Nina Westbrook received a B.S. in Music Education from Mansfield University, in Mansfield, PA., specializing in strings and the cello. She comes from a musical family; her mother played piano, her brother the drums & her sister the accordian. Nina played sousaphone in the school band from 7th grade to college. She did post graduate studies in cello, violin, viola, string bass, chamber music, conducting & music history at Eastman, Univ of SoDak & Univ of Iowa. Nina started playing cello at age 5 and violin at age 20 and discovered the Suzuki Method during her 2nd year of teaching. She received Suzuki training at MacPhail and Univ of Wi Stevens Point, WI. and continues to observe Suzuki teachers. She recently took the new SPA class; Suzuki Principles in Action.
Nina has experience in teaching in public & private schools; playing with semi-professional orchestras, college-community orchestras and has played freelance in Minnesota. She enjoys teaching students of all ages; and particularly likes teaching beginners, elementary students, and incorporates fiddle music in her Suzuki groups.
Nina teaches a Suzuki Twinkle violin group class on Mondays & Saturday; in addition to private lessons.
I love private teaching, one on one. And I love music! And strings.
I am specializing in teaching cello. But I love teaching violin!
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