Flori and Stacey both recognize the importance of parent involvement in creating the strongest learning environment available. Therefore they believe in parent education and devote time to developing a partnership with parents as well as the child.
Suzuki ECE teachers believe that the early environment helps form the spirit of the child and that the potential for creating a rich musical environment for the child is dependent upon parent involvement. Also, Suzuki ECE teachers are trained to foster ability development rather than using a “teach and move on” approach.
Mrs. Muller is a Registered Suzuki Association of the Americas SECE Teacher, earning Stage 1, 2, 3, and 4 SECE training from Dorothy Jones and Sharon Jones and Danette Schuh. She is also a Registered Suzuki Violin Teacher (fully certified in violin books 1-10). She has received pedagogical training from Connie Heard, Sally O’Reilly, Mark Bjork, William Starr, and Judy Offman. Further teacher development training sessions have included those with Barbara Barber, Carrie Reuning-Hummel, Edmund Sprunger, Teri Einfeldt, and Carol Tarr. Mrs. Muller holds a Bachelors Degree, magna cum laude, in Violin Performance from the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University, a Double Masters in Violin Performance and Suzuki Violin Pedagogy from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, and earned candidacy for the Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Colorado Boulder.
She is a registered member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and the American String Teachers Association and has served as President of HASSA (Houston Area Suzuki Strings Association) and has also served on HASSA’s board as Vice President and Past President. She has been teaching violin for over twenty years and is enthusiastic about teaching and truly enjoys working with students of all ages. She spends her time with her husband and their two children and teaching violin with Boulder Suzuki Strings. Other interests include cooking, photography, and being outdoors.
Having taught Suzuki violin for over 20 years, Stacey Brady maintains an active studio of 35 students with Boulder Suzuki Strings. Stacey completed her Suzuki training with Dr. William Starr while obtaining her BA in Music and Elementary Education Certification from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Later, she received her Master of Music degree in Violin Performance and Pedagogy with Dr. Starr, and then went on to do post-graduate work at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Stacey has completed Stage 1 and 2 SECE training with trainers Sharon Jones and Danette Schuh. Stacey is a Registered Suzuki violin teacher (fully certified in books 1-10) and has received training from William Starr, James Mauer, Susan Kempter, Gabe Bolkowski, Amy Gesmer-Packman, Marilyn McDonald, Ian Swenson, Harold Whippler, Cynthia Miller-Freivigol, Judith Glyde, Erika Eckert, and the Takacs String Quartet.
Stacey is also an active professional player and performs throughout the Denver Metro area on both modern and baroque instruments. She enjoys teaching at Suzuki Summer Institutes and has been a regular faculty member at the Intermountain Suzuki Strings Institute in Utah and the Peaks to Plains Suzuki Institute in Colorado. Stacey is currently living in Broomfield CO with her husband and her three children. She enjoys traveling, running and spending time with her family in her spare time.