Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano Teacher
Chris Chandler is an avid supporter of Suzuki’s approach to music education and has taught for 15 years. His Pennsylvania studio (Reading, PA) consists of students young and old, with private and group lessons, string quartets, plus recitals.
A student of Linda Wear Fiore, he has obtained a Music Education degree from Southern Adventist University in Tennessee and is registered with the SAA in Violin Books 1-8 plus Piano Books 1-3, 6 and 7. He has led Suzuki string performances before audiences of 1,000+ and will accept students of all ages and playing levels.
In 1991, he had the privilege of observing Dr. Suzuki teach in his studio in Matsumoto. He has had group lessons with Dr. Suzuki, and as a 6th grader, performed with a group of violin students on AM Philadelphia, a morning news show, as Dr. Suzuki was interviewed. Today, he performs for local orchestras and chamber opportunities and accompanies all students on their recitals.
His teachers in Suzuki training have included Mary Craig Powell for piano, Susan Kempter, Enid Cleary, Vera McCoy-Sulentic, Nancy Jackson, Ed Sprunger, Kimberly Meier-Sims, Nancy Lokken and Allen Lieb for violin.
Students in the Reading area are winning scholarships for lessons and performing solo recitals three+ times per year. He has strong support from parents. Students have performed at the Harrisburg State Capital, the WCR Center for the Arts, area churches and nursing homes.