Dr. Samara Humbert-Hughes
Violin, Viola Teacher
Dr. Samara Humbert-Hughes relocated in August 2014 to Columbia, SC to join the Suzuki Strings Program at the University of South Carolina and currently serves as its Director. Prior to moving to SC, Dr. Humbert-Hughes lived in England with her husband from June 2011 to August 2014 where she taught private and group class lessons with the Cambridge Suzuki Groups and at Royal Air Force Mildenhall. While in England Dr. Humbert-Hughes also performed with the Cambridge Philharmonic and the East Anglia Chamber Orchestra. Before living in England, Dr. Humbert-Hughes taught at the Centenary Suzuki School at Centenary College in Shreveport, LA from 2007-2011 and served as its Acting Director from 2009-2011. During her time in Louisiana, she was also an active performer on viola and violin with the Shreveport Symphony, the Texarkana Symphony, the Longview Symphony, and the Shreveport Opera Orchestra. Prior to living in Louisiana, Dr. Humbert-Hughes was actively teaching and performing in Eugene, OR, where she received her Master of Music & Doctorate of Musical Arts with a Supporting Area in String Pedagogy. Dr. Humbert-Hughes also holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Arizona State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.