Viola, Violin Teacher
Owner/Teacher, North Phoenix Suzuki Strings
Ms. Hotop has 19 years experience as a Suzuki teacher and has run studios in the USA and England. Part of a musical family, piano and viola were her first instruments. She has 45 years experience playing string instruments and 30 years experience playing in orchestras in the US and England. She has taught classical as well as fiddle classes for children and adults.
Viola and violin lessons available. Ms. Hotop performs regularly for dances in various parts of Arizona on violin and viola. For those who want them, fiddle lessons are available for Swedish, Irish, Scottish, and English styles. Ms. Hotop accompanies her students on piano through at least Book 3.
M.Ed. Elementary Education, 2013
B.A. Music, Elmhurst College, 1999
Brain Gym Instructor (1990s)
Usui Reiki Master practitioner, 2016
Registered teacher training (long-term, apprenticeship, and short-term types) for Suzuki Violin Books 1-4. She has also completed:
Violin/Viola update Books 1-4,
Dalcroze Education: Developing Artistry through Purposeful Movement (6 hours),
Suzuki Principles in Action course
Every Child Can! course