Suzuki cello teachers: Haukur Hannesson, Iceland; Preucil School in Iowa City; Tanya Carey (currently at Roosevelt University).
“The Suzuki philosophy not only teaches us to be good musicians, but more importantly, to be good people.”
I am truly the product of Suzuki's philosophy of learning through love! My mom was a Suzuki violin teacher. I started learning cello in Iceland with one of the leaders of the Suzuki movement in Europe, Haukur Hannesson, then continued at the Preucil School in Iowa City, then the incredible artist teacher and teacher trainer, Tanya Carey, who would eventually train me to be a Suzuki teacher myself! Although I am now teaching cello at the college level (at the University of Washington in Seattle) I still use the guiding principals of Dr. Suzuki, because his philosophy not only teaches us to be good musicians, but, more importantly, to be good people.