Dafna Low-Smith began her Suzuki violin training with Elizabeth Mills, one of the original organizers of the Suzuki Music Program of Los Angeles. At age 12, she traveled to Japan and studied under Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. During her college years, she studied under Dr. Ted Brunson, head of the Music Department at San Diego State University.
Mrs. Low-Smith is an experienced teacher in both private and group settings. She is currently head of the string department a the prestigious Campbell Hall School in North Hollywood. She also organized and has taught with "Sweet Strings," a program designed for disadvantaged students.
Mrs. Low-Smith's students have performed at the Governor's Inauguration and at the Hollywood Bowl. She currently teaches in Sherman Oaks and the South Bay area. You may contact her at (310) 644-6758 and at email@example.com
Rachael Swearingin Longeran is a talented Suzuki Cello teacher and has been teaching since 1989. She was a coach for the Suzuki Music Program of Los Angeles for twelve years. Since 2003, Rachael has taught chamber music classes at The National Cello Institute. In 2006, Rachael started the San Fernando Valley Cello Ensemble (SFVCE), which consists of students from her studio. Since 1996 she has been the director of Suzuki Cello Graduation for the Suzuki Music Association of California Los Angeles branch.
As a performer, Rachael was principal cellist of the West Valley Chamber Orchestra for eight years.
Her students participate in chamber music programs at Colburn and other local youth orchestras. Numerous students have won concerto competitions and have performed solos with various orchestras.
She may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and (818) 782-2988, Van Nuys, CA 91406