Suzuki Department Assistant Director
Kamini LaRusso has been teaching Suzuki violin since 2001. Kamini enjoys nurturing and teaching Suzuki families of all ages. She encourages them to approach music education with focused practice, creativity, enthusiasm and laughter. Currently, Kamini teaches Suzuki Group lessons for Violin and Viola, and works as the department assistant to support the programs’ students, families, teachers and director.
Kamini grew up in Madison, WI. She studied both the piano and violin, participated in her public school string and orchestra programs, and played violin in the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras for 10 years. She attended Colby College in Waterville, ME, earning a bachelor’s degree in music with a violin performance concentration. She spent one year in Cleveland, OH studying the Suzuki philosophy and approach to music education in depth. She completed her masters in Suzuki Pedagogy and Violin performance at the University of Denver, CO. Kamini created a Suzuki Violin program within a public school in Littleton, CO at the Centennial Academy of Fine Arts prior to coming to MacPhail Center for Music in 2007.
Kamini currently enjoys playing in the violin section of the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, and is a Suzuki parent in the program.