Virginia Sloan

Violin Teacher

Virginia Sloan


Atlanta, GA
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Virginia Sloan is a violinist and teacher in the Atlanta/Alpharetta area. While she teaches all levels, she considers herself a specialist in Early Childhood Suzuki Method. Using other styles and methods as well, Ms. Virginia incorporates a wealth of performing experience, training and her love for children into her approach.

Ms. Virginia completed the “Long Term Suzuki Pedagogy” training at the University of Tennessee under teacher trainer Debbie Goolsby. Over the years she has continued “Short Term Training” with world renowned teachers such as Doris Pruecil, Dr. William Starr, Ed Krietman, Louise Wear and Linda Fiore.

Ms. Virginia was a section violinist with the Knoxville Symphony under the direction of Kirk Trevor (1985-1990) where she performed with such greats as Joshua Bell, Midori, Nadjia Salerno Sonnenburg, Ray Charles and Luciano Pavarotti. After moving back to her native Atlanta she has played with area orchestras and ensembles including Cobb Symphony and the Gwinnett Philharmonic. She continues to free lance.

In 1991 Ms. Virginia founded Atlanta Suzuki Violin in Buckhead, where she still directs to this day. In 1992 she auditioned for the prestigious position of teacher to the grandson of Raphael Hillyer, founding member of the Julliard String Quartet. After Hillyer observed her teaching and she was awarded the position, he then presented her a “letter of recommendation”.

In 1999 Ms. Virginia hosted the Georgia Suzuki “Play-In” which was part of an international event held in honor of Shinichi Suzuki after he died at the age of 99. Virginia has served on the board of the Suzuki Association of Georgia.

Ms. Virginia Currently is the director of Atlanta Suzuki Violin in Buckhead as well as the director of the Suzuki program at The William Pu Music Academy in Alpharetta where she teaches private lessons as well as group classes. She is a member of The Suzuki Association of the Americas and The Suzuki Association of Georgia. She holds a studio of students ages 3yrs. to 14yrs. and is currently accepting applications for new students.

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