What We Studied
Lessons with and from Dr. Suzuki

December 19, 2018, ASJ 47.1
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American Suzuki Journal 47.1

Previously printed in American Suzuki Journal 47.1. Reprinted with permission. Copyright © 2018 Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.

Judy Bossuat-Gallic

A 1978 graduate of Dr. Suzuki’s Matsumoto Talent Education Institute, Judy Bossuat-Gallic’s contact with Dr. Suzuki began in 1974 and continued yearly through 1990. A registered Suzuki Teacher Trainer for SAA and the European Suzuki Association, and an honorary member of ESA in recognition for her 16 years of pioneer work during the early days of the Suzuki Method in Europe, Bossuat has taught violin and trained teachers for over 45 years at over 375 International Conferences, Institutes and Workshops all over the world. Past board member of the American String Teachers Association and National String Project Consortium,  she has also held faculty positions—(University of the Pacific, University of Oregon). Known for silently teaching large groups of children, she offers lessons and teacher training in Dallas and continues as Master Teacher of the String Project at Sacramento State University.

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Sarah Hersh

Sarah Hersh is Associate Professor of String Education and Violin at the Crane School of Music, State University of New York Potsdam. Since founding Crane’s National String Project in 2000, she has developed a generation of string teachers and has helped university students provide quality education to community children through the violin, viola, cello, bass, and harp.

Dr. Hersh studied with Dr. Shinichi Suzuki for three years, graduating from his Talent Education Research Institute in 1976. Her 1995 doctoral dissertation is titled Music Educator Shinichi Suzuki: His Teacher Development Program and Studio Teaching. She is a registered Violin Teacher Trainer through the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

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Linda received her Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and her Masters in Kodaly from Capital University. Additionally she received a Suzuki Teacher Training certificate after two years of study with Dr. Suzuki in Matsumoto, Japan and is a certified Teacher Trainer. She also has a certificate in Teaching English as a second language.
Linda started and developed an orchestra program in the Pickerington Public Schools, Pickerington, Ohio and also is the co-founder of the Youth Philharmonic of Central Ohio. Linda recently retired from the public schools but is actively involved with Suzuki Music Columbus, and teaches a string method class and lessons at Ohio Christian University.
She has performed with the Ohio Christian University that recently traveled to Japan in 2016 and 2017.
She currently is teaching violin to her 7 grandchildren.

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Roger received his Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and his Masters in Violin Performance from Michigan State University. Additionally he received a Suzuki Teacher Training certificate after two years of study under Dr. Suzuki in Matsumoto, Japan and is a certified Suzuki Teacher Trainer.
Roger has retired from the Columbus Public Schools string orchestra program after 37 years of teaching and currently teaches applied violin and viola at Ohio Christian University. Roger also is actively involved in Suzuki Music Columbus. Roger is the co-founder of the Youth Philharmonic of Central Ohio and the Ohio Christian University Chamber Orchestra. The OCU Chamber Orchestra recently performed concerts in Karuizawa, Japan and Matsumoto in 2016 and 2017.
Roger has a unique perspective of teaching not only form Dr. Suzuki but also teaching his children 4 times over and working with his 7 grandchildren.

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