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CSA Suzuki Teacher Biographies

Community school teachers are divided into different categories according to their level of teaching experience and training. Many are beginners who are in the early stages of training, while others have teaching and/or performance degrees. All student teachers have received at least one faculty recommendation. Faculty members serve as teaching mentors. Call the office at (815) 753-1450 if you have questions about a teacher. Check the list regularly, as new teachers are added throughout the year.

Teachers by Level 

Faculty 
Ann Montzka Smelser (Suzuki violin, violin, viola)

Associate Level (professional teachers, more experienced)
Thomas Cappaert (cello, Suzuki cello) 
Marilyn Montzka (Suzuki piano)  
Laurie Rodriguez (violin, Suzuki violin, early ed classes) 
Eric Schroeder  (guitar, Suzuki guitar, ukulele ensemble)

Apprentice II Level (at least two years' teaching experience)
Carolyn Snyder (violin, viola)