Ms. Carol J. Waldvogel

Violin, Viola, Cello Teacher

Carol Waldvogel

SAA Member


Milwaukee, WI
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Carol Waldvogel is the director/founder of North Shore Suzuki Strings in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  She holds a MME with an emphasis on the Suzuki method, from the University of Colorado and a BME from Illinois State University.  Carol was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Suzuki Association of Wisconsin and is a former member of the board of directors of the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

Ms. Waldvogel had the opportunity to study with Dr. Suzuki in Matsumoto, Japan in 1983.  Her Master’s degree work was with William Starr, a renowned Suzuki pedagogue, whom was instrumental in introducing the Suzuki method in the United States.  He is the author of many books, including The Suzuki Violinist and To Learn With Love.  Other Suzuki training includes courses with Marge Aber, Gilda Barston, Tonya Carey, Rhonda Cole, Teri Einfeldt, John Kendal, Kay Collier-(Sloane) McLaughlin and William and Doris Preucil, and Almita Vamos.

Carol received the Byron Hester Outstanding Faculty Award in 2004 in Colorado and was the recipient of the Suzuki Chair award in 2009 in Wisconsin.  In 2016, the Suzuki Association of Wisconsin honored Carol with the Sensei Award for “Leadership and Caring.”  She was awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Studio Teaching from the Civic Music Association of Milwaukee in 2020. Carol has been a guest clinician at many Suzuki workshops and Suzuki summer institutes throughout the United States and Mexico.