Deborah Moench, Emeritus Faculty

Deborah Moench began teaching the violin when she was in the fifth grade, one year after beginning lessons! This began a love of sharing music with children that has never ceased. In 1978 Hiroko Primrose introduced Debbie to the Suzuki Method of teaching violin.  This was a great gift to Debbie and all her subsequent students.  She was co-director with Ramona Stirling of Rocky Mountain Strings, a performance group for their advanced students.  Debbie is a past president of the Suzuki Association of Utah and the coordinator of the 2012 Suzuki Association of the Americas Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

 

The Deborah Moench Teacher Training Program 

At Gifted Music School, we believe that ongoing teacher training is an essential component of being a great teacher. Deborah Moench, a founding board member of Gifted Music School and renowned Suzuki violin pedagogue, believes that continual improvement is a basic quality of a teacher. Being an effective teacher is a process of learning, adjusting, practicing, and adapting. Every student is unique and presents unique challenges. View upcoming teacher training workshops here.