Miss. Bonnie Brown
An experienced educator, Bonnie Brown has been teaching private and group Suzuki violin lessons for thirteen years. Bonnie began playing the violin at the age of eight, learning by way of the Suzuki method. Bonnie earned her master’s degree in Violin Performance from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa and earned double bachelor degrees in Violin Performance and String Pedagogy from the University of New Mexico, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has had the honor of studying Suzuki books and principles with Susan Kempter, Timothy Durbin, Charles Krigbaum, Martha Shackford, and John Kendall.
Also an active performer, Bonnie has performed in music festivals in Brazil, Italy, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, and Colorado. Bonnie has been a member of Orchestra Iowa in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Quad City Symphony in Rock Island, Illinois and the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, in Tallahassee, Florida. She also has performed with the Valdosta Symphony in Valdosta, Georgia, Sinfonia Gulf Coast in Destin, Florida, and Santa Fe Symphony in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Currently, Bonnie lives in West Palm Beach, Florida where she teaches violin at the Wellington Preparatory School. She performs with the Palm Beach Opera, the Kravis Pops Orchestra, the South Florida Symphony, the Atlantic Classical Orchestra, and Orchestra Miami, as well as other musical groups in the area.