Ms. Randi Kvam Hellman
Randi Kvam Hellman has been a Suzuki violin specialist for over thirty years. She has spent many years training at all book levels in the Suzuki repertoire with such distinguished teachers as Mark Bjork, Linda Case, Carol Dallinger, Walter Haderer, John Kendall, Alice Joy Lewis, and Nancy Lokken. Her college and post-baccalaureate violin studies have been with Richard Massman and Kensley Rosen. She holds a BA in Theatre Arts and Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Her post-baccalaureate training in the Suzuki Method was at San Francisco State.
She has taught in the Augsburg College Suzuki Talent Education program since 1997, and regularly teaches as a guest clinician at workshops and summer institutes all over the country, including the American Suzuki Institute since 1997. Her previous teaching experience has included positions at San Francisco State University and, for ten years at MacPhail Center for Music. Randi has traveled with the Augsburg Suzuki Program to Spain and Mexico.
She has served on the board of the Suzuki Association of Minnesota for 7 years as Treasurer, President-elect and President and has been Festival coordinator of the Minnesota Suzuki Festival for 3 years. Randi is also a Suzuki parent, with her daughter Laura playing violin. Her years of experience as both teacher and parent have deeply reinforced her commitment to the Suzuki talent education approach.