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The Faculty of Virginia Suzuki Institute is solely comprised of SAA sanctioned Teachers, several of whom studied with Dr. Suzuki himself. Many of our faculty have been with us for more than a decade, and several have brought their own children to attend VSI. All of our faculty genuinely care for the 'whole student'- not just their musical abilities.

Nan Freeman, Director - Hickory, NC

Sally Ross, Chamber Camp Coordinator - Hickory, NC

Kimberly Freeman - Administrative Assistant- Hillsborough, NC

Tenley Freeman - Administrative Assistant - Hickory, NC

Libby Armour, Violin & Teacher Development Workshop - Memphis, TN

Tim Barrett, Violin - Johnson City, TN
Eleanor Bartsch*, Chamber Music & Violin - Chicago, IL
Beth Cantrell, Cello & Teacher Development Workshop - Charlottesville, VA

Justin Craig, Jazz and Guitar - Blacksburg, VA

LaTannia Ellerbe, Violin - Jackson, MS
Betsy Fee-Elliott, Violin - Greenville, SC
Gene Freeman, Instrument Repair - Hickory, NC
Kevin Freeman, Art - Boone, NC

William Freeman, Violin & Viola - Hickory, NC

Andrew Freeman, Massage Therapist - Hillsborough, NC
Jean Hatmaker*, Chamber Music & Cello - Chicago, IL
Francois Henkins*, Chamber Music & Violin - Chicago, IL

Betsy Hughes, Violin & Orchestra - Greenville, NC

James Hutchins, Violin & Teacher Development Workshop - Silver Spring, MD

William Kossler, Guitar & Teacher Development Workshop - Winston-Salem, NC

Joan Krzywicki, Piano & Teacher Development Workshop - Philadelphia, PA
Delaine Leonard, Harp & Teacher Development Workshop - Charlotte, NC

Sharon Miller, Violin & Teacher Development Workshop - Harrisonburg, VA

Claire Morison, Theory - Boone, NC

Jane Morison, Theory & Chorus - Bristol, TN

Alicia Randisi-Hooker, Cello - Knoxville, TN

William Kossler, Guitar & Teacher Development Workshop - Winston Salem, NC
Jean Von Berg Sykes - Greensboro, NC
Ben Weber*, Chamber Music & Viola - Chicago, IL


*Denotes Member of Kontras Quartet - Chicago, IL

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