Suzuki Department Director
Beth Turco joined MacPhail’s Suzuki piano faculty in 1984, and has more than 30 years experience teaching students ages 3 to 18 of all levels and abilities. Her individualized approach to teaching piano allows her to develop close connections with students so she can discover the teaching style that works best. Beth maintains a high musical standard in a supportive learning environment
She has Suzuki training in all of the piano book levels, and her students have won a variety of competitions at MacPhail including Junior Honors, Honors, Concerto, and Aria and Crescendo certificates, and are state piano contest winners. Beth is a member of the Music Teachers National Association, the Minnesota Music Teachers Association, the Suzuki Association of the Americas, the Suzuki Association of Minnesota, and the Suzuki Piano Teachers Guild. She has served as Director of the Suzuki program at MacPhail since 2011.
She holds a Bachelors of Music in Piano Performance from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, and a Masters of Music in Piano Performance from University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a fellowship in accompanying.