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Suzuki Strings

of Austin



At Suzuki Strings of Austin, we believe that "every child can". Every child can learn to play the violin, viola, or cello. Every child can develop a sensitive ear for music and become fluent in music as a second language. Every child can experience personal triumph through mindfulness and perseverance. We strive to foster a nurturing and personalized learning environment for every child, supporting them becoming thoughtful and creatively expressive human beings.


 OUR string faculty

All of our teachers have registered training through the Suzuki Association of the Americas and have Masters degrees or beyond.


Christabel Lin, violin


Suzuki Strings of Austin is now offering a "Mindful Movement" class on Zoom with Alex & Sarah from everyBODIES ballet. We have developed a customized supplemental curriculum to support our students' music learning through posture, strength and flexibility, breathing, and mindfulness training! Contact us to learn more.

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Shelby Dems, violin

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Gretchen Seaver Lee,

violin & viola


Leigh Wallenhaupt, director

violin & viola


Rylie Harrod, cello


Abigail Shiman, violin


What We Do

Our program is all inclusive, offering weekly private lessons, group classes, solo recitals, workshops, group performances, and community events. We as Suzuki Method teachers find all of these aspects of our program pivotal to the education and development of our students. As your children advance, we also offer elective classes, and small group ensemble opportunities. 

Listening is the primary means through which we learn language and music. At Suzuki Strings of Austin, children internalize and audiate pieces through listening at home, and supplement their listening with daily practice guided by a parent. We find that this method of learning music works for every single child. 

Every student learns at their own pace. At Suzuki Strings of Austin, instruction is personalized to fit each child’s individual needs. We are a cooperative and nurturing community of teachers, students, and families. We all share in the learning process together and support one another without competition.


You can read more about the Suzuki Method here.

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Contact Us

Suzuki Strings of Austin is located in the North Central Austin area. 


We are currently providing lessons and classes in-person and online. Contact us for more information on how to join in!


Most of our group classes and events are held at Blackerby Recital Hall and St. Matthew's Episcopal Church. We also have private studios at these locations and within a close radius of this area. Our online classes are held on Zoom, and our events are live-streamed on Zoom and Instagram.