Miss. Vanessa Vari
Violin, Suzuki Early Childhood Education Teacher
Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, Vanessa Vari studied the violin with Mary Cay Neal and the Buffalo Suzuki Strings for 16 years. She was a proud member/chaperone of their advanced touring ensemble for 6 international tours, and enjoyed some training with Dr. Suzuki in Australia. After a music education degree from BGSU in Ohio, she received her Masters Degree in Suzuki Pedagogy from Sandy Reuning and Ithaca College. She enjoyed teaching for 3 years with Sally Gross and the Suzuki String School of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, followed by being a partner of Boulder Suzuki Strings, led by Amy Gesmer-Packman, for 6 years. Miss Vari now runs her own studio in Colorado, Suzuki Strings of Denver, where she offers private and group violin lessons and is beginning a Suzuki Early Childhood Education program. She was co-coordinator of the SYOA orchestras at both the 2008 & 2010 SAA Conferences.