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Music in Practice and Performance

Dedicated to the teaching and performing of Mary Moser and Jonathan Moser. You will find explanations of teaching concepts, lists and pictures of common supplies needed for lessons, pictures and praise of exemplary student accomplishments. You will also find audio and video of performances, upcoming events, and studio information and directions.

Welcome and enjoy your visit!

MARY MOSER

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Hi! Welcome to the Moser Violin Studio website. I am Mary Moser and I teach violin to students of all ages using the Suzuki method. Dr. Suzuki was interested in not only developing the skill of violin playing, but more importantly, he desired that through learning the skills and discipline necessary to master the violin, he would be teaching life skills that would positively affect the very nature of his students. I share this passion. Learning the violin is a noble and enjoyable desire, but through the discipline of learning the violin, I desire to teach skills that will positively affect students in many other areas of life and learning.

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I am a “Suzuki Mom” taking violin lessons to support my son’s violin lessons (he takes with someone else who is equally excellent). Mary Moser was my teacher — she was fabulous! She always had something essential to offer that helped both my playing and my son’s. She is full of great playing skill-tips and teaching tools, ideas about how to manage the ebb and flow of a child’s enthusiasm for the instrument, cd’s to buy and Suzuki camps to attend. She is methodical and organized in her teaching, and always human and pleasant and cheerful. I always came away with something that both I and my son could and did use. Thanks Mary!
— Jennifer (Pgh)

I have taught students as young as 3 and as mature as 70 for more than 20 years. It is a truism that one is "Rarely Too Young and Never Too Old to Twinkle!" (Kay Collier Slone) I have trained with many of the leaders in Suzuki education. In addition, I have studied in the Paul Roland method and some Music Learning Theory of Dr. Gordon. All these learning experiences have helped to shape my understanding of the almost limitless abilities of children to master whatever is presented to them when presented properly.

I am a mother of three wonderful young musicians. I love working with children and I have dedicated myself to the instruction and development of students of all ages.

EDUCATION:

  • Master of Music in Performance and Pedagogy, Arizona State University
  • Bachelor of Music in Performance, University of the Pacific 

SUZUKI MENTORS:

  • Ronda Cole 
  • Michele George 
  • Teri Einfeldt 
  • Stevie Sandven 
  • Edmund Sprunger 
  • Kimberly Meier-Sims 

SUZUKI COURSE WORK:

  • Every Child Can 
  • Books 1-6 
  • Practicum 
  • Group Class Enrichment Course 

TEACHING:

  • Music School of Delaware (Wilmington)
  • Moser Violin Studio
  • Grove City College 
  • Duquesne University’s City Music Center (Suzuki Division) 
  • Pittsburgh Music Academy (Suzuki School) 
  • Westminster College (PA)
  • Carnegie Mellon University 
  • Carlow University 
  • Mesa Community Arts Center 
  • Phoenix Liturgical Arts Center 
  • Arizona State University 
  • Shenandoah University 

TEACHERS:

  • Dr. Katherine McLin 
  • Jane Cromwell 
  • Dr. Olivia Hajioff 
  • Dr. James Stern 
  • Valeria Vilker-Kuchment 
  • Jennifer John 
  • Paul Kantor 

ORCHESTRAL:

  • Bay-Atlantic Symphony (New Jersey)
  • Roanoke Symphony (Virginia)
  • Erie Philharmonic 
  • Wheeling Symphony 
  • Youngstown Symphony 
  • Westmoreland Symphony 
  • Academy Orchestra 
  • Pittsburgh Opera 
  • McKeesport Symphony 
  • Arizona State University Symphony 
  • Arizona State University Chamber Orchestra 

SMALL ENSEMBLES:

Founding member of the ASU Herberger Graduate String Quartet

Arizona State University New Music Ensemble

FESTIVALS:

Rome Festival in Rome, Italy

Tanglewood in Lennox, Massachusetts

Aspen Summer Music Festival in Aspen, Colorado

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