Mrs. Shari L. Paris

Violin, Suzuki Early Childhood Education Teacher

Shari Paris

SAA Member


Phoenix, AZ
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Shari Paris is the current ASTA-Arizona String Teacher of the Year 2020 and has been teaching Suzuki Violin in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area for 30 years. Shari specializes in Early Childhood Music Education and is the founder and Director of Music For Early Childhood, LLC. In addition to her Early Childhood and Suzuki training, Shari also works as a teacher and clinician in the Orff-Shulwerk method and has presented sessions for the National MENC and AOSA conferences as well as the Arizona Music Educators Conference.
Shari’s violin students have been accepted to major University Music and Orchestral programs around the country including the Juilliard School of Music. Her students are consistently awarded top chairs in the Valley’s Youth Symphony Orchestras including 4 Concert Masters in the 2018-2019 season.
Shari comes from a family of music educators. Both of her parents were University music professors as well as her sister who is recognized nationally and internationally for her String Basics Middle School Orchestra Book series.
As a child, Shari was trained in the Suzuki Method from age 5. Through the years she has received instruction from William Starr, Louise Scott, David Becker, Michele Higa George, and Flory Godinez.
She is a graduate of Arizona State University and was a full scholarship recipient and a member of the Arizona State Symphony Orchestra.
Shari has a large and flourishing private studio where she enthusiastically teaches 64 students weekly. Her students range in age from 2 to 60 and perform throughout the Valley.