Dr. David Holmes
David Holmes lives in Minneapolis, MN, and has been teaching Suzuki cello for over 20 years. He has completed training courses in all 10 books, the practicum, and the Suzuki Principles in Action course. David has been a guest clinician at over 50 summer institutes, including the Chicago Suzuki Institute, the National Cello Institute, the Intermountain Suzuki Institute, the Oregon Suzuki Institute, the Hartt Suzuki Institute, the Black Hills String Retreat, and the Chi Zii Bii Suzuki Institute in Bemidji, MN. David has presented twice at the Suzuki National Conference, most recently in 2014. He was awarded the “Master Studio Teacher Award” by the Minnesota String and Orchestra Teachers Association (MNSOTA) in fall, 2014. He is also cello columnist for the award winning MNSOTA journal “String Notes” , and has written numerous articles on all aspects of cello teaching since 2007. David has been published in the American String Teacher’s Association (ASTA) Journal as well, and has been a board member of the Wisconsin Cello Society for the past two years. He has a Master’s and DMA degree in cello from the University of Kansas, and is an active performer in the twin cities. David has been principal cello in the Minnetonka Symphony, the Bloomington Symphony, and has been a member of the Minnesota Opera Orchestra as well. He concertizes frequently as an artist member of the Thursday Musical organization, and as cellist with the Northern Lights String Quartet as well.