Mary Beth Cullitan

Violin, Viola Teacher, Parent

SAA Member


Spokane, WA
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Introduced to Dr. Suzuki's philosophy and teaching approach in 1975, Mary Beth Cullitan has taught since then in university, independent music school, and private studios in the Northwest and Midwest. She enjoys and works well with students of all ages, 3 and up. Weekly individual lessons address each student's current musical and technical needs; weekly group lessons foster ensemble skills and camaraderie for both students and their families. As students mature, most join the local youth symphony organization as well.

A former member of the Spokane Symphony Orchestra and the Quartetto Espressivo, she has also taught at Institutes and workshops in several states and served as a Board member of the Suzuki Association of Washington State, 16 years as an officer.

Credentials: BFA, MM, WA state teacher certification

Suzuki teacher training: Books 1-10 John Kendall (long-term teacher training) and Unit 1 Rosalind O'Keefe, Book 1 Mihoko Hirata and Yuko Mori, Book 3 Mihoko Hirata, Unit 4 John Kendall, Book 4 Shannon Murphy, Supplementary Materials John Kendall, and Japanese Pedagogy Yoshiko Nakajima (week-long courses).