Mrs. Terri J. Goulard-Henningson
Violin, Viola Teacher
Terri Goulard Henningson, violin teacher, has been teaching privately since 1983, and has coached small groups and chamber music at the Westminster Schools since 2006. Terri began studying violin at the age of 2 ½ in Pasadena, California under the instruction of an American Suzuki pioneer, Elizabeth Mills. At the age of five, she was personally invited by Dr. Suzuki to become the first American student to participate in the Grand Concert held yearly in Tokyo. She has since traveled to Japan three more times, and during the last trip was able to take her family. Terri spent the first two years of her college education at the Eastman School of Music, studying with Zvi Zeitlin. She then transferred to Pacific Union College in Northern California where she graduated with a degree in Music Performance. While there, she studied with David Able and LeRoy Peterson. She has been a member of the Corning and Santa Rosa Symphonies. Post college, Mrs. Henningson continued to further her pedagogy studies with William Starr, Craig Timmerman, and Alice Joy Lewis and Michelle Higa George. Mrs. Henningson has maintained a private violin studio for over 25 years, and has taught lessons in Dunwoody for the past 15. She serves on the board of the Suzuki Association of Georgia, and is the chairman for the Graduation Concert events, held yearly in the fall. Ms. Henningson also freelances in Atlanta, playing for parties, weddings and special events. She is also occasionally called to do studio work and to play her electric violin. She plays regularly at Dunwoody Baptist Church.