Name: Marion Goodrich
Training: Preucil School of Music; Cleveland Institute of Music; continuing education course work through the Suzuki Association of the Americas.
Experience: 20+ years teaching Suzuki violin in private and preparatory studios.
Marion grew up as a Suzuki student in one of the most established programs in the country, studying with Doris Preucil. Marion received long term graduate level training in Suzuki pedagogy at the Cleveland Institute of Music. A believer in lifelong learning, she has participated in numerous courses led by the SAA’s teacher trainers.
Teaching venues have included large community programs, conservatory preparatory programs, and the independent studio. Students have received top scores in award programs, principal and concertmaster seats for Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestras, and thunderous applause for performing a Pre-Twinkle song in a studio recital. Graduates have gone on to achieve the ultimate goal: Being good citizens with noble hearts and minds, serving their communities in careers such as school music director and EMT.
As a Suzuki teacher:
- Their growth as people
- The accomplishments, musical and otherwise, accompanying their growth
- Their willingness to participate
- Their encouragement of all students
Other Suzuki teachers
- Generosity with their time and talents
- Their good humor – lots of smiles and laughter