Ms. Shirley Jamison Star

Violin, Viola, Suzuki Early Childhood Education Teacher

Shirley Jamison Star

SAA Member


Ottawa, KS
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Shirley Jamison Star teaches violin/fiddle in the Ottawa (KS) Suzuki Strings, directs SECE, and is assistant to the director for Absolutely Ottawa! summer programs. She holds a BME, summa cum laude, from Houston Baptist University (violin performance, all-level music education, certification in ECE, LLD, Kindergarten). She studied with Shinichi Suzuki in Japan and completed SAA coursework in Books 1-10, advanced literature enrichment courses, SECE coursework. She has taught at Suzuki workshops/institutes across the US. From 1979-2004, Shirley taught Suzuki violin, viola, and ECE at Parker Music Academy (Houston ISD), worked with Texas student orchestras, maintained a private studio, and performed as a freelance violinist. She directed the US Olympic Festival Fiddlers for the 1986 US Olympic Festival Opening Ceremonies and has chaired several regional/national fiddling competitions. She was SAA Conference SECE Assistant Coordinator (2008), Coordinator (2010), and Presenter (2012, 2014, 2016, 2018).