Ms. Karmalita Bawar

Piano Teacher

Karmalita Bawar

SAA Member

Contact

Richmond, VA
804-560-1012
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Karmalita Bawar, BM, has over 30 years teaching experience and specializes in the Suzuki Piano method. Previously employed as Suzuki Coordinator at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Community School for the Performing Arts and served as president of a local Suzuki association in Richmond, Virginia, she now teaches out of her home piano studio, which is equipped with two 100+ year-old Mason & Hamlin studio grand pianos.

  • Bachelor of Music Composition and Theory, VCU, 1990
  • Japanese Suzuki Training/Research, Matsumoto, Japan, 2008, 2010
  • 10-Piano Concert, Sacramento, CA, 1999
  • Reading Music By Ear, with Cathy Hargrave, 2002
  • Suzuki Method Overview, 1994, 1997, 2001, 2004-2009
  • Suzuki Method Overview, with Elaine Worley, 1998
  • SAA Suzuki Book 1, 2, 3 Training, Mary Craig Powell & Yasuko Joichi, 1995-1996
  • SAA Conference, Chicago, IL, 1996, 1998

Hosted Workshops:
- Bruce Boiney, 2010
- Huub de Leeuw, 2006
- Linda Nakagawa, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009
- Elaine Worley, 1998, 1999
- Suzuki/Orff Workshop with Peggy Wise, 1999
- Dr. Karen Hagberg, 1997

Teacher training lessons with:
- Haruko Kataoka
- Keiko Kawamura
- Keiko Ogiwara
- Dr. Karen Hagberg
- Elaine Worley
- Cathy Hargrave Williams
- Huub de Leeuw
- Bruce Boiney
- Linda Nakagawa
- Yasuko Joichi
- Mary Craig Powell

Students have attended piano institutes and workshops in:
- Richmond, VA
- Lynchburg, VA
- Vienna, VA
- Cary, NC
- Louisville, KY
- Salt Lake City, UT
- Matsumoto, Japan