Mary Carlson Zuehlke has been teaching the Suzuki Method of Violin and Piano for over 25 years. She has taught in Indiana, Colorado, Illinois, and Minnesota. She has studied Suzuki teaching with Professor Zweig of Indiana University, Dr. Laurel Thurman of Northern Illinois University, and James and Jacqueline Maurer of the Denver Talent Education program in Colorado. Her private studies include instructors Shmuel Ashkenasi of Chicago, Stephen Clapp of Juilliard School of Music, Professor Zweig of Indiana University and Felix Andrievski of the Royal College of Music. She has also studied with Steven Isserlis in London and performed with Paul Coker in London.
Mary has performed the violin with 17 symphonies around the country and has soloed with many. She was a member of the Rochester Symphony Orchestra for nine years, played with the Mankato Symphony, the Waterloo Symphony in Iowa, the Sioux Falls Symphony in South Dakota and the Austin Symphony in Minnesota. She is currently on their sub list. Some of the other artists she has performed with, or for, are Itzhak Perlman, Misha Dichter, Bob Hope, Lyle Lovett, President George Bush,Sr., Linda Ronstadt, The Beach Boys, Vince Gill, Cho Lang Lynn, Gil Shaham, Kioko Takazawa, Nadia Solerno-Sonnenberg, Yefmin Bronfman, and Sarah Chang.