Mr. Edmund Sprunger

Violin Teacher
Violin, ECC Teacher Trainer

Edmund Sprunger

SAA Member


Saint Louis, MO
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Edmund Sprunger has taught violin for over 40 years, including over 300 workshops and master classes throughout the world, and is a Registered Teacher Trainer with the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Mr. Sprunger holds a BA in music from Goshen College, where he studied violin with Lon Sherer, and piano and piano pedagogy with Marvin Blickenstaff. In addition, he studied violin and violin pedagogy with with Shin’ichi Suzuki at the Saino Kyoiku Kaikan in Japan. Additional violin studies have been with Chihiro Kudo, Reinaldo Couto (Alexander Technique/Violin), and Kent Perry. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and as Chair of the American String Teachers Association’s [ASTA] Committee on Studio Instruction. In 2004 he received an ASTA Citation for Leadership and Merit. Also a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst in private practice, he holds a Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan. His books, Helping Parents Practice: Ideas for Making It Easier (Vol. 1) and Building Violin Skills: A Set of Plans Designed to Help Parents and Children Construct Positive Practices, are available from