Ms. Nadine B. Moehlenkamp
Nadine Moehlenkamp, currently a resident of Columbus, Ohio, was founder, director, and primary violin instructor for the very active Woodbridge Suzuki Studio and its performing group The Shenandoah Junior Strings near Washington D.C.
A music graduate of Miami University of Ohio in 1974, Nadine taught public school strings and was a freelance performer in the Cincinnati area for several years while studying violin and music education at the College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. At CCM, she received her MME in 1980. After being introduced to the Suzuki method at a summer institute, Nadine moved to Knoxville, TN to begin Suzuki teacher training with William Starr at the University of Tennessee. There, as well as studying Suzuki pedagogy and violin performance with Mr. Starr, Nadine joined the faculty of the University of Tennessee Suzuki program and became a member of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra.
In 1988, Nadine and her husband Chris, a cellist with the USAF Band, moved to the Washington D.C. area and settled in Northern Virginia. There she developed a full Suzuki violin program—books 1 through 10 levels and beyond—which grew and thrived for 23 years and included a cello program, a chamber music group, a performing group and chamber music camp. Following her husband’s recent retirement from the Air Force, Nadine and Chris moved back to her home state of Ohio where she is currently teaching with the Denison University Suzuki Program, and the Suzuki Music Center of Central Ohio. In addition to her teaching and administrative activities, Nadine served as a Suzuki parent for her own two children and continues to be an active freelance performer playing with various professional organizations including Newark Granville Symphony and Central Ohio Symphony.
Though nurturing the “whole child” has always been the fundamental focus of her program, Nadine has been fortunate to have had many highly successful and award-winning violinists emerge from her studio. While she has been a frequent guest clinician and faculty member at workshops and institutes for many years, she enjoys updating her pedagogical skills through classes and observation regularly.