William R. Bauer, Ph.D. (Dalcroze) Current president of the Dalcroze Society of America, Dr. Bauer teaches music full-time at the College of Staten Island/CUNY, where he also serves as Director of the Dalcroze Atelier at CSI.
Dr. Bauer earned his Ph.D. and MA in Composition from the CUNY Graduate
Center and Columbia University, respectively, and his Dalcroze License
and Certificate at the Manhattan Dalcroze Institute in studies with
Robert Abramson and Ruth Alperson. He
has led classes at International Dalcroze Conferences in Vienna,
Geneva, Tokyo, Coventry, and Pittsburgh, and in Dalcroze Teacher
Training Institutes at Carnegie-Mellon University and The Longy School,
at numerous DSA national conferences and chapter workshops, and in many
other settings. Dr. Bauer's writings on the Dalcroze Approach have appeared in the pages of American Dalcroze Journal and Dalcroze Connections.
Rosalie Keddington (Violin) Rosalie
Keddington has performed with the Honolulu Symphony, Hawaii Chamber
Orchestra (soloist, assoc. concertmaster), Utah Chamber Orchestra
(assoc. concertmaster), Utah Chamber Artists, Intermountain Chamber
Orchestra (soloist, concertmaster), as a soloist and chamber musician
for music festivals (Moab Music Festival, Bear Lake Music Festival), as
an orchestral recording artist, and with a variety of other chamber
ensembles and orchestras. Mrs. Keddington also freelances in
contemporary and other violin styles – including folk music and
fiddle. Mrs. Keddington runs a large private studio, teaches at Music
Workshops and Institutes across the country and teaches on the Music
Faculty for the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts.
studied with with her father– violinist, professor and conductor Dr.
LaVar Krantz in addition to Zaven Melikian, Kathryn Lucktenberg, Simon
Kim, Barbara Williams, and Gerald Elias, and has received coaching from
Charles Castleman, Donald McInnes and Eduard Melkus. Rosalie earned a
BMus. in Violin Performance from the University of Hawaii, and spent
many years receiving extensive teacher training through the Suzuki
Association of Americas, and the American String Teachers Association.
She has served on the Board of SAU (Suzuki Association of Utah), and
served for many years as VP-Strings for the Greater Philadelphia Suzuki
Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, Mrs. Keddington currently resides in Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania.
Kathy McHugh (Violin) Kathy McHugh attended Ithaca College. It was during that time that she was first introduced to the Suzuki method and began her training with Sandy Reuning. After receiving her Bachelor of Music degree, Kathy continued her studies with Sandy Reuning and began teaching for Ithaca Talent Education. She had additional teacher training with Teri Einfeldt, Linda Fiore, Mark Bjork and participated in teachers’ workshops with Dr. Suzuki.
A family move created an opportunity for Kathy to establish her own studio and bring Suzuki method violin and viola instruction to Morristown, NJ. During her 10 years in Morristown, Kathy taught many students, began a string program in a private school, founded a training orchestra for area students, taught strings in the local public schools, and was an active freelance performer.
In 1988, Kathy returned to ITE as a full-time faculty member. She accepted a position as strings instructor in the Lansing Central School district in 1993. Currently Kathy is the Lansing Middle School library media specialist and teaches violin, viola, and the Paganini repertory class part-time for ITE. She is on the faculty of the Ithaca College Suzuki Institute and has been a guest clinician at many workshops.
Teaching music for Kathy is a treat. It is lots of fun and doesn’t feel like work. “I love teaching and am fortunate to work with so many wonderful students, families, and colleagues. I have been teaching using the Suzuki method for 30 years and hope that I can continue for another 30!”
Nancy Modell (Piano and Every Child Can! Course), an Ithaca College Music graduate in applied piano and instrumental education, is a certified Suzuki piano Teacher Trainer who, in the 1980s, pioneered the Suzuki approach in Israel. Since 1992, Nancy inspires students to reach their potential in her Springfield studio through innovative learning opportunities, including original composition, music events and field trips. Her students have earned highest honors in performance and composition at local and international festivals. Nancy has presented her innovative approach to introduce composition to students of all levels at various teachers’ forums, including the SAA, NAfME and NJMEA. Under a MTNA Teacher Enrichment Grant, she studied how to employ the Taubman Approach to enhance Suzuki Piano Pedagogy. Nancy has trained Suzuki piano teachers in college courses, Suzuki Summer Institutes, and privately. She is an assistant director of the NJ Suzuki Workshop and is President of the MEA-NJ. Nancy relishes opportunities to share her love of music with students.
Aimee Morrill Briant, Director
Louise McClure, Assistant Director & Volunteer Coordinator
Nancy Modell, Piano Coordinator & ECC Coordinator
Accompanist Ikumi Hiraiwa