Kate Saphir Alm

Piano Teacher

Kate Saphir Alm

SAA Member


Santa Cruz, CA
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A loving, nurturing and supportive environment is the foundation of the Suzuki method.
My 10 week Suzuki Immersion Course, which I offer in both the Fall and in the Winter/Spring, is the preparation for parent and child for just such and environment, and it ensures success for the journey that lies ahead.

Since I first sought out training in the Suzuki method, I have been deeply gratified to be able to pass on the gift and joy of making music to my students and their families. The course educates both the parent and child thoroughly, so that when your child begins lessons, he experiences success, excellence, and joy from the very beginning. It has taken me years to develop this process; it is very rewarding and well worth the investment of your time.

Even after a lifetime of immersion in music, both in my childhood home, at music school, and as a professional musician such as I have had (I am happy to forward my resume on request!), being able to teach well is not guaranteed.

I am very pleased to observe, after fourteen years, and more to come, of dedicated teacher- training, that my students are playing beautifully, by ear, by reading, and in ensembles. Most importantly, I am gratified to observe that their overall their experience is joyful. I hope that you and your child can be a part of this experience.