ASTA AZ: American String Teachers Association


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AZ ASTA Accounting EVENT FORM - All event coordinators must turn in to Toru Tagawa, Treasurer.

See new Directory of Private Teachers under String Notes.

Please verify that Tami at national ASTA has your current email address and mailing address, so you don't miss any communications from the new "greener" ASTA Arizona! Email her at

Haven’t joined ASTA yet? Log onto and register today. It’s easy and so beneficial! Just the ASTA Journal is worth the cost of membership, but there are so many more benefits, such as net working with other string teachers throughout Arizona, the Fall Workshop with a national clinician, events for your students, local and national solo competitions, resources and publications from national ASTA, support for your school program or studio, the incredible ASTA national conference, and so much more.

Print out Nomination Form for Studio Teacher of the Year 2014

Private Teacher's List

Do you know an Outstanding Studio Teacher in Arizona?  Please send or email nomination form to  or snail mail to:

Terry Alexander, ASTA Arizona Chapter President

4747 W Snowberry Lane, Tucson, AZ  85742

SUBMIT on line:  GOOGLE DOC for nomination form on line

Directory of Studio Teachers

Repertoire for All State Audition Solo List This is list is for the AMEA AZ ALL STATE AUDITION preparation (violin, viola, cello, bass)

All teachers listed below are memberts of our professional organization, American String Teachers Association (ASTA.) We suggest that you interview potential teachers for qualifications, experience, and policies. Often teachers will even allow you to observe a lesson. We are proud of the high quality of string teaching in Arizona and know you will find the perfect teacher for your child or even for yourself.

Litchfield Park NE Phoenix/East Valley

Phoenix Metro East Central Scottsdale North Scottsdale/N. Phoenix

Scottsdale/East Valley

East Valley/Chandler/Gilbert


Flagstaff Phoenix Metro

Lynne Aspnesharp; (734) 417-9899 or

Rachael Carson; violin/viola; cello/bass voice.

Dr. Charlotte Farney; cello, begin. violin in your home. (480) 922-6240

Pat Fisher; cello and piano begin. and inter.

Matt Gould; guitar. (513) 478-6989 or

Marlene Rauschviolin; chamber music. (480) 473-7152

Susanne Rothaar; violin/viola advanced students only. (480) 262-7660 Cell or (480) 753-0979 Home

Russell Schmidt; jazz violin/jazz studies. (480) 759-4660

Beth Schneider-Gould; violin. (513) 703-2539 or

Katherine Shields, DMA; violin, viola, chamber music. (480) 980-6516 or

Danica Terzic; violin. (480) 219-0506 or

Sujoy Thorlakson; violin, viola, recorder, piano. (602) 509-9305 or

Leslie Turner; violin. (480) 922-4671


Scottsdale South/Tempe Tempe ASU/Ahwatukee

Phoenix/Tempe/Chandler Chandler

Gilbert/Chandler Gilbert

Cindy Baker; violin/viola/harp. (602) 993-9869 or

Nancy Buck; viola.

VerRona Grandil; violin/viola. or (602) 692-0020 Currently not accepting new students

John Haggard; violin/viola. (480) 753-0979 Home or (480) 861-2172 Cell

Rebekah Sanders; violin. (480) 266-0952

Dr. Jonathan Swartz; violin.

Dr. Alex Zheng; cello.



Dr. Theodore Buchholz; cello. (520) 307-5390 or

Sandra Dusterdick; violin. or (520) 881-4288

Rosamond Finley; violin.

David Rife; violin. (520) 322-5557 or

Jeannine Sturm; violin/viola. (520) 302-5412 or

Toru Tagawa; violin.

Laura Tagawa; violin.

Mary Beth Tyndall; cello. (520) 884-4308 or

Music & Arts

Jonas Music Services

Southwest Strings

Andrews Fine Violins