Gretchen Judge (violin, viola, GMSI Violin/Viola Coordinator) has taught strings in New York, Vermont and New Hampshire. She holds an MM in Music Education from Ithaca College. In addition to her private studio in Rochester, NY, Gretchen is the co-founder and musical director of Strings for Success, a non-profit program which brings violin lessons into the inner city schools in Rochester NY. She is a mother of three boys who study Suzuki piano and play hockey.
Francine Kenney (violin) has studied Suzuki pedagogy with Ed Kreitman, Ed Sprunger, and Carrie Reuning-Hummel. She teaches 30 violin and flute students at her home studio in Bristol, VT, and has taught at the Vermont String School and the Champlain Valley Waldorf School. She enjoys working with and motivating young students to foster a love of music and learning. In her spare time she plays chamber music and is learning to play cello.
Lisa Lederer (violin) holds a B.M. in Violin Performance from Boston University. She did additional studies, post grad, at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA. She has taken Suzuki Teacher Training at New England Conservatory and the American Suzuki Institute. She is a past Director of the Massachusetts Suzuki Festival, past President and past Membership Secretary of Suzuki:MA and has been a guest clinician at workshops and festivals throughout the New England area. Lisa is on the faculty of the Longy School of Music where she directed the Suzuki Program for 20 years and developed its present Suzuki Program. She is also on the faculty of the Somerville Public Schools String Camp. She is a former faculty member of New School of Music and the Bedford Public Schools String Program.
Mark Mutter (violin, viola) 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. He is the Executive Director of the Suzuki Royal Oak Institute of Music. He oversees 14 teachers who teach over 180 students. He has been a clinician at Workshops and Institutes throughout the U.S. and has led the SRO Tour Group Camerata to Carnegie Hall, Disney World, England, Austria, The Czech Republic, Italy, Greece, Canada, Spain, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany and most recently Ireland. Mark is the father of three children: Maria, Paul and Elizabeth.
Pam Reit (violin, viola) has a Bachelor of Music from Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and a Masters of Music from Rice University in Houston. She has been a Suzuki teacher since 1986 and has taught at workshops and Institutes all over the country. In 1992 she created Vermont Suzuki Violins which provides weekly Suzuki Group classes and chamber music coaching, as well as many performances and special events. Pam also teaches 25 private students and is a member of the Burlington Chamber Orchestra. She lives in Hinesburg, Vermont with her husband, 2 daughters and 4 cats.
Dan Santelices (violin, viola) is a faculty member of Centenary(College of Louisiana) Suzuki School in Shreveport, Louisiana. He has received teacher-training from such SAA luminaries Ronda Cole, Teri Einfeldt, Carrie Reuning-Hummel and Hiroko Driver, as well as continuing to learn year-after-year from his fabulous GMSI colleagues. Mr. Santelices has been the Violin/Viola Professor at Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky, Master-Teacher for the University of Kentucky String Project and Instructor of Violin and Chamber Music at Northwestern State University of Louisiana in Natchitoches. He is Founder- Director of the Centenary Chamber Music Summer Program (formerly the Ark-La-Tex Youth Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Program). He also manages a career as an active orchestral musician/ performer with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, the Baroque Artists of Shreveport and Assistant Concertmaster for the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra.