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Danette Schuh, Dolce Music Studio Director headshot 2013
SAA Registered Teacher Trainer in Suzuki Early Childhood Education,
Violin, Viola, Chamber Music, Theory, and Suzuki Early Childhood Education Teacher,
Dolce Strings Touring Ensemble Co-director
Danette Schuh is the Director of Dolce Music Studio, home of Dolce Strings and Dolce Babies, where she teaches violin, viola and Suzuki Early Childhood classes. She also co-directs the Dolce Strings Touring Ensemble. She is an SAA Registered SECE Teacher Trainer. As one of the teachers who taught SECE classes at the 16th World Convention in Japan, she also had the privilege of speaking and presenting the SECE curriculum in depth. A sought-after clinician at institutes, workshops, festivals and schools, she has been teaching for over 30 years, and has held positions such as President of the Houston Area Suzuki Strings Association (now Southeast Texas Suzuki Association), and state board member of Texas Music Teachers Association. She has received the Houston Music Teachers Association President’s “Bravo” award and was also awarded “Teacher of the Year”. She has been published in the American Suzuki Journal, contributed a video to Parents and Partners Online, and has presented at numerous SAA Conferences and Leadership Retreats. She is currently the SECE Coordinator for the 2018 SAA Conference. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree with honors from Indiana University, where she studied violin with Tadeusz Wronski and Josef Gingold. She has had the great privilege of studying SECE with the creators of the curriculum, Dorothy Jones and Sharon Jones. Mrs. Schuh also performs with the Möbius Chamber Ensemble and as a freelance violinist and violist in the greater Houston area. She and her husband, Todd, reside in Sugar Land, Texas.
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Meredith Harris, Quartus Members Commercial ShootDolce Strings Touring Ensemble Co-director
Meredith Harris, a native of North Carolina, teaches Suzuki violin and viola in Houston, Texas. She enjoys teaching at various workshops and institutes and has coordinated the STXSA Fabulous Fridays Group Class events in League City. Ms. Harris holds a Bachelors degree from East Carolina University and a Masters Degree from Rice University where she studied with Ara Gregorian and James Dunham, respectively. Her active performing career includes performances with the Houston Grand Opera and the Lincoln Center Opera Festival in New York.
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Elisabeth Hope, elisabeth headshotDolce Strings Touring Ensemble Co-director, Dolce Babies Suzuki Early Childhood Education Teacher
Elisabeth Hope grew up as a “Suzuki kid” and treasures some of her fondest memories as a member of a Suzuki tour group. Mrs. Hope holds music degrees from George Mason University and the University of Houston, where she studied with Peter Haase and Andzrej Grabiec, respectively. Mrs. Hope has been featured as a soloist with orchestras in Texas, New Mexico and Virginia, most notably at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage in Washington, D.C. In addition to her work with Dolce Babies and the Touring Ensemble, she runs a thriving private violin and viola studio in Dickinson, TX.
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Emmelynn Junek, Dolce Babies Suzuki Early Childhood Education Assistant TeacherIMG_4069
Emmelynn Junek began working with Dolce Babies classes as a student assistant in 2009. She is currently an Education student at the University of Houston Victoria, working towards her EC-6th grade certification with additional Special Education Certification. She enjoys learning and working with children and is looking forward to becoming better equipped to be a classroom teacher. She also teaches private violin lessons in the Fort Bend ISD after school private lesson program. Her next exciting project is to complete SECE Stage One training to become a registered SECE Teacher in January, 2018. When she is not teaching or studying, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, doing craft projects, going for walks, and playing four instruments, violin, piano, cello, and guitar.
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Amy Mathis, Dolce Babies Suzuki Early Childhood Education TeacherDSC_0698
Amy Mathis has been teaching private violin and viola lessons for over 25 years. She is a trained Suzuki Early Childhood Education teacher as well. In addition to Dolce Babies and directing the Mathis Music Studio in Sugar Land, Amy’s teaching experience includes Wichita Collegiate School, Central Christian Academy, and Blessed Sacrament School. She is a graduate of Omega Christian Academy and received a violin performance degree, magna cum laude, from Wichita State University, Wichita Kansas.She was awarded the Music Teachers National Association Star Award and is a member of American String Teachers Association, Texas Music Educators Association, and the Suzuki Association of the Americas. She has also served as President of the Houston Area Suzuki String Association.
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