Mr. Edward Kreitman

Violin, Viola Teacher, Administrator
Violin, ECC Teacher Trainer

Edward Kreitman

SAA Member


Snellville, GA
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Edward Kreitman was the founder and Director of the Western Springs School of Talent Education and the Naperville Suzuki School from 1980 to 2024. Currently, he is the Director of the Intown Suzuki Studio in Atlanta, the Director of the Atlanta Suzuki Institute, and teaches Suzuki Pedagogy at the University of Georgia in Athens.

Mr. Kreitman received his undergraduate degree from Western Illinois University where he studied Suzuki Pedagogy with Doris Preucil and Almita Vamos. In 1986 , he studied with Dr. Suzuki at the Talent Education Summer School in Matsumoto, Japan.

Mr. Kreitman has served the Suzuki Teacher’s Association in many capacities including a member of the Board of Directors, Violin Committee, Teacher Development team and as Coordinator for several National Suzuki Teacher Conferences. Recently he served on the SAA team which developed the Every Child Can! introductory course. Edward Kreitman enjoys an international reputation as a guest clinician at Suzuki institutes and workshops.

Edward Kreitman has presented Keynote addresses at the National Suzuki Conferences for the New Zealand Suzuki Association, the Suzuki Association of the Americas, The European Suzuki Association, The British Suzuki Association, and the Brazilian Suzuki Association. Mr. Kreitman has taught at International Suzuki Conferences in Melbourne, Australia and Matsumoto, Japan.

Mr. Kreitman is a registered Teacher Trainer of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and is the author of Teaching from the Balance Point: A Guide for Suzuki Parents, Teachers and Students and Teaching with an Open Heart: A Guide for Developing Conscious Musicianship. In 2008, Mr. Kreitman was honored with the Suzuki Chair Award at the American Suzuki Institute in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

Mr. Kreitman was the 2019 recipient of the IL ASTA Outstanding Studio Teacher Award.