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Ms. Michele Higa George

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Founder and Co-Director

Rainbow Suzuki Strings
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • music
    University of Southern California
  • Master of Music , Violin Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy
    Cleveland Institute of Music
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Web References
Atlanta Suzuki Institute » Faculty
www.atlantasuzuki.org, 20 Jan 2014 [cached]
Michele Higa George (violin teacher trainer) serves the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) as a teacher trainer, and has been a member of the SAA board and teacher development committee. She is executive producer of the award-winning documentary Nurtured By Love - the life and work of Shinichi Suzuki. Ms. George designed and implemented the Master of Music at the Cleveland Institute of Music in Violin Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy in 1986 and served as the Director of the Sato Center for Suzuki Studies for sixteen years. She has trained teachers throughout the United States and Canada, as well as assisting developing Suzuki programs in Central America and Africa. Closer to home, Michele founded and co-directed East Cleveland Rainbow Suzuki Strings. Ms. George currently resides in Glenview, Illinois, where she serves as Director of the Suzuki program at the Music Institute of Chicago and faculty mentor at the Merit School of Music and is raising her daughter, Emiko.
Strings By The Sea - 2011 Summer Faculty
www.stringsbythesea.org, 2 May 2011 [cached]
Michele Higa George – Violin received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Southern California, after which she established a Suzuki string program in the Baltimore City Public Schools. From 1980 to 1982, Michele studied with Dr. Suzuki at the Talent Education Institute in Matsumoto, Japan where she graduated from the teacher training program. She has taught at the Preucil School of Music and Cornell College. In 1986, Michele was appointed to the faculty of the Cleveland Institute as Director of Suzuki Studies.
Suzuki Association of Georgia Fall Workshop
www.atlantasuzuki.org, 10 Aug 2008 [cached]
Michele Higa George
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Michele Higa George - Violin
Michele Higa George received early training in violin and piano from Juanita Cummins in Southern California.
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Michele received Suzuki pedagogy instruction from Dr. Phyllis Glass at USC and taught the Suzuki method in the USC preparatory division and at the University of California at Northridge.
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In 1980, Mrs. George moved to Matsumoto, Japan to study at the Talent Education Institute with Dr. Shinichi Suzuki.
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In 1986, Michele George was appointed to the faculty of The Cleveland Institute of Music as Director of Suzuki Studies where she designed and implemented a Master of Music degree program in violin performance and Suzuki pedagogy.She served in that position from 1986 to 2003.Michele is a registered teacher trainer for the Suzuki Association of the Americas, and as served as a member of that association's executive board.She is also executive producer of the film, Nurtured By Love-- the life and work of Shinichi Suzuki.Ms. George is a frequent guest clinician at workshops for teachers and children throughout the world, and has taught in Africa, Taiwan, Costa Rica, Japan, Australia, and most states and provinces in the U.S. and Canada.She was the keynote speaker at the Suzuki Association of the Americas Leadership Retreat in 2003, and conference in 2004.
Recently, Michele George has devoted her energies to developing Suzuki string programs at both Chambers Elementary School in the inner city of East Cleveland and in Arusha, Tanzania near the great Serengeti National Park.She spent a month in Zimbabwe 2004 beginning a Suzuki program in Harare.Her most recent pursuit is teaching pre-school at Laurel School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, where daughter, Emiko, is a third-grader.
Suzuki Program at Brookline Music School
www.bmsmusic.org, 3 April 2009 [cached]
Sunday, January 25, 10:00am - 4:30pm with Michele Higa George This course is required for all new Suzuki teachers, but open to prospective teachers, parents, administrators and all others interested in learning about Suzuki approach to education. It is not instrument-specific. The Course Facilitator will be Michele Higa George.
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Michele studied with Dr. Shinichi Suzuki in Matsumoto, Japan, graduating from the International Academy of the Suzuki Method.
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Michele is a teacher trainer for the Suzuki Association of the Americas and has served on the executive board and the teacher development committee for the SAA. She is also executive producer of the film, Nurtured By Love -- the life and work of Shinichi Suzuki. Michele has taught in Africa, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Australia, and most states and provinces in the U.S. and Canada. She has been the featured keynote speaker at the SAA leadership retreat in 2003, and the SAA conference in 2004. Recently, Michele has devoted her energies to furthering the Suzuki method in an inner city school in East Cleveland, Ohio and is currently teaching 9th grade string ensemble at Greater Hartford Academy for the Arts in Hartford, Connecticut, while raising daughter, Emiko, a sixth-grader and budding actress/singer.
ASSI 2009 Calgary: Faculty
www.cssasuzuki.com, 9 Nov 2010 [cached]
Michele Higa George
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Michele Higa George
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Michele Higa George is a violinist and educator. She serves the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) as a teacher trainer, and has been a member of the SAA board and teacher development committee. She is executive producer of the award-winning documentary Nurtured By Love - the life and work of Shinichi Suzuki.
Ms. George was appointed to the faculty of The Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM), in 1986 where she designed and implemented the Master of Music degree program in violin performance and Suzuki pedagogy. She served as Director of Suzuki Studies at CIM for sixteen years.
Recently, Michele has devoted her energies to furthering the Suzuki method in an inner city public school in East Cleveland, Ohio. She is founder and co-director of Rainbow Suzuki Strings, whose members were invited to perform at the Suzuki Association Conference opening ceremonies in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Her most recent pursuit is the development of two Suzuki programs in Africa. The Suzuki program in Tanzania, East Africa, was begun in 2001 and employs four teachers, offering violin, cello, and guitar to over fifty families. In 2005, Ms. George spent a month in Zimbabwe training two teachers and prospective new Suzuki families at the International School of Harare, where there are currently forty families participating in Suzuki education.
This past summer, Ms. George moved to West Hartford, Connecticut, with husband, Mark, and daughter, Emiko. She is currently the outreach coordinator of The Hartt School Suzuki program.
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