with Liz Arbus, Linda Fiore, Cathy Lee, Ann Montzka Smelser, and completed a one-year teaching practicum online with Pat d’Ercole.

Erin is the Director of the Japan-Seattle Suzuki Institute. She also organizes the Glendale Piano Competition in greater Los Angeles. You may also find her managing her household of 6, supervising music practice with her Suzuki daughter, running, cooking, planning a trip, or otherwise avoiding the laundry.

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