Audrey White completed her Suzuki training with Dr. Suzuki in Japan, holds a degree in viola performance from the New England Conservatory of Music; and a dual master’s degree in conducting and viola from UMass/Lowell. Audrey, originally from Framingham, MA is now a music educator in Worcester. As a conductor she has worked with the Boston City Wide String Orchestra and the Worcester Youth Orchestras. She founded the Intensive Community Program of the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra in the 1990s where she also conducted BYSO’s Preparatory String Orchestra (PSO) and taught on the faculty of NEC’s preparatory division.
Ms. White teaches Suzuki Violin — private lessons and beginning group classes each week. As explained by the Suzuki Association of the Americas: Suzuki based his approach on the belief that, “musical ability is not an inborn talent but an ability that can be developed. Any child who is properly trained can develop musical ability, just as all children develop the ability to speak their mother tongue. The potential of every child is unlimited.” Suzuki’s beliefs and the method he developed have now reached thousands of teachers, children and families in many nations. The important elements of the Suzuki approach to instrumental teaching include an early start (aged 3-4 is normal in most countries); the importance of listening to music; learning to play before learning to read; the involvement of the parent; a nurturing and positive learning environment; a high standard of teaching by trained teachers; the importance of producing a good sound in a balanced and natural way; core repertoire, used by Suzuki students across the world; social interaction with other children.
What People Say
“Audrey brings a unique set of skills to her work as orchestra artistic director and Suzuki teacher.”― Sarah Smongeski
Executive Director at Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester
“Musical ability is not an inborn talent but an ability that can be developed. Any child who is properly trained can develop musical ability, just as all children develop the ability to speak their mother tongue. The potential of every child is unlimited.”― Dr. Shinichi Suzuki
Founder of the Suzuki Method and the Talent Education Institute
“It is a mistake to think that the practice of my art has become easy for me. I assure you, dear friend, no one has given so much care to the study of composition as I. There is scarcely a famous master in music whose works I have not frequently and diligently studied.”― Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart