"Every Child Can Learn"
Dr. Schinichi Suzuki
EAST COBB SUZUKI VIOLIN SCHOOL
Over 40 years Experience in the Suzuki Method of violin
Now here in Cobb County
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2068 Candlewood CT NE
Marietta, GA 30066
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Mr. Ben has had decades of experience working with children of all ages three years and up with his oldest, "Kids", in the program having been in their 70's. He has a great re pore and love for his students and parents and together gets each involved in the process of making wonderful experiences, wonderful music, and wonderful opportunities for mom, dad, and child to share something very special.
Mr. Ben began studying violin with The Suzuki Method in 1968 at the age of 3. His mother began teaching her children using this method in 1965 early in the American establishment of the Suzuki Method. She and Mr. Ben studied directly under Ms. Louise Behrend, founder of the worlds most famous string school in New York City, "The School for Strings".
She and John Kendall each lived with Dr. Suzuki in the 1950's and are given credit for bringing and introducing the method to the United States. Mr. Ben's mother later came to complete several years of study with Dr. Suzuki in Nagoya as well. She had one of the most established Suzuki Violin School Programs in the Northeast. As a kid, Mr. Ben would fly monthly to NYC with his mother for a special lesson treat with Louise as a reward for a month of good practice.
Mr. Ben also had his opportunity to spend a week with Dr. Suzuki in West Berlin in 1984 just prior to the, "Wall", coming down. His family was captivated by music and his family consisting of six boys in the 1970’s was twice recognized as the most musical family in the northeast region of the US.
Music has been Mr. Ben's passion and love, which has driven him to share his years of experiences and knowledge with new generations of music lovers.
About East Cobb Suzuki Violin School
Ms. Stevens, violinist and violist, is a graduate of The Juilliard School in New York, where she held the position of assistant to faculty member Paul Doktor, and the School for Strings Suzuki Teacher Training Program led by Louise Behrend. Upon completing her training, she taught in some of the most prestigious music preparatory programs in Manhattan: School for Strings and Diller-Quaile School of Music. She was also a member of the Diller-Quaile String Quartet, and an active freelance musician and chamber music performer.
Upon moving to East Cobb in 1997, Ms. Stevens joined the esteemed group of orchestra directors teaching in Cobb County schools, as well as maintaining her private studio. She continues to teach children using The Suzuki Method through advanced traditional literature. She has held the position as Orchestra Director at Simpson Middle School in East Cobb, and worked with many other middle and high school programs as both clinician and conductor. Ms. Stevens has two sons, both professional musicians who are products of our wonderful area school programs.