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Ms. Michele George Higa

Founder and Co-Director

Rainbow Suzuki Strings

Rainbow Suzuki Strings

Background Information

Employment History

Member, Faculty
Suzuki Studies

Member, Faculty
Cleveland Institute

Registered Teacher Trainer
Suzuki Association of the Americas Inc

Teacher Trainer
Suzuki Association of the Americas Inc

String Ensemble Director
Greater Hartford Arts Academy

Director of Suzuki Studies
Cleveland Institute of Music

Position In Violin
Atlanta Suzuki Institute

Violin Teacher Trainer
Atlanta Suzuki Institute

Teacher
Laurel School

Teacher
Preucil School of Music

Affiliations

Board Member
Suzuki Studies

Board Member
Cleveland Institute

Member of the Board and Teacher Development Committee
Suzuki Association of the Americas Inc

Board Member
Sato Center for Suzuki Studies

Education


music
University of Southern California

Master of Music
Violin Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy
Cleveland Institute of Music

Web References (33 Total References)


Atlanta Suzuki Institute » Faculty

www.atlantasuzuki.org [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

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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

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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.


ASSI 2009 Calgary: Faculty

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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.


Suzuki Music Schools of MA - Festival Bios

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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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