Mrs. Dale Martha Hansen-Kettering
Moving to Buena Vista, Colorado in June, 2008 Dale Martha Hansen-Kettering brings 27 years of teaching experience to the Rocky Mountain Region. She is has completed training for all 7 books of the SUzuki Method for Piano instruction, and has been a Suzuki Piano Specialist since 1989.
She holds a combined Bachelors of Music degree in Vocal Music Education and Piano Performance from the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point. She continued further piano studies with Howard Karp at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dale is a regular faculty member of the Beaver Creek Suzuki Institute in Colorado and the American Suzuki Institute in Wisconsin. She received the Outstanding Teacher Award in 2005 from the Colorado Suzuki Institute at Snow Mass.
Dale was invited to teach at the International Suzuki Institute in Lima, Peru in 2006 and 2009. She has taught workshops in Washington DC, WI, MN, IL, IA, MO and AR.
She served as President on the Board of Directors for the Suzuki Association of Colorado for 3 years, has an active studio in the Vail Valley and Buena Vista. and serves as Music Director at First Lutheran Church in Salida, CO.