Ms. Janet (Libby) Armour

Violin, Piano Teacher
Violin, ECC Teacher Trainer

Janet (Libby) Armour

SAA Member


Memphis, TN
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Libby Armour

Libby Armour is a Suzuki violin and piano instructor with a private studio in Memphis, Tennessee, as well as an adjunct professor at the University of Memphis, teaching Suzuki Pedagogy, and at the University of Mississippi teaching violin.

As a child she studied by the Suzuki Method when it was in its infancy in the United States. She decided quite early that teaching this method was what she wanted to do with her life.

After graduating from St. Mary’s Episcopal School in Memphis, she went to Matsumoto, Japan to study at the Talent Education Conservatory. For two years she studied with Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, founder of the Suzuki Method, and Dr. Haruko Kataoka, piano Master Teacher. In 1980 she performed a double graduation recital and received endorsement by Dr. Suzuki to teach his method on both instruments. She earned a degree at The University of Memphis, and has been teaching since her return.

She is a certified Teacher Trainer for the Suzuki Association of the Americas. She teaches regularly as a clinician or master teacher at institutes and workshops throughout the United States. She directs the Toscanini Chamber Ensemble, which performs widely. She was Concertmaster of the Corinth Symphony for 12 years, and plays free-lance in orchestras, chamber groups, and solo performances. She has taught and performed throughout the United States, in Japan, and in Europe.

You can view performances by Ms Armour’s students on youtube. Go to LibbyArmourStudio to watch.

Libby Armour is a registered Suzuki teacher member and certified Teacher Trainer of the Suzuki Association of the Americas. The Suzuki Method® is a registered trademark of the International Suzuki Association and its administrators. Suzuki Method® materials are published by Alfred Music, the sole distributor outside of Japan for the Suzuki® Method .