Carol Gwen Kiefer
Violin, Viola Teacher
Carol Gwen Kiefer
Education: MME, concentrating in Suzuki Pedagogy with John Kendall and Carol Smith, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois (1993/1994), thesis preparation with Lili Levinowitz (2000); BME magna cum laude K-12 upper string specialist, PA board certification, Temple University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1988); Apprenticeship with Linda Fiore through Temple University, continuing at DaCore Talent Education, Philadelphia, PA (1987-1990); Registration with the Suzuki Association of the Americas, Violin levels 1a & 1b through Book 8 (1987-1993), ECC (2011), SPA (2011); Music Reading: From Sound to Symbol with Caroline Fraser (2014). Continuing education in Suzuki pedagogy from workshops, Suzuki Association of the Americas conferences (1998-); Music Together™ training with Lili Levinowitz and Kenneth Guilmartin, Princeton, NJ (1999-2004); Rolland method of violin technique with Nancy Kredel and Lynne Denig, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA (2010); Body Mapping with Jennifer Johnson (2012); Alexander Technique student (1996) with Diann Sichel (2002—present).
Teaching experience: 1988 to 1991 Bermuda Suzuki Association, Bermuda; 1991 to 1992 Belleville Philharmonic Society, Belleville, IL; 1992 to 1993 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Suzuki String Program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois; 1993 to 1996 Central Oregon Suzuki Strings, private studio, Bend, Oregon; Summer 1995 and 1996 Oregon Suzuki Institute; 1996 to 1999 Community Conservatory of Music, Doylestown, PA; 1998 to 2005 Moorestown School of Music, Moorestown, New Jersey; 1999 to 2004 Music Together™ Teacher, PA and NJ; 1999 to 2001 Mullica Hill Friends school, Mullica Hill, NJ; 2000 to 2003 Doylestown School of Music and the Arts, Doylestown, PA; 2002 to present Washington Crossing Violin & Viola Studio, Washington Crossing, PA.