Gail Yaffe, Suzuki Reading Specialist
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Gail Yaffe

suzuki reading specialist

Gail Yaffe graduated magna cum laude from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music history. She then completed the Master of Arts degree in musicology at the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. 

Ms. Yaffe's professional life began as a research assistant for special projects at the National Association of Schools of Music, in Reston, Virginia. During this time, she also produced documentaries for public radio station WAMU-FM in Washington, DC, and played violin in the Fairfax (VA) Symphony Orchestra.

Following a family relocation to Hartford, Connecticut, Ms. Yaffe was invited to join the faculty of The Hartt School Community Division, where she taught music theory and reading skills to Suzuki violinists and violists in private lessons and in group settings. In addition, she planned and organized a major fundraising performance marathon at Westfarms Mall, which also aired live on Connecticut Public Radio. 

In 2000, a new career opportunity was offered to Ms. Yaffe by The College Music Society, making archival copies of their publication College Music Symposium available on the Internet in a searchable database. This project combined Ms. Yaffe's devotion to history with her appreciation for information dissemination via ever-emerging technologies. 

In 2009, Ms. Yaffe returned to The Hartt School Community Division as a reading specialist.