**Demetria Koninis, teaches Suzuki cello in Saratoga Springs, New York. She is a teaching member of The Suzuki Association of the Americas with Suzuki pedagogy training through cello book 8. She is a member and treasurer of The Suzuki Association of the Capital District. She is also on faculty at the School of the Arts at The National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs, New York, where she teaches Suzuki cello class. In addition to teaching, Demetria is one-half of Spa City Duo, which performs at weddings and restaurants throughout the capital region. She has performed in local community orchestra’s for over 20 years. Demetria is currently studying cello with Pamela Devenport of the School for Strings in NYC and the Cleveland Institute. When Demetria isn’t playing her cello and sharing her joy of music, she can be found skiing down a black diamond at Gore Mountain or instructing others how to do so! Demetria holds a Level 3 certification through PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America) and has trained adults and children for 30 years how to ski and race.