"If love is deep, much can be accomplished." - Shinichi Suzuki
Beth has taught in Washington, DC, Memphis, and now Nashville. She was on the faculty at The Levine School of Music in Washington, DC for 20 years. Prior to that, Beth was Director of The Music Academy of Rhodes College in Memphis, where she also founded The Academy’s Suzuki Piano and String Departments.
“The Suzuki Philosophy has shaped my life. I am inspired and energized by the students and parents, and enjoy the musical adventure we share. It is my great fortune to have also served as a “Suzuki mom” – one daughter is a violinist, the other a pianist. Both are now Suzuki teachers.”
Beth received a BA in Piano from Rhodes College and an MM in Piano from The University of Memphis, where she also completed all levels of Suzuki Piano training.
Robin is a trained and registered Suzuki Violin Instructor. Having taught professionally for ten years, Robin is one of the Nashville area’s premiere private teachers and teaches both in Nashville and Springfield. Previously, she served as a faculty member at Austin Peay State University‘s Community School of the Arts.
Robin’s pedagogical study includes Suzuki Teacher Training with Ronda Cole, Edmund Sprunger, and Michele Higa-George as well as traditional study with Mimi Zweig and Brenda Brenner. She received her Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees in violin performance from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music under the direction of Ik-Hwan Bae and Alexander Kerr.
A skilled performer, Robin has performed at such venues as Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center.
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Elizabeth joined Eckert Suzuki Music after teaching at Vanderbilt's Blair School of Music for 10 years. Previously, she taught at Indiana University, where she completed her piano performance degree as a student of Jeremy Denk. Her numerous awards including the ALEX award for the Performing Arts, The Indiana University Piano Concerto Competition, and The National Symphony Orchestra Young Soloists' Competition (finalist). She has appeared with the IU Symphony Orchestra and Levine Chamber Orchestra. Performances include Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Smithsonian Institute. A Suzuki student herself, Elizabeth has trained many young musicians who have gone on to collegiate music programs (some receiving full scholarships).
Mikaela is a former student of Elizabeth Eckert who received pre-college piano instruction with the Suzuki Method at the Blair School of Music. She completed a degree in piano performance and music composition on a full scholarship at Belmont University. Mikaela has performed in masterclasses with pianists Joyce and and Dror Biran, with Belmont’s New Music Ensemble, and on Belmont’s Instrumental Honors Recital. Awards include the Woods Piano Scholar and the Myra Jackson Blair Scholarship. Belmont’s Composition Honors recital and New Music Ensemble concerts have featured her compositions. Mikaela is a trained and registered Suzuki Piano instructor and is pleased to join Eckert Suzuki Music as an associate teacher.