Dr. Amber Dahlen Peterson

Violin, Viola Teacher, Parent

Amber Dahlen Peterson

SAA Member

Dr. Amber Dahlén Peterson  completed the Suzuki Violin Teacher Training program at the Cleveland Institute of Music while working on her doctorate in music education at Case Western Reserve University. She also holds music education degrees from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She is currently accepting Suzuki students for Fall 2023 through the Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts in Bethel, KS. Prior to beginning her doctorate, Dr. Peterson taught orchestra in Moline, Illinois, teaching at the elementary, middle and high school levels. She has also served on the staffs of the Delano Summer Youth Orchestras, the Cole Family Summer Music Festival, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Illinois Summer Youth Music, Illinois Ambassadors of Music, and the Cleveland Music School Settlement. She has held leadership positions in the Illinois Music Education Association and American String Teachers Association and currently chairs the KASTA Solo Competition. Dr. Peterson has presented sessions for state music education conferences in Ohio, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, and Wisconsin, as well national conferences of the American String Teachers Association, the American Educational Research Association, the Symposium on Music Teacher Education, and the National Association for Music Education.