Denise Willey

Viola, Violin, Cello, Bass Teacher, Parent / Teacher Trainer

Denise Willey

SAA Member

Denise Willey is a Registered Teacher Trainer for SAA, and has served for 30 years on the board of the Suzuki Association of Utah. Mrs. Willey created the I LOVE to Read Music! reading method, and authored Easy Steps to Music Reading. She has been teaching orchestra for 45 years, and founded the Lyceum Chamber Ensemble in 1987, which has performed at the Reno & Santa Clara ASTA Conferences. Several of her students have performed as principals with SYOA. She was selected Studio Music Teacher of the Year by the Utah Chapter of ASTA, & has presented sessions at dozens of ASTA & Suzuki Conferences & Institutes. Suzuki mother of six children, all of whom have received national recognition for their playing, including 1st place at the ASTA ‘09 Nat’l Solo Competition, all six in Nat’l High School Honors Orchestra, principals in the Orchestra at Temple Square, & are all now string teachers themselves.