Samantha began her violin training�from age 4, studying the Suzuki Method. As a Suzuki student, she studied with Debbie Moench. She participated in many Suzuki String Institutes, and was a member of the performing group, Rocky Mountain Strings. After graduating from the Suzuki repertoire, her studies continued with Gerald Elias, Natalie Reed, Eugene Watanabe, and Ralph Matson. She participated in many competitions, and soloed with the Utah Symphony in 2009.�She went on to study with Professor Alex Woods at Brigham Young University and earned her Bachelor of Music degree in 2015. At Brigham Young University, she served as program director for Partners in the Arts, an outreach program that provides musical lessons to underprivileged children in the area. She also served as the president of the BYU Student Chapter of the American String Teachers Association. Samantha started teaching the Suzuki method in 2008, and has maintained an active studio ever since with students ranging in age from 3-18. She has taken courses from the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) and is certified in Suzuki books 1-8. Her students have won school competitions and received top marks in State Solo and Ensemble events. While living in Chicago, Samantha taught with the Merit School of Music, and enjoyed teaching Suzuki violin lessons to elementary school children in the South side of Chicago. She has received her Suzuki Teacher Training from Cathy Lee, Allen Lieb, Linda Fiore, and Gail Johansen. Samantha�is an active member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, Suzuki Association of Utah and the American String Teachers Association.
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