Carrie Grace Beisler

Violin Teacher

Carrie Grace Beisler

SAA Member


Anoka, MN
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Carrie Beisler began her violin studies at age four with Nancy Lokken at the Augsburg College Suzuki Education Program in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She received a Masters of Music with a focus in Suzuki Pedagogy from The University of Minnesota studying under Professor Mark Bjork and completed her Bachelor of Music from The University of Iowa under the instruction of Dr. Scott Conklin. As an undergraduate and graduate student, Carrie received multiple music awards and scholarships and actively participated in multiple regional and semi-professional orchestras. Throughout her career she has studied and worked with such teachers as, Paul Kantor, Doris Preucil, William Preucil Jr., Brian Lewis, Ranata Knific, Augustin Hadelich, and Joan Kwon. In chamber music, she studied under Tom Rosenberg, Stella Anderson, Kathe Jarka, The Maia Quartet, and The Parker Quartet.

Carrie started her Suzuki training in Iowa City, IA with Christie Felsing at the Preucil School of Music. She has continued training at the American Suzuki Institute with Nancy Jackson, Alice Joy Lewis, and Carol Dallinger. She also received certification through all the Suzuki Violin Books with Professor Mark Bjork at the University of Minnesota. While working on her Master’s Degree, Carrie taught Suzuki violin and group classes at the St. Joseph School of Music in St. Paul MN.

Carrie has been an active member with the Suzuki Association of the Americas for the last 8 years. She co-presented at the 2014 SAA conference which resulted in a series of publications in the SAA Journal on the topic of starting out as a new teacher. Carrie has served on staff of the Colorado Suzuki Institute in Beaver Creek, CO for the last five years and assists with year round planning and organization for the institute. She currently works in Edwardsville, Illinois where she teaches violin and viola in the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Suzuki program.