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 and 2 SECE training from Dorothy Jones and Sharon Jones. 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 fifteen 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. Most recently, Stacey has completed Stage 1 SECE training with Sharon Jones. 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.
Heather is an active teacher and freelance performer in the Boulder and Denver metro area. She holds a Bachelor of Music from Lawrence University, and a Master of Music from the University of Colorado. Heather completed her Suzuki cello training with Carol Tarr at the University of Denver and has registered training for Books 1-10, as well as Practicum, Note Reading, and continuing education courses with the SAA. She also recently completed the first stage of Suzuki Early Childhood Education training, and is very excited to be joining the Prelude team.
Heather has been on the faculty of Boulder Suzuki Strings since 2003. When not teaching or performing, Heather enjoys spending time in the Colorado sunshine with her husband and two young daughters.
Jessica Berg is a violin teacher and Iyengar Yoga instructor with active violin studios in Denver and Boulder. She joined the faculty of Boulder Suzuki Strings in 2002. In addition to teaching private lessons and coaching string ensembles in Denver, she leads St. Anne’s Strings at St. Anne’s Episcopal School in Denver, where she has worked with students since 2008.
Jessica believes in linking yoga and music to help musicians overcome the physical strains of playing an instrument and find emotional balance for performance. She has taught Yoga for Musicians at workshops including Peaks to Plains Suzuki Institute, Intermezzo Chamber Music Sessions and the Suzuki Winter Workshop in Denver, CO.
Jessica began studying Suzuki violin at age 3 at Wheaton College in Wheaton Illinois under Kee Soon Ahn and William Fuhrberg. She completed her teacher training with Suzuki Pedagogue, Ellie Albers Leroux. While traveling in India in 1998, she discovered yoga and began teaching in 2002. She is happy to make her home in Colorado, and enjoys the mountain lifestyle to the fullest.