In addition to our local HKSMI and KSMA faculty, we are excited to have special guests, authorised as Teacher Trainers by the Asian Regional Suzuki Association, to come to Hong Kong to work with our students and instruct the teacher training courses.
Caroline Fraser, piano
Caroline Fraser is from Scotland. She graduated from Edinburgh University with a Bachelor of Music degree and studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London obtaining diplomas LRAM and ARCM in piano and violin. She obtained an MM with Kodaly emphasis from Holy Names University. Caroline started to teach using the Suzuki method in 1974 in California. She pioneered the Suzuki method in Peru in 1981. From 1992 until 1999 she was a lecturer in music theory at HNU, where she continues to direct the Summer Suzuki Teacher Training Institute. Caroline is an ESA and SAA teacher trainer. She lives in Lima and is one of the Latin American liaisons for the SAA. She gives teacher training courses all over Latin America, and in the US, Canada, Europe and Taiwan.
Richard Mooney, cello
Rick Mooney grew up in a musical family where he began studying piano at age 5 and cello at age 8. He studied Suzuki teaching methods with Phyllis Glass at USC and traveled to Japan in the spring of 1976. As a specialist in the Suzuki method of teaching, Mr. Mooney has been a guest teacher at many institutes and workshops throughout the United States, Canada, Asia, England, Australia and New Zealand. He has been active with the Suzuki Association of the Americas, serving on the Board of Directors, on the Cello Committee and writing for the American Suzuki Journal. He is also the founder and director of the National Cello Institute which sponsors a Summer Institute, a Winter Workshop and publishes music for cello ensembles.
Mark Mutter, violin
Mark is a registered Teacher Trainer with the Suzuki Association of the Americas. He received his Bachelor and Master of Violin Performance studying with Walter Schwede, Angel Reyes and Camilla Wicks. Mark studied Suzuki pedagogy with John Kendall, Ronda Cole, Jacquie Maurer and Geri Arnold. He is the Executive Director of Suzuki Royal Oak Institute of Music and oversees 11 teachers that teach over 150 students. He has been a clinician at Workshops and Institutes throughout the U.S. and has led the SRO Tour Group “Camerata” on concert tours throughout Europe and Canada. Camerata made their Carnegie Hall debut in April 2010 as part of Manhattan Concert productions “Debut” series. He is presently on the conducting staff of the Wu Family Academy, the Detroit Symphonies youth orchestra program. He conducts the Concert Orchestra.