Amy E. Tomlinson
Amy Tomlinson has taught Suzuki Violin and Viola for sixteen years working with students of all levels from age three through adult. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Studies and East Carolina University with a Master of Music Degree in Suzuki Pedagogy and Violin Performance. She also holds an All-Level Music Teaching Certificate from the state of Texas. Amy worked with Suzuki in the Schools trainer Dr. Laurie Scott while at UT who encouraged her to pursue long-term training after graduation. She also was fortunate to study with Dr. Bob Duke during her last two years at UT, while finishing her coursework and teaching orchestra. While at ECU she worked with long-term teacher trainer Joanne Bath to complete training in books 1-10. During her time at ECU she served as Mrs. Bath’s teaching assistant, maintained a private studio at home, performed with local orchestras in the area and taught at the North Carolina Suzuki Institute. In addition, she has completed additional units on violin, viola, cello, a practicum, Suzuki Principles in Action (SPA) and the Suzuki in the Schools course with various trainers. Amy taught in the Hurst Euless Bedford Independent School District (HEBISD) Suzuki Strings Program for 13 years teaching private lessons and group class to 50 violin, viola and cello students each week. In 2008 Amy provided a teacher in-service session on the Suzuki Method for Waco ISD orchestra teachers. Amy particularly enjoys working with young violin students and recently served on a group class panel at the 2014 SAA conference speaking about pre-twinkle group teaching. Amy is currently the Past-President of the North Texas Suzuki Association. Amy is Mom to two young Suzuki students, her eight year-old son and six year-old son both study Suzuki piano.