Mrs. Laurie N. Niles
Laurie Niles believes in the talent and dignity of every child, and in Shinichi Suzuki’s idea that those best qualities can be cultivated, with love, through music. Laurie has been teaching for more than 20 years and currently teaches with Suzuki Talent Education of Pasadena. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Northwestern University, where she studied with Gerardo Ribeiro, and a Master of Arts degree in Journalism from Indiana University, where she also studied violin with Henryk Kowalski. She studied Suzuki pedagogy with James Maurer, Helen Brunner, Mark Bjork, Enid Cleary and Ellie LeRoux. She has played in many symphony orchestras, including the Pasadena, New West, Long Beach, Redlands, Colorado Springs and Omaha Symphonies. She is also the editor and founder of http://www.violinist.com, a community website that has been helping students, teachers and professionals learn and share information about the violin, viola and other stringed instruments since 1996.