Therese Wirakesuma

Violin, Suzuki Early Childhood Education Teacher

Therese Wirakesuma

SAA Member


Canggu, Kuta Utara, BALI, Indonesia
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SAA member Therese Wirakesuma has lived in Indonesia for over 35 years. Originally from Montana, she completed degrees in Music Education and Modern Languages from Montana State University in 1983 after a one year exchange to Germany where she met her late Balinese husband Putra Wirakesuma. She obtained an online Master’s Degree in Arts Education in 2006 from Deakin University Australia.  Therese was the Strings and International Baccalaureate Music teacher at Sekolah Pelita Harapan in Lippo Village Tangerang Indonesia from 1994- 2014. She began her training in the Suzuki Method in 2009, completing many short courses with SAA teacher trainers as well as Asia Region trainers. She is currently training with Dr. Lan Ku Chen. Therese is one of the founders of the Suzuki Music Association of Indonesia, the Jakarta/ Tangerang Community Music Center foundation, Be Sharp foundation and the music director for the Camerata Indonesia community string orchestra program. Recently she was nominated and elected as Member at Large of ISA- International Suzuki Association.