Cindy Temple

Guitar, Suzuki Early Childhood Education Teacher, Parent, Student

Cindy Temple

SAA Member


Strykersville, NY
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Cindy Temple brings a wealth of knowledge and many years of teaching Cindy served her community as a PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) registered instructor for seven years. She has extensive experience instructing disabilities ranging from nonverbal, autistic spectrum, cerebral palsy, downs syndrome and multiple sclerosis. She has worked in the school district as an instructional aide for special needs students in the classroom.

Passionate about and committed to classical guitar and guitar pedagogy she obtained advanced training in the Suzuki Guitar Method. She has been studying classical guitar, music theory, fretboard harmony, guitar pedagogy and accompaniment and classical guitar. She studies classical guitar with James Piorkowski, Distinguished Professor at SUNY, Fredonia, and studied with Mir Ali. Cindy has been a participant in master classes and other events in the Western New York area and is active as a performer in local schools and other venues.

Cindy was a Suzuki parent. Her son studied classical guitar. This afforded her the opportunity to apply the Suzuki philosophy and her valuable experience to the musical development of her son, as well as her own students. Cindy holds a B.A. in Human Resource Management with a minor in Psychology. Cindy, along with her husband and son, lives in Wales, New York.