IMG-9327

Clare obtained a bachelor’s degree in Musicology at Chongqing University of Arts and Sciences. Also, she completed the courses for the Master’s in Musicology and Dancology at Southwest University.  She has taught violin with the Suzuki method for 10 years at Yew Chung International School. She served as the school's concertmaster, orchestra teacher, and conductor.  She centers her lessons around a strong curriculum.  She encourages students to participate in the concerts and competitions, therefore giving them a reason to practice.  Clare is personable and considerate of different cultures as well a students’ learning expectations.  She is enthusiastic and loves to work towards motivating her students and guiding them to have a love of music.

Suzuki Method

The Suzuki violin method is a specific musical curriculum that was developed over fifty years ago by Japanese violinist, Shinichi Suzuki .  After the devastation of World War II in his home country Japan, Suzuki was looking for a way to bring joy and happiness to the children.

Suzuki based his approach on the belief that “Musical ability is not an inborn talent but an ability which can be developed. Any child who is properly trained can develop musical ability, just as all children develop the ability to speak their mother tongue. The potential of every child is unlimited.”

Clare starts teaching children as young as age 5 the Suzuki Method at MMW.