ASA will host a Workshop on October 20 and 21, 2017 at Orangewood Church, 7321 N 10th St, Phoenix 85020. The Workshop Clinicians will be Gail Acosta, violin and Diana Parmatier, cello.
Gail Acosta lives and teaches violin and viola in the San Fernando Valley near Los Angeles. She is a Suzuki String Coordinator at Evergreen Music Conservatory, teaches the Kindergarten/1st Grade Suzuki String program with 180 children at Colfax Charter Elementary School, and is an Adjunct Violin/Viola professor at Glendale Community College in CA. An avid teacher and supporter of music education for young students, Ms. Acosta has taught across the United States at many major string workshops and universities. She makes her home in Valley Village, CA with her husband, Jerry and 18 year old son, Michael.
Diana Parmeter received her M.M. in cello performance from Rice University. After several years of extensive orchestral and chamber music performance, she began teaching cello in 1995 and was on the faculty of the Merit School of Music and the Waldorf School, both in Chicago. Diana started her Suzuki training there in 1998 and returns to CSI every summer, even after relocating to California in 2006. Diana currently maintains a studio of about 30 cello students, and although she has taught private and group lessons at all levels, she specializes in teaching beginners.