FACULTY
Suzuki School for Strings - 667 North River Street, Plains, PA 18705
www.SuzukiNepa.com
The Suzuki School for Strings faculty members are professional musicians and music educators who have received specialized training at universities and Suzuki institutes. They bring many years of teaching and performing experience to the school.
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Jule Supplee
Jean Supplee Brubaker
Peter Brubaker
Fr. Gerard McGlone
Rachel Galassi
Earning a Bachelor Degree (magna cum laude) from Ithaca College and a Master of Arts Degree in Violin from Queens College, Mrs. Sipler was a winner of the Twelfth Annual Artist International Musicians Auditions, debuting in Carnegie Recital Hall in April 1985. In addition, she can be heard on recordings with both CRI Records and on Musical Heritage Society recordings. She has toured nationally with the Arius Chamber Players, the Queens String Quartet, and was a member of the Wildflower Festival Trio. Her Suzuki Pedagogy includes Ithaca College, Guelph University, The Hartt School of Musk and Washington, D.C.'s Catholic University of America. She has taught at Queens College, Ithaca Talent Education, The Central Pennsylvania Suzuki Institute, Youth Makes Music in Alabama and at the Kingston Suzuki Institute in Ontario Canada. At present, she performs with Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic.
Holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music degree from Kent State University. Since 1988, she has been teaching the cello and bass at the Suzuki School for Strings in Kingston, PA. She has performed with the Kingston (Ontario), Akron, and Savannah Symphonies as well as the Hilton Head String Quartet and the Sylvan Trio. She attended the Aldo Parisot International Cello Course in Sao Paulo, Brazil and has taught at the Hartt Summer Youth Music Program, the Quinte Suzuki School for Strings in Ontario and at Ithaca Talent Education. She is a former member of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. She received her Suzuki training at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., the University of Guelph in Ontario, Ithaca College, the Hartt School of Music and at the Chicago Suzuki Institute. She became a licensed Kindermusik Educator in 2010.
Is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Kent State University with both a Bachelor and Master degrees in Cello Performance. He has performed with the Savannah, Akron and Colorado symphonies, among others, and has appeared as soloist with the Elgin Symphony, the Fox Valley Symphony and the Elmhurst Symphony in Illinois. He has been a faculty member at Wilkes and Marywood Universities and at the Suzuki Institute in Kingston, Ontario. He is a current member of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic and directs the Intermediate Orchestra at the Suzuki School for Strings. He has been teaching cello at the Suzuki School since 1989 and recently added piano to his teaching schedule. He received his Suzuki training from the Chicago Suzuki Institute, Ithaca College, and Blue Lake in Michigan.
Is a violist and earned a Bachelor degree in Viola Performance from Ithaca College and a Master of Divinity degree from Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora, NY. A former member of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, the Binghamton, Corning and Elmira Symphonies, and B.C. Pops, he has been associated with Supplee Strings for the past 30 years. Having a strong interest in chamber music, Fr. Gerard has participated in the Portland String Quartet Workshops in Newagen, Maine for several summers and performs frequently with Supplee Strings. His Suzuki training began while at Ithaca College and has continued with teacher-training seminars at Ithaca and at the Hartt School of Music. Since August of 2011, he has been the Pastor of Queen of Angels Church in Jessup, PA.
Is a violist and violinist and a certified Suzuki teacher residing in Wilkes-Barre, PA. She attended the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, MD. and Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She received her Suzuki Teacher Training at the Suzuki Institutes in Stevens Point, Wisconsin and the Central Pennsylvania Suzuki Institute in Harrisburg, PA. She has studied with well known Suzuki teachers such as Nancy Jackson and Allen Lieb, who studied with Dr. Suzuki himself. Ms. Galassi learned to play violin at age three from her mother, a successful Suzuki cello teacher. It was Rachel's Mother that instilled in her the love of music and especially nurturing children through the love of music. Ms Galassi has played with several orchestras in the region including the Allentown Symphony, The Lehigh University Orchestra and the Schuylkill Symphony. She is a fiddle player in a local band called Crush.