Patricia Stone, a violinist, moved to Atlanta with her family in 2012 from Louisville, KY where she was a freelance violinist and private music instructor for 22 years. Since moving to Atlanta she has been studying and teaching the Suzuki Talent Education Method. She especially enjoys teaching beginning students and working with children.
Her training as a Suzuki teacher started by observing her son’s and daughter’s lessons, taught by successful, talented teachers (Wayne Krigger, Mary Beth Bryant, Hiroko Driver, Kirsten Browning and Pat Vas Dias). She chose Suzuki teachers for them when they were five and three years old and has been their practice partner for the past nine years.
Her son, a cellist, and daughter, a violinist, are now accomplished young musicians.
She has attended several Suzuki Institutes around the U.S. to become a registered Suzuki teacher. Her teacher trainers include world renowned teachers such as Carrie Ruening-Hummel, Ed Krietman, and James Hutchins. She continues to attend influential Suzuki workshops to enhance her knowledge and teaching skills in the method. She is currently serving on the board of the Suzuki Association of Georgia.
Other teaching positions include leading chamber music and an orchestra program at Kentucky Country Day School (for 10 years). She started the now very successful Orchestra program at the Kentucky Country Day School. She taught the Orchestra program at Whitefield Academy in Atlanta for one year.
She has a Bachelor in Music and Master in Music (in violin performance) from the University of Louisville. She has been a contract violinist with several regional Orchestras including the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, the West Virginia Symphony, the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, and the Lexington Philharmonic. Summer festivals include the Grand Teton Festival, and two years at the Round Top Music Festival. The teachers she has studied with and have been most influential to her as a musician are Peter McHugh, Michel Samson, Jorja Fleezanis, Camilla Wicks, and Patrick Rafferty.
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