• Suzuki Strings Instructors

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Suzuki Cello Book 1 Teaching Registration Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance and Pedagogy, Hong Kong Baptist University Master of Music in cello performance, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts Artist Diploma in Cello Performance, Texas Christian University Doctor of Music in cello performance with a Cognate in Music Theory, Texas Christian University School of Music (ABD Status)

Dr. Tsun-yuet Emmanuel Kwok

Dr. Tsun-yuet Emmanuel Kwok began Suzuki talent education cello lessons at the age of 6 in Asia. Since then, he has appeared as a soloist in Europe, Asia, and the United States. He is the assistant principal cellist of the McKinney Philharmonic Orchestra, and is a member of the Dallas Chamber Symphony. Awards received include 1st prize in the Hong Kong Music Festival, and 2nd prize in the National Competition of Asia. In addition to classical performances, Dr. Kwok has worked with worship ministries and pop singers in Southeast Asia, recording more than ten albums as a cello soloist. 

Emmanuel previously served as a faculty member of the Clear Creek Music Festival (OR), TCU Summer Cello Academy, the Fort Worth B Sharp Youth Music Program, and was the former assistant director of the TCU Cello Ensemble. 

Dr. Kwok received a Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance and Pedagogy from Hong Kong Baptist University, a Master of Music in Cello Performance at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, an Artist Diploma from Texas Christian University, and is currently a Doctoral Candidate (ABD) at Texas Christian University, majoring in cello performance with a cognate in music theory. 

Emmanuel Kwok's Suzuki Book 1 cello teacher training was completed in Texas under the tutelage of Dr. Shu-Yi Scott.

Phone: 903-259-5567

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Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance, Cleveland Institute of Music Master of Music in Violin Performance with a Suzuki Pedagogy Emphasis, The Hartt School of Music Doctor of Music in Violin Performance, Florida State University

Dr. Elizabeth Ramos

Dr. Elizabeth Ramos is the lead Suzuki Strings teacher at Greenville ISD.

As a graduate of the Hartt School of Music's Suzuki pedagogy program, Dr. Ramos' primary teaching focus is centered in the philosophy of the Suzuki Method. Her former Suzuki teacher trainers include Edmund Sprunger, Nancy Jackson, Edward Kreitman, and Teri Einfeldt. She received a Doctor of Music in violin performance from Florida State University in 2022.

In February of 2020, Dr. Ramos gave a lecture recital entitled Beginning Teaching and the End Result: The Evolution of Suzuki Book 1 Skills Through the Violin Repertoire. The recital focuses on principles of beginning Suzuki violin skills, and how they evolve throughout the course of a Suzuki violinist's training. 

In addition to teaching Suzuki violin, Dr. Ramos regularly performs mariachi music in the Dallas Fort-Worth area. 

Phone: 903-453-6661

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Master of Music in Violin Performance, University of Southern Mississippi Master of Music in Viola Performance with a Suzuki Pedagogy Emphasis, University of New Mexico Doctor of Music in Viola and Violin Performance, Louisiana State University

Dr. Monica Rodriguez

Dr. Monica Rodriguez, a native of Brazil, holds a Doctoral Degree in viola and violin performance from Louisiana State University and two Masters’ Degrees, in violin performance from The University Southern Mississippi and in viola performance from University of New Mexico. During her time spent in New Mexico, she also received the Certificate in Suzuki Philosophy and Violin Teaching Long Term Training under Professor Susan Kempter.

Dr. Rodriguez has taken part in numerous international music festivals and masterclasses with such artists as Roberto Diaz, Nadja Salermo, Erick Friedman, Boris Belkin, Alexandre Brussilovsky, Ole Bohn and Manfredo Kraemer. As a soloist, she gave solo and chamber recitals in Brazil, USA, Panamá, Slovakia and Italy. She is the winner of the Louisiana Viola Society Competition (2011).