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Suzuki Master Class with Allen Lieb
April 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Master classes are open to the public to observe free of charge.
Important notice regarding COVID-19:
Please note the following health and safety requirements: Masks are required for this event. All guests must provide proof of vaccination. Students between the ages of 5 and 11 must have received at least one dose of their vaccination in order to attend. No one under 5 admitted.
Master class coaching by guest artists has been part of Hoff-Barthelson’s curriculum since the School’s founding in 1944. This distinguished tradition continues this season with a roster of world-class musicians and educators including Ole Akahoshi, cello; Frank Huang, violin; Allen Lieb, Suzuki violin; Ingrid Jacobson Clarfield, piano; and Brandon Patrick George, flute.
Master classes are an enlightening experience for students and audiences alike. After months of careful preparation, students perform for, and then receive feedback and guidance from a master teacher who challenges the student to think in new and critical ways about the piece they’ve prepared. The results are inspiring and serve as a catalyst for students to reach new heights in their own musical explorations. Yet the learning isn’t limited just to the students who perform. In point of fact, any student—regardless of their level of development or whether or not they even play the same instrument—can learn a great deal.
Allen Lieb holds a M.M. in Performance from Southern Illinois University/Edwardsville, receiving his Suzuki Pedagogy emphasis with John Kendall. He graduated from the Talent Education Institute in 1979 after completing two years of study with Shinichi Suzuki. Allen has been a registered Teacher-Trainer with the Suzuki Association of the Americas since 1981. He has taught at institutes, workshops and conferences across the United States, Canada, Central America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. He is CEO of the International Suzuki Association, Chair of the ISA Violin Committee. Chair of the SAA Violin Committee and a member of the SAA Heritage Committee. Residing in New York City, Allen is Head of the Violin Department and Instructor for Teacher-Training at The School for Strings, violin instructor at The Diller-Quaile School of Music, and a string consultant for the VH1 Save The Music Foundation.