Mary holds a bachelors in violin performance from North Texas State University and an MM from University of Colorado- Boulder in violin performance/Suzuki pedagogy where she was a student of Bill Starr. She has also studied with Will Schwartz, Phil Lewis, and Charles Trager. Other Suzuki teachers have included Teri Einfeldt, Doris Preucil, James Mauer, John Kendall, and Brian Lewis. Mary also received an MA in mental health counseling from University of Northern Iowa. She has taught with the University of Northern Iowa Suzuki School for many years. She is a member of the Waterloo Cedar Falls Symphony. Mary has two daughters who are both musically inclined. Mary joins our violin faculty on a part-time basis.

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