"Michele Horner's presentation of IJAM at our annual Suzuki Workshop was inspirational to the entire Suzuki triangle. Parents, teachers, and students received these classes with such enthusiasm that the motivation to further explore the history of music and art has permanently infiltrated our program.

Michele's energetic and up beat delivery reaches every child at their level. What a welcomed and exciting addition to the musical world of children."


-Teri Einfeldt
Suzuki Chair, The Hartt School
University of Hartford
President-Elect, Suzuki Association of the Americas



"Thank you, thank you, a million thanks yous
for the workshops you gave at the 2009 Suzuki World Convention.
My child (5 year old, beginner violinist) loved them.
What a refreshing change to have a music workshop
for young children that was not "dumbed down."
My daughter can now tell you the difference
between musical periods
and appreciates what she is playing much more.
Thanks again."

-Edwina Kabengele
Suzuki parent
Melbourne, Australia



"Congratulations on providing a fantastic workshop
for our twin girls
at the 15th World Suzuki Convention.
They loved every class!"


-Audrey Wells
Wellington, New Zealand


"I just wanted to tell you that I was at your session
last year at the leadership retreat,
and again at the SAA Conf. in Minn.,
and I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!!
It is just great. I want to use a lot of your ideas
and start incorporating art in general
in what we do in our Suzuki program"

-Suzanne Rickman
Director, Homewood-Flossmoor Suzuki Strings