Suzuki Workshop Day

Violin & Viola

Jessica Hoffman, violin/viola, was a Faculty member of the Suzuki Academy at The Music School of Delaware for 10 years before moving to Atlanta, GA area in January 2018. Miss Hoffman received her Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music and her Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from Esther Boyer College of Music at Temple University. A former member of Symphony in C, she’s been a freelancer in the Philadelphia/Delaware area before moving to Georgia. Miss Hoffman is a Registered Suzuki violin teacher having studied string pedagogy with Linda Fiore (Hartt Suzuki Institute), Ronda Cole (Greater Washington Suzuki Association), Michelle George (Greater Pittsburgh Suzuki Institute), Ed Kreitman(Ithaca Suzuki Institute), Edmund Sprunger (GWSA/Ithaca Suzuki Institutes), Nancy Jackson (American Suzuki Institute), Alice Joy Lewis (ASI), Katherine Wood (ASI) and Mimi Zweig (Indiana University). Miss Hoffman has also studied Baroque Music under the incredible Elizabeth Field and Stephanie Vial at the Vivaldi Project’s Early Music on Modern Instruments (EMMI) workshops.



Susan Hoffman, piano, is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois as a Music Major with emphasis on piano.  She taught Traditional piano in her Home Studio for over 30 years.  Prior to relocating to the Atlanta area in January 2018, Mrs. Hoffman lived in the state of NJ where she was a Church Choir Director and Church Pianist. Her other accomplishments include teaching piano at a Private School, Accompanist for the Pennsville Public School Music Academy, as well as Organist at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Pennsville, NJ.  Susan Hoffman has been a Suzuki Piano Instructor at the Community Music School University of Delaware (CMSUD) for twelve years.  She is a Registered Suzuki Piano Teacher in books 1,2,3,4, having studied Suzuki Piano with Carolyn Frasier and Marilyn Anderson.  She also completed her Certificate for Unit 1 at a Music Mind Games workshop with Michiko Yurko at her studio in Washington D.C.