Ms. Carol G. Kiefer

Violin, Viola Teacher

Carol Kiefer

SAA Member


Washington Crossing, PA

Carol Gwen Kiefer holds a Master of Music in Education from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where she served as a graduate teaching assistant to John Kendall. Carol enjoyed pedagogy with Carol Smith, and collaborating with a host of graduate teaching assistants from around the world. Dr. Lili M. Levinowitz, professor of music education at Rowan University, directed Carol’s thesis from Philadelphia, PA. 

Ms. Kiefer holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, earning her Pennsylvania board certification as a K-12 upper strings specialist. She studied viola with the late Leonard Mogill, violist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, in high school and while at Temple University. Additionally with Edward Gazouleas, himself a graduate student of Karen Tuttle at the Curtis Institute of Music, and Geoffrey Michaels, an Australian-born violinist and violist and Curtis alumni. Ms. Kiefer was introduced to the Suzuki Method by Ms. Linda Wear Fiore at Temple University. 

Carol is a former secretary and board member of the Greater Philadelphia Suzuki Association. She has organized and directed play-ins, master classes, workshops, recitals, and professional development courses for GPSA. Ms. Kiefer is convinced that, “Every Child Can Be Educated”, it all depends on us.