MAXINE CASPER
(949) 448-0720
maxine.casper@cox.net

 

SUZUKI PIANO SPECIALIST
Piano instruction for the very young child through adult.
Students begin as young as age 2 and play beautifully.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION
● AB Music Education, Piano major - San Diego State University.
● Standard Elementary and Secondary Life Teaching Credentials.
● Graduate and extension classes - Pepperdine, UCI, Marymount.
● Certifications in Orff-Schulwerk, Dalcroze and Kodaly - USC, CSU Long Beach, UC Santa Cruz.
● Alexander Technique - 5 years of training with Eileen Troberman.  

SUZUKI PIANO TRAINING
● Doris Koppelman - Suzuki Teacher Trainer, long term teacher training in weekly master classes.
● Haruko Kataoka - Piano Basics - multiple week-long workshops
● Bruce Anderson, Cleo Brimhall, Peggy Swingle, Gretchen Smith, Cathy Williams Hargrave, Elaine Worley and Merlin Thompson - Short Term  Suzuki Teacher Training Workshops  

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
● General Elementary Music Specialist - 11 years
● Elementary Music Consultant - 2 years
● Elementary Classroom Teacher - 5 years
● Choir accompanist - 11 years
● Church Musician - 9 years
● Private piano instruction - 20+ years
● Orff Schulwerk music classes/after school music program - 5 years

MEMBERSHIP, ACTIVITIES AND INTERESTS
● Sigma Alpha Iota - Awarded Sword of Honor for outstanding service
● Orange County American Orff-Schulwerk Association - founding board member
● Kodaly Association of Southern California - formation of workshops in Orange County through Cal State, Fullerton
● Suzuki Association of America, International Suzuki Association
● Suzuki Music Association, Orange County Chapter - Past President
● Music Teachers Association of California - Board Member of Orange Coast Cities Branch - Certificate of Merit
● International Order of Job's Daughters - Past State Director of Music
● Founding Director of WEST COAST SUZUKI MUSIC INSTITUTE for piano, strings, flute and chamber music students held in Orange County, CA.
● Past Board member of the Orange County Chapter, AOSA
● Past President of Suzuki Music Association, Orange County and South Orange County Branches.
● Consulting Rosarian and holder of the Bronze Honor Medal of the American Rose Society.