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Claire Miller

Suzuki Department Coordinator, Violin

Claire Miller, a native of Minneapolis, is a violinist and educator in the Twin Cities. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota where she earned her Bachelor of Music Degree in Violin Performance studying with Sally O’Reilly and is a recent graduate of Texas Tech University where she earned her Master of Music Degree as a Helen DeVitt Jones Fellow and Head Teaching Assistant to Dr. John H. Gilbert. She has also studied Suzuki Pedagogy with Kathy Wood and James Hutchins and earned a minor in Management from the Carlson School of Management.

Claire started teaching violin for MacPhail Suzuki Talent Education in the Fall of 2021, where she is also the Suzuki Department Coordinator. She is a proud alumnus of the MacPhail Suzuki program on both violin and piano and is happy to be back! She has served as a violin teacher with the Suzuki Talent Education of the Lubbock Region (STELR) program and coached students in chamber music at various summer institutes in Minnesota.

She is an active performer, currently as a section violinist with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra and a guest Concertmaster with the Minnetonka Symphony Orchestra. While completing her schooling at Texas Tech University, Claire served as a section violinist in the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra and as a violinist in the Graduate String Quartet. She has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player throughout Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Texas, New Mexico, and Italy, including educational outreach concerts to local elementary schools in West Texas.

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