Ian Salmon
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Member Since: October 7, 2004
Last Visit:July 17, 2012
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Ian Salmon

I have spent most of my life in the New York City and Greater Hudson Valley areas of New York. As a child, I began my violin training at the age of 6, in a public elementary school. My teacher was a remarkable man and it is shown in his many students who have become music educators themselves. If imitation is the highest form of flattery, it should also be considered a sign of great teaching. Before I left for college he said, “Always keep your mind open to new ideas. I have been teaching for 50 years and am still figuring things out.”

I attended Ithaca College and pursued the degree, Bachelor of Music in Education and Performance. It was there that I first met Sanford Reuning, the directory of string pedagogy for the college. Sanford (or Sandy as we called him), was also the founder of Ithaca Talent Education, home of the oldest Summer Suzuki Institute in the northeast and a regular teaching stop for Dr. Suzuki. As they like to say, the rest is history. I spent many summers training at the Ithaca Suzuki Institute, and found a system of music education that I believed in with my whole heart. Upon finishing my undergraduate studies I entered the Master of Music in Suzuki Pedagogy program and served as an apprentice to Mr. Reuning for an additional 2 years. I have done additional training around the country with such teacher-trainers as Ed Kreitman, Kimberly Meier-Sims, Carrie Reuning-Hummel and Edmund Sprunger.

I am currently a full-time teacher for the Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD Suzuki in the Schools program. I teach a wonderful studio at North Euless Elementary. I also have a growing private practice outside of school.