Mr. Charles A. Regauer

Viola, Violin Teacher, Administrator

Charles Regauer

SAA Member


Shreveport, LA

Charles Regauer started on violin in Brazil, but a few years later, when he heard the wonderful tone of the C string, he was lured into playing the viola too! Mr. Charles holds a bachelor’s degree in music from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and a master’s degree in Music from the University of New Mexico with a double concentration in Viola Performance and Violin Pedagogy. During his earlier years, he enjoyed attending several music festivals in Brazil, where he had the opportunity to learn from great teachers as Eric Rosenblith, Richard Young, Ori Kam, Paul Biss, Rainer Moog, Clara Takarabe, Renée Moore-Skerik, and Timothy Deighton. In 2008, he won a concerto competition for young soloists where he performed as a soloist with the SESI/Fundarte Orchestra in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Also, during those years performed many times with the Lutheran University Sacred Orchestra.

Charles Regauer has been teaching violin and viola since 2006 and completed the Long Term-Training for all Suzuki Books in violin with Susan Kempter. Also, he received teacher training in viola from Elizabeth Stuen Walker, Bill Preucil, April Losey and Sarah Montzka. He attended teaching courses with Mimi Zweig, Barbara Barber, Winifred Crock, Nancy Jackson, Mark Mutter, Doris Preucil, Laurie Scott, Edward Kreitman, and Pat D’Ercole. He has worked as a teacher in Suzuki workshops and Institutes in the USA, Brazil, and Mexico, having fun learning and teaching, sometimes dressed as a T-Rex, playing scales, movie songs, Bach Minuets, leading the viola groups, or teaching master classes. Recently he received the SAA Certificate of Achievement in violin.

Currently, he works as a violin/viola teacher and administrator at the Centenary Suzuki School in Shreveport, LA. When he is not busy working, Charles Regauer likes to make coffee and try different coffee beans from the world, ride his bicycle, gardening, baking, barbecue, and read.