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


Libby Armour, Violin & Teacher Development Workshop - Memphis, TN
Eleanor Bartsch*, Chamber Music & Violin - Chicago, IL
Beth Cantrell,  Cello & Teacher Development Workshop - Charlottesville, VA

Delaine Leonard, Harp & Teacher Development Workshop - Austin, TX

LaTannia Ellerbe, Violin & Fiddle - Bermuda
Betsy Fee-Elliott, Violin - Greenville, SC
Gene Freeman, Instrument Repair - Hickory, NC
William Freeman, Violin, Viola - Hickory, NC
Jean Hatmaker*, Chamber Music & Cello - Chicago, IL
Francois Henkins*, Chamber Music & Violin - Chicago, IL
James Hutchins, Violin & Teacher Development Workshop - Silver Spring, MD
Joan Krzywicki, Piano & Teacher Development Workshop - Philadelphia, PA

Sharon Miller, Violin/Viola & Teacher Development Workshop - Harrisonburg, VA
Jane Morison, Theory & Piano - Bristol, TN

Alicia Randisi-Hooker, Cello - Knoxville, TN

MaryLou Roberts, Guitar & Teacher Development Workshop - Ann  Arbor, MI
Jeanne von Berg Sykes, Violin - Greensboro, NC
Ben Weber*, Chamber Music & Viola - Chicago, IL


*Denotes Member of Kontras Quartet - Chicago, IL