Ms. Jo Anne M. Westerheide

Piano, Violin Teacher

SAA Member


Saint Louis, MO

Jo Anne Westerheide received a Bachelor of Music degree cum laude from Fontbonne College. She studied Talent Education (“Suzuki”) piano with Dr. Haruko Kataoka at numerous Institutes from 1989-2002, and also with Bruce Anderson, Cathy Hargrave, Joan Krzywicki, Cheryl Kraft, and Elaine Worley. She has registered “Every Child Can” and Suzuki piano units 1, 2, 4, 5 and Overview of Repertoire with the Suzuki Association of the Americas. She studied Suzuki violin pedagogy with Carol Smith at S.I.U.-Edwardsville, and has registered violin units 1 – 3 with the S. A. A.

Miss Westerheide has directed a Talent Education piano studio in the Saint Louis area since 1989, violin since 1995 and served as co-director the St. Louis Suzuki Piano Institute since 1994. She is a member of the St. Louis Suzuki Piano Teachers’ Association, the Suzuki Association of the Americas, the National Federation of Music Clubs, Piano Teachers Roundtable and a former member of the Piano Basics Foundation, Music Teacher National Association, its state and local affiliates, American String Teachers’ Association and Music Educators’ National Conference. Currently, she is president of club 4H of the National Federation of Music Clubs and chairman of that club’s junior festival.