Miss. Danielle Charboneau

Violin, Viola Teacher

Danielle Charboneau

SAA Member


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Danielle Charboneau, a transplant to the California Bay Area, began her violin and viola teaching in a number of programs in her native Michigan. With a Bachelors and Masters in Violin performance, a Specialization in Dance, and a completion of her Suzuki teacher training with a variety of trainers including LInda Fiore, James Maurer, and Almita Vamos, Danielle taught for nine years with the Michigan State University Suzuki Program and then eight years with in the Chicago area at both the Music Institute of Chicago and DePaul University’s Community Music Program. At Michigan State University, besides performing in many orchestras in the area, directing the Tour Group, Movement for Musicians Program, and Chamber Music Program, Danielle developed a number of teaching aids and etudes. After moving to Chicago, Danielle continued to develop her teaching materials, coached chamber music, occasionally gave chamber music recitals, and was the chair of the faculty committee and string coordinator for the Music Institute of Chicago. Beyond her direct involvement with the schools, Danielle was president of the Chicago Area Suzuki Association and until this year, was the president of the Suzuki Association of Northern California for five years, and was the director of the Advanced Suzuki Institute at Stanford. At present, Danielle is the president of the San Francisco American String Teachers Association and runs her own Suzuki violin, viola, and chamber music program in Oakland, California, has been researching injury prevention and technical development facilitation through the use of Integrative Manual Therapy and other physical reeducation techniques, and is studying Integrative Manual Therapy, Body Mapping, and non-violent communication.