Cynthia Faisst
Status: Member
Member Since: February 15, 2005
Last Visit:September 6, 2018

Cynthia Faisst

I have been teaching in Irvine, CA since 1992. I don't know where the time has gone. It went by so fast. Many of my first students are in college now. I would love to hear from them and find out what they have been doing with their lives even if they aren't currently playing the violin.

Contact me at Talent Education Center: Suzuki Violin

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ph. 949 261-2822

It is a joy to have older students or alumni from TEC scattered about CA and the world playing their violins in various musical organizations and activities. No matter how much I enjoy working with my advanced students, I never lose enthusiasm for starting the next new beginner or PreTwinkler.

The PreTwinkle Method which I have been developing in the TEC studio is now being adapted for PreTwinlers in the Santa Ana Suzuki Strings at OCCTAC, which I have had the privilege of Directing and developing curriculum for. You can see this work on YouTube or Facebook.

Full Membership in the TEC: Suzuki Violin Program is $300.00 (for 30min. weekly lessons) every 12 weeks, year round. Initial Registration is $60.00.


3 years 1st hand study under Dr. Suzuki in Japan and Graduation from TERI in Dec. 1991.
Suzuki Teacher Training with SAA Books I-VI.
BA in Music Education from University of Northern Iowa
4 years Experience and training in Montessori. Kindermusik license for Babies through age 7.

Director and founder of the Santa Ana Suzuki Strings program for both special needs and underserved children in O.C. Since 2006.

Your Tuition at TEC makes it possible for this teacher to provide her professional teaching skills for SASS children two days a week in a nonprofit here in OC.

Talent Education Center in Irvine

Classes offered:
PreTwinkle Violin for preschoolers. Private Instruction for students age 5 through high school 30-60min.
Violin Instruction for Parents and other Adults.

In addition to the Suzuki Method, students receive a background in music theory, reading skill, ear training, and exposed to Chamber music, Fiddling, Jazz, Bluegrass, Ethnic and Alternative Violin music from around the world. Many of my students participate in local performing organizations and are encouraged to do musical community service.

Membership with Suzuki Association of the Americas, Suzuki Music Association of California.
Director of Santa Ana Suzuki Strings at OCCTAC, Orange County Children's Therapeutic Arts Center. This is a link to

Blog Posts

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2005: Feb. Nov.