Ms. Nancy Lokken
Violin Teacher / Teacher Trainer
Nancy Lokken directs Augsburg College Suzuki Talent Education (ACSTE) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She studied with Dr. Suzuki in Japan and is an active Clinician and Teacher Trainer throughout the US, Canada and Latin America. She is a founding member and first President of the Suzuki Association of Minnesota, and served on the board of the American String Teachers’ Association of Minnesota. She was the Coordinator of the 30th Anniversary Conference of the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) in 2002, has presented at several SAA and American String Teachers’ Association (ASTA) National Conferences, and has served on the SAA Teacher Development Committee. Ms. Lokken has taught in Bermuda, Canada, Spain, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador and Japan. Her students have been recipients of numerous awards and recognitions, including performances with the Minnesota Orchestra. The ACSTE students were selected to perform in the International Ensembles Concert at the SAA Conference in 2004, invited to perform in Mexico City at the International CEDROS-UP Festival in 2005 and 2010, and have toured throughout Mexico and Spain. Ms. Lokken was honored by the American String Teachers Association with the award of Master Teacher for the state of Minnesota in 1998, and received the 2012 Suzuki Chair Award from the American Suzuki Institute.