As a graduate with distinction in Music Education from the world-renowned Eastman School of Music, Beverly
brings her love of music and passion for quality education together in her lessons for students of all ages and skill levels. With 20 years of teaching experience, her positive approach combines with her depth of pedagogical knowledge to foster technically adept, expressive, well-rounded violinists.
While at Eastman, she studied with Mikhail Kopelman, former first violinist of the Borodin and Tokyo String Quartets; performed with the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra; gave annual recitals; and taught in local elementary, middle, and high school orchestras in and around Rochester, NY.
She has performed in Carnegie Hall and Benaroya Hall; performed with the Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra, the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Rainier Symphony Ballet Orchestra; served as a music theory instructor and violin/chamber music coach for the Evergreen Music Festival, as well as a violin coach for the Tacoma Youth Symphony Association; been a requested clinician for numerous teacher training workshops and served as a board member for the Green River Music Educators Association; and taught at the Suzuki Summer Festival at the University of Puget Sound.
She received her Suzuki training from the Japan-Seattle Suzuki Institute with Kathleen Spring. Afterwards, she went on to earn her Graduate Certificate in Suzuki Violin Pedagogy from the Lamont School of Music while maintaining an active teaching schedule. She is also a registered Music Together teacher and has taught mixed-age music classes for infants to five-year-olds and their parents in Bellevue, WA.
With a firm dedication to lifelong learning, she constantly seeks out current research in music education and attends several professional development workshops and music education conferences each year, absorbing a multitude of the highest quality practices from around the world in order to continually improve her own teaching and to better serve her students.
She spent a combined six years teaching public school elementary general music as well as band and orchestral consulting in the Auburn School District. There, she conducted 12 to 18 concerts per year, including outreach concerts to nursing homes; pioneered an elementary school ukulele program; and created a series of student composition concerts. She credits her holistic teaching style to her time spent in the classroom and extensive training in Orff Schulwerk, as well as some training in Alexander Technique, Kodály and Dalcroze teaching methodologies, which cultivate the development of the whole child. Sing, say, dance, play, create! Melding these approaches with her violin instruction has proven highly effective and brought out all the more heart and depth in her students' playing.
While at Eastman, Beverly concurrently earned her BA in English Literature, graduating magna cum laude from the University of Rochester. She remains enthusiastic about all things bookish. When she is not playing music or teaching, you will most likely find her hiking the beautiful trails of the Eastside with an audiobook in her ear, scribbling away at her writing desk, or simply curled up with a mug of tea, her husband, and a good book. :)
Beverly Huo Music Studio currently serves Newcastle, Issaquah, Bellevue, and surrounding areas.
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