Donna Ngai, Suzuki Violin
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Donna Ngai

suzuki Violin

Donna Ngai has been teaching in The Hartt School Community Division Suzuki program since 1996. Along with teaching Suzuki violin private lessons and group classes, she also coaches chamber music ensembles and is the instructor for the Suzuki Parent Education course. Donna earned her Suzuki Early Childhood Education (SECE) training with Dorothy Jones (Level 1) and Lynn McCall (Level 2). She has been a contributor to the Suzuki Association of the Americas "Parents as Partners" video conference and has been on faculty at various institutes and workshops such as Ithaca College Suzuki Institute, Ogontz Suzuki Institute, New England Suzuki Institute, Atlanta Suzuki Institute, Studea Musica at Orford Centre for the Arts, la Academia de Suzuki in Puerto Rico.

Ngai completed her long-term Suzuki training with Teri and David Einfeldt at the University of Hartford's The Hartt School, with additional Suzuki Pedagogy training with Linda Fiore, Michelle George, Christie Felsing, and Gilda Barston. In addition to receiving her degree from The Hartt School, she has attended Indiana University and Manhattan School of Music. Her principal violin studies have been with Mitchell Stern, Philip Setzer, and Lucie Robert. While Ngai enjoys her teaching tremendously, one of her greatest joys is being a Suzuki parent to her two boys, Tyler (12, cellist) and Aidan (9, guitarist).