Mrs. Vickie Pautz

Piano Teacher / Teacher Trainer

Vickie Pautz

SAA Member

Contact

Blanco, TX
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Vickie Pautz has been involved with the Suzuki method for more than 30 years: first as a parent with her daughters, then as a teacher, and now as a teacher trainer. Upon graduating with a music education degree with a piano emphasis from Southwest Texas State University , she taught elementary classroom music and had a small piano studio for several years. Her introduction to the Suzuki Method was through her oldest daughter’s Suzuki violin teacher. After seeing the remarkable learning process and witnessing first hand the joys and challenges of Suzuki parenting, she began long term teacher training with Dr.Doris Harrel in 1986, completing it in 2003. She took the practicum with Caroline Fraser in 2013 and has been influenced by Caroline’s ideas for teaching reading naturally.
In 2004 she completed a master’s degree in piano performance with Dr. Timothy Woolsey at Texas State University. Active as an accompanist, choral director, pianist, and Suzuki teacher in Blanco, Texas in the Texas Hill Country, she is a founding member of both the Heart of Texas Suzuki Organization and Blanco Performing Arts, a chamber music series. She has taught at both the Heart of Texas Suzuki Organization Piano Workshop and the Houston Area Suzuki Piano Workshop for many years. Her students have performed solos with area, youth, and workshop orchestras and enjoy playing chamber music. She maintains a large, active home studio.