Mrs. Karin Loewen
Cello, Violin, Viola Teacher
Karin Loewen teaches in her home studio, is the Strings Instructor at St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School in Hyannis, MA, and runs a one week long strings camp on the Cape each summer. Her main instrument is cello and she also teaches violin and viola. She learned to play the cello using the Suzuki Method as a child and went on to complete her Suzuki teacher training while she was earning her Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance at Wheaton College Conservatory of Music in Wheaton, IL. Her teacher trainer was Rebecca Sandrok, who had been a student of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki in Matsumoto, Japan.
Karin began teaching Suzuki Cello in 1997 and also earned her certification in Musikgarten in 2001. In addition to her teaching experience, she participated in a youth orchestra at New England Conservatory, attended the Aspen Summer Music Festival, and played with the Oak Park/River Forest Symphony near Chicago, IL.
Karin offers a unique perspective as a Suzuki teacher, a Suzuki parent and a former Suzuki student. She understands the challenges, commitment and most of all the joy of learning through the Suzuki method. Her favorite thing about teaching is getting to know each individual child. She loves the challenge of figuring out how each specific mind works so she can cater to their specific style of learning. She loves to see the joy on their faces when they learn something new and she is happy to be a part of each child’s development as a person as they learn not only to enjoy music, but get to experience the satisfaction of putting time and energy into a skill and being able to do it well. Music is enriching and Karin teaches as Suzuki did, using music education as a way to help children become all-around beautiful people.
In addition to her website, www.capecodcellos.com, Karin posts current musical events on her two Facebook pages, www.facebook.com/capecodcellos and www.facebook.com/capecodstrings. Cape Cod Strings is a collaboration between Karin’s students and the students of fellow Suzuki teacher, Heather Swanson.