A Chat with Maria’s Suzuki Violin/Viola Studio
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
I received my BA in music—viola from Oklahoma State University. I am a certified Suzuki-method instructor. Currently, I play with the Meridian Symphony in the viola section. This is my freshman year of teaching; however, I have been working with children for almost 10 years.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
Beginning students will need to buy “Suzuki Violin Book One” and the accompanying CD. All other students will be assessed to their level and [they will] need to purchase the appropriate book.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I love working with children and adult beginners alike. Passing on my knowledge of the viola and violin is fun and energizing.
What do you love most about your job?
Studying music encourages every student to become more compassionate, patient, confident—I love to see this develop.