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 About Carol Preston           

Broad Experience as a Music Educator and Performer
  • 40 years of Suzuki Method teaching experience.

  • Trained by and registered with Suzuki Association of the Americas.

  • 15 years experience as public school music teacher. Taught band, chorus, and general music classes. Active in Maine chapter of National Association for Music Educators.

  • 35 years of concertmaster experience with community orchestras in Washington, DC, area (The McLean Orchestra) and midcoast Maine (Midcoast Symphony Orchestra). 

  • Master of Arts (Violin) from University of Iowa, Bachelor of Music (Violin Performance) from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN.

  • Former president, board member, and newsletter editor for Suzuki Association of the Greater Washington (DC) Area, which had membership of about 700 teachers and families.

  • Chair, Maine Suzuki Association.

"Concertmaster Carol Preston played the sensuous violin solos that portray the storyteller Scheherazade with a beautifully clear and precise tone in the upper registers."

- Christopher Hyde, Portland Press Herald, October 21, 2012

"Concertmaster Preston . . . [came back] brilliantly in the moving 'Meditation' from Massenet's opera Thais. Her playing was lovely, uncomplicated, beautifully intoned and incredibly tender. . . ."

- Ed Roberts, The Washington Post, May 24, 1990

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