Dr. Timothy (Terry) Durbin’s unique brand of teaching excellence makes him one of the most sought-after clinicians/conductors in the country. With infectious enthusiasm and inspired musicianship, he brings smiles and laughter to students throughout the United States and around the world. His dynamic teaching career includes over 700 workshops and institutes! His performance career stretches across the United States and Canada into Bermuda, Germany, Italy, China, Malaysia and Singapore, and he has recorded two CDs, including the complete chamber music of Marcel Dupre for the Naxos label. Terry Durbin is also an accomplished composer and notable arranger. Dr. Durbin holds a DMA in orchestral conducting from Claremont Graduate University in Los Angeles, California, a Masters in violin performance from the University of Illinois, an undergraduate degree in violin performance from the University of Alabama, and is currently the director of the Suzuki String Program in the University of Louisville’s Community Music Program. Terry lives with his wife, Sandy, on 75 acres north of Lexington, Kentucky. They have three children and two grandchildren. He believes in the magic of music’s power to enrich our lives.
Yukiko Konishi: B.A., Osaka College of Music; Studied: Kanazawa, Dorensky, Mikowsky. World Music Drumming Certificate. Dalcroze Certificate, Dalcroze School of Music, NY with Abramson, Alperson, Farber, and Schuster. Dalcroze License training at Longy School of Music, MA with Parker. Winner: Young Artists Piano Competition, Hanshin, Japan. Soloist: Kansai Philharmonic, Arukadia Chamber. Recording: EMI. Former Vice President of Dalcroze Society of America. Dalcroze
Faculty: Hoff Barthelson Music School in Scarsdale in NY, The Lucy Moses Music School and the Special Music School (New York City Public School for musically gifted children) in the Kaufman Music Center in NYC. Dalcroze instructor for Hoff-Barthelson community outreach programs; Port Chester Head Start Daycare; Mt. Vernon Head Start; West Help Daycare at a family shelter in Mt. Vernon, NY; and Mt. Pleasant-Blythedale School at Blythedale Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, NY. Dalcroze clinician for Lyceum Kennedy Japanese School in NYC
Megan Titensor: Cellist, has a large studio of private cello students and is a freelance musician in Salt Lake City, UT. Megan completed her Master’s degree in Cello Performance at CU-Boulder and her Bachelor’s degree in Cello Performance at Utah State University. Also an accomplished pianist, Megan has extensive experience as a performer and collaborator, enabling her to accompany her own students. Her students range from young Suzuki cellists to adult beginners. Megan has also had experience teaching early childhood music and movement classes and enjoys teaching Music Mind Games. She loves skiing, hiking, biking, cooking, and yoga.
Phil Baldwin: Philip Baldwin is director of string studies, conductor of the Whitworth Orchestra, and associate professor of violin. Baldwin is a dedicated artist-teacher whose students have won competitions and have received scholarships to prestigious graduate schools and summer programs. He has also trained many successful teachers who are now influencing the next generation of string playing. He is the concertmaster and assistant conductor of the Coeur d’Alene Symphony and a former tenured member of the Spokane Symphony. He has been the invited conductor of the WMEA Junior All-State Orchestra, and the past-president of the Washington Chapter of the American String Teachers Association. He is also a frequent guest conductor, lecturer and recitalist.
Liza Barley‘s work is driven by her belief that the arts are a powerful medium through which to connect people from all walks of life, empower communities, and charge individuals to think creatively. Liza works as a freelance musician and multimedia artist, creative workshop leader, Suzuki violin teacher, and is the founder and executive director of Umoja Arts Project, a U.S.-based non-profit that works in the community arts sector both in the U.S. and in Tanzania, East Africa. She lives in Pittsburgh, PA.
Gil Teixeira is a classical guitarist, teacher and workshop leader from Portugal that has developed in recent years a keen interest in the exploration of digital technology in collaborative music making contexts. He has taught, played and led projects all over the world. He’s based in Pittsburgh PA.
