Violin, Suzuki Early Childhood Education Teacher
Gretchen Grube grew up as a traditional violin student in northern Wisconsin. She was exposed to the Suzuki method when she began studying violin at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. As an undergraduate student, Ms. Gretchen took a Suzuki Pedagogy course at the world-renowned Aber Suzuki Center in Stevens Point, WI with Pat D’Erocle. During the course, Ms. Gretchen fell in love with the Suzuki philosophy and teachings. She has been teaching traditional and Suzuki lessons for ten years.
Ms. Gretchen holds a B.M. in Violin Performance with Suzuki Pedagogy from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP). She recently completed her M.M. in Violin Performance with Suzuki Pedagogy from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE).
Ms. Gretchen was involved in the Very Young Composers Project of Stevens Point, Wisconsin. This program teaches music composition to 4th and 5th grade students.
Ms. Gretchen worked at Talent Education Suzuki School (TESS) in Norwalk, Connecticut. At TESS, she taught private and group Suzuki classes, and is the founder of our Suzuki Babies program.
Ms. Gretchen currently is the string department chair at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. She embraces the Suzuki philosophy to help and encourage students to reach their fullest potential. She enjoys working with children and watching them grow into outstanding individuals. At WCM, she directs the chamber music ensembles, teaches private and group Suzuki classes, and teaches Suzuki in the Schools to Urban schools in the Milwaukee area.
Ms. Gretchen also enjoys playing with her cat, scrapbooking, and eating ice cream!