Mrs. Rita Hauck
Piano, Organ Teacher / Teacher Trainer
Rita Hauck has been a Piano teacher since 1959, and a Suzuki Piano teacher since 1974. She and her husband, Dr. Robert Hauck, were privileged to have met Dr. Suzuki in 1966, an event that changed their lives forever. Mrs. Hauck has a Bachelor of Music Degree with a major in performance, a Bachelor of Music Education Degree in both Vocal and Instrumental music K-12, a Master of Music Degree in performance, and two years of Doctoral work in keyboard studies, (Piano, harpsichord, organ , and accompanying). She has been a church organist for 55 years. From 1976-1981, she founded and directed a Suzuki School of 350 students, trained 24 Suzuki teachers, and taught Suzuki piano students at Oklahoma Wesleyan University where she was on the Piano, Organ, and Music Theory faculty. From 1981—2011, Mrs. Hauck maintained a Suzuki Piano Studio of 40+ students in her home in Cincinnati, Ohio where she lived with her husband, Robert. She has been training Suzuki piano teacher in the United States and around the world since 1976. She has been guest clinician at Suzuki workshops and Institutes in 44 states in America, including Alaska and Hawaii, as well as in Canada, Bermuda, New Zealand, and Australia. Mrs. Hauck had the honor of being in vied to be the International Piano Clinician andTrainer of Teachers at the 23009 World Suzuki Convention in Melbourne, Australia. Mrs. Hauck has served on state and local committees for the Suzuki Association of the Americas, the North Texas Suzuki Association, The Texas and Ohio Music Teachers’ Associations, The Music Teachers’ National Association, the Music Educators National Association, The Ft Worth Piano Teacher’s Forum, and National Federation of Music Clubs, and the Fort Worth Music Teachers’ Association. Ms. Hauck’s piano students have won many local, district, regional, and national awards for excellence in performance. She and her husband raised four Suzuki children, all of whom played both piano and strings from age 3 through hight school, and all of whom are married adults and still involved in music professionally and semiprofessionally. Mrs. Hauck particularly loves training Suzuki piano teachers all year in a long-term program in her home studio. She loves teaching musk to the children and is grateful to have a part in the positive impact upon them and their families.