I will be a guest Clinician at the Chapel Hill Suzuki Workshop in November. Click HERE for further information and to register!
HELLO NORTH CAROLINA!
From NYC to Raleigh...
Music has been the center of my life since as long as I can remember. For the past 25 years, both as a student and as a teacher. I have had the honor to work, play and create with incredibly talented musicians and artists who have all shaped me into the person I am today.
I grew up in a strong Suzuki Community in Ann Arbor Michigan since the age of 5, studying both piano and violin. I went on to graduate from Boston University with a degree in film production where I incorporated my background in music with film scoring and played with several University Orchestras. I then quickly headed to New York City. I began playing electric violin in a rock band, taught in every borough and expanded myself both as a performer and as a teacher. This method has given me the ability to play anywhere and with anyone. To improv as well as become a studio musician, to play in classical quartets, hip-hop shows, metal bands, and everything in between.
I love performing with my folk garage band Magpie Feast, but teaching is my calling. This is what I was meant to do with my life. Over the last 10 years I have worked with students in private home settings, nonprofit music schools, inner-city after-school programs, a variety of public schools, as well as working for charities that raise money for these programs. Teaching in such diverse settings has enabled me to bring music into the lives of children who would not have otherwise had the opportunity.
I'm the mother of two budding musicians- 3 year old Ruthie and Audrey who just turned 7!
I wholeheartedly believe in this method and Dr. Suzuki’s vision to develop in very young children a sensitivity, discipline and endurance with music as the vehicle. We can help make not only fine musicians but also upstanding citizens, children with beautiful hearts.
Meredith Mitchell is a Suzuki Violin and Piano teacher and freelance violinist and singer. She plays the electric violin in numerous bands and wedding ensembles when not teaching in her music studio. Meredith holds a degree in Film Production with an emphasis on music scoring. She is a passionate music educator with extensive training in Suzuki pedagogy in both Violin and Piano. Meredith focuses on Early Childhood beginners and is certified through the SAA in Piano Book 1-3 and Violin Book 1-3, Suzuki in the Schools and Stage 1 Early Childhood Education Mommy and Me Group Classes. She recently founded a program at Gigi’s Playhouse, a volunteer based Down Syndrome Achievement Center, where she has modified the tradition ECE Music class to fit students with Down Syndrome. She has taught at the NC Suzuki State-wide Play-in for many years and frequently teaches at several regional workshops. She is a member of the NC Suzuki Association and the Triangle Piano Teachers Association.
My Qualifications: I am certified in Suzuki Book 1 thru 4, Piano Unit 1, Every Child Can, Suzuki in the Schools, Suzuki Early Childhood and Prenatal Education as well as Suzuki Principles in Action (SPA). I am also an active member of the North Carolina Suzuki Association , find me under Teacher Directory zip code 27612 or click the link below.
Here is a link to my official SUZUKI ASSOCIATION PROFILE
Above: Session work for Wing Span Arts in NYC 2011
Below: Fiddle Fest 2011 Brooklyn NY