Russell Wulfenstein is an accomplished performer and composer specialized in traditional American and International folk music. In addition to teaching at the Wulfenstein School of Music, Russell is a regular guest instructor at regional events including the Bryce Canyon Music Camp. He has performed in many of the largest folk dance and folk music festivals in the world touring as a musician for Brigham Young University’s International Folk Dance Ensemble and with the West Valley based dance team, Clog America. He is a two-time Utah fiddle and mandolin champion and has also won the Utah guitar picking division. He has judged and hosted various instrumental competitions throughout Utah. Russell has previously served on the State board of the Utah Old-time Fiddlers and Country Music Association and the World Folkfest board of directors. He is a current member of the Institute of American Music, and is a founding member of Jzuki and the Seguine Music Foundation.
Lyndsey Wulfenstein: Lyndsey highly values the strong connection between music and dance. Her understanding of music has helped her express movement in a way that enhances the overall artistic experience.
While attending BYU, Lyndsey danced as a member of the BYU International Folk Dance Ensemble 2005-2008. During this time she traveled to 12 different countries performing traditional dances from around the world. She met her husband, Russell Wulfenstein, who played music in the band, and thus began their adventures in promoting music and dance together!
Lyndsey has taught in the Dance Department at BYU 2008-2014. She has taught dance at the Shelley School of Irish Dance in Cedar Hills, Utah 2009-2014, and also has taught at the Academy of Ballet in Provo, UT in 2008. She has taught dance for the Community Arts Classes in Spanish Fork, UT in 2009 and 2011. Since 2013, Lyndsey has been a member of the Utah Pioneer Heritage Arts. Lyndsey served on the Springville World Folkfest Board from 2009-2015. Lyndsey frequently teaches and calls Barn/Community dances for Church and Community Dance events. Lyndsey has been a guest choreographer for prestigious dance groups such as The BYU Performing Arts Company, The World Folkfest Dance Ensemble, Clog America, The Shelley School of Irish Dance Company, The Days of ’47 Pioneer Dance for Clive Romney, and On Stage Dance Company in Cedar City, UT.
Lyndsey and her husband perform all over Utah as The W Duo, performing bluegrass, country, old time, and original music. They have recently made their home amongst the red rocks in Kanab, UT, raising their 3 children and performing and teaching their hearts out! Lyndsey is currently teaching at the Red Rock Dance Academy.
Lacie Goddard has a passion for visual arts and the great influence they have throughout one’s life especially when introduce at a young age. Lacie has worked as a portrait artist and loves to capture personalities in her artwork. She is an accomplished student of art history and various art techniques through many mediums. She enjoys teaching groups and individuals encouraging each child to explore their inner artist. Lacie strongly believes that creative expression boosts self-esteem, provides a sense of accomplishment, improves attention span and IQ and is beneficial in becoming happier and healthier. These skills are even more valuable when developed at a young age. She believes that creating art is therapeutic and is important in academic and life success. She loves sharing art history with her students and helping them develop a love for the artwork they see in the world around them along with the great artists of the past. Lacie has a strong desire to create and help others express themselves through the beauty and aesthetics of art.
Marin Colby maintains a private violin studio of 20+ students in the Southern Utah area and is a teacher with the Suzuki Strings group in Cedar City, UT. She has completed Suzuki teacher training from Ed Sprunger, Judy Bossuat-Gallic, Pat D’Ercole and Linda Fiore. She is a member of the Orchestra of Southern Utah and has directed the Southern Utah String Festival for the past 10 years. She enjoys traveling and has been to Europe, Canada and toured China with the Orchestra of Southern Utah in 2011.
Jenny Wadsworth: My goal is for children to feel a delightful enrichment through beautiful ability. I believe that their curiosity and creativity are assets and power self motivation. I want them to feel the human energy of community and giving. I have taught now for 20 years and have four awesome kids ranging from age10-18. Two cellists and two violinists. I am a certified Advanced Active member of the Suzuki Association of Utah and a member of the Suzuki Association the Americas. I have lectured across Utah on the subject of abuse in music families and how to change that trend. My training includes BA in Music from BYU, both long term and short term certification through the Suzuki