Oregon Suzuki Institute

Oregon Suzuki Institute Faculty

Oregon Suzuki Instutute Directors

Kathie Reed
Co-Director
Received a Bachelor of Music degree in music education from the University of Oregon and a Masters of Arts in Teaching with a specialty in music from Lewis and Clark College. She began studying the Suzuki method in 1979 at the Pacific Northwest Suzuki Institute, now known as the Oregon Suzuki Institute. Her first teacher training was on violin. She has since studied both cello and piano teaching in the Mother Tongue method. Kathie has taught in the Lake Oswego Public School District since 1988. She teaches at the Portland Community Music Center and conducts the Overture Orchestra in the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Association. Kathie maintains a private studio of over 40 students of cello and piano and performs cello with the Columbia Symphony Orchestra.

Cynthia Scott
Co-Director
Cynthia Scott received a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance from Lewis and Clark College and a Masters of Music in a self-designed degree program in violin and viola pedagogy with an emphasis on the Suzuki approach from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. She began teaching Suzuki violin in 1974 as an assistant to Sr. Jeanette Wood in the Suzuki program at Marylhurst Education Center for Life-Long Learning. After earning her masters, she taught in the Suzuki pedagogy program at CCM-UC and started a Suzuki violin program in Batesville, Indiana. After returning to the Portland area, she taught at Marylhurst College for four years before leaving to start her own studio. Cynthia has been on the Suzuki faculty at the Portland Community Music Center since 1995, has taught in the Lake Oswego Public School District elementary strings program since 1988, and has given Suzuki-based group classes in the Oregon City District home-school program since 2000. She has performed on violin and viola with the Portland Opera, the Portland Ballet, West Coast Chamber Orchestra, the Oregon Symphony Orchestra, the Eugene Symphony Orchestra, and the Chehalem String Quartet. She is currently principal violist in the Columbia Symphony Orchestra and principal second violinist in Sinfonia Concertante.


Teacher Workshop Faculty 2014

Betsy Stuen-Walker
Viola Unit 5

Betsy Stuen-Walker is a well-known clinician who maintains a studio in Bellingham, Washington, where she teaches viola and violin in addition to her roles as a church choir director and performer. She has received degrees from Eastman School of Music and Yale University School of Music. She is a recent past Board member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas where she served as secretary. She has published ­arrangements for viola ensembles and a treble clef book for violists.

Carol Cross
Piano Unit 2

Carol Cross has maintained a Suzuki studio in Ellensburg, Washington, since 1981. Her training includes a BA from the University of Washington and a MM in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Central Washington University. She has also studied with Dr. Kataoka, co-founder of the Suzuki Piano School. She received National Certification as Instructor in Piano from the National Music Teachers’ Association in 1986 and became a Suzuki Teacher Trainer for the Suzuki Association of the Americas in 1992. She has been a guest clinician and teacher trainer in the Unites States, Canada, Brazil and Ireland. Carol is a board member of the Suzuki Association of Washington State and has directed the annual Washington State Suzuki Festival for 28 years.

Carey Beth Hockett
Cello Unit 2

Carey Beth Hockett is a member of the Suzuki faculty at the Colburn School in Los Angeles and the director of Corkybird Enterprizes, which provides creative resources for music education. She previously taught at the Ithaca Talent Education School and with the London Suzuki Group. She is recognized as a teacher trainer by both the SAA and the ESA. She is well known for her work with groups of all sizes. Her compositions include Amusements for String Quartet and Diversions for Cello Ensemble.

Ed Sprunger
Violin Unit 2
Teaching Violin Group Class
Edmund Sprunger has taught violin for more than 30 years, including hundreds of workshops, institutes, and master classes throughout The Americas and Europe, and is a Registered Teacher Trainer with the SAA. He holds a BA in music from Goshen College, afterwards studying in Japan with Shin’ichi Suzuki. He also holds an MSW from the University of Michigan and has done extensive post-graduate training at the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute, where he now serves as the Director of its Child Development Program. He has been on the SAA Board of Directors and was Chair of the ASTA’s Committee on Studio Instruction. In addition to several journal articles, he is the author of Helping Parents Practice: Ideas for Making It Easier, Volume I, and Building Violin Skills: A Set of Plans Designed to Help Parents and Children Construct Positive Practices, both available from yespublishing.com.

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Student Institute Faculty

VIOLIN

Yoko Acheson, California
Gail Acosta, California
Clarisse Atcherson, Washington
Susanne Gaye, Oregon
Tracy Helming, Washington
Lisa Humphery, Washington
Sandra Payton, Washington
Barbara Riley, Washington
Katrin St. Clair, Washington
Edmund Sprunger, Missouri
Lesa Zuehlke, California

VIOLA
Lisa Humphery, Washington
Barbara Riley, Washington
Lucy Shaw, Washington
Betsy Stuen-Walker, Washington

‘CELLO
Carey Beth Hockett, California
David Holmes, Minnesota
Barbara Salkin, Washington

PIANO
Kara Allen, Utah
Karlyn Brett, Washington
Carol Cross, Washington
Ethel Fang, Wisconsin

ACCOMPANIST
Adam Whiting, Ohio

ARTS & CRAFTS / ORIGAMI
Charlie Graham, Oregon
Cathy Hart, Oregon

BEGINNING FIDDLING
Yoko Acheson, California

CHAMBER MUSIC
Justin Mackewich, Oregon
Adam Whiting, Ohio

DALCROZE EURHYTHMICS
Molly Porterfield, Oregon

FOLK DANCE
Barbara McQuillen, Oregon

MARIMBA/SINGING
Laura Frizzell, Oregon

MUSIC HISTORY
Sandra Payton, Washington

ORCHESTRA
Suzanne Gaye, Oregon
Gwen Gilbertson, Oregon

 

 

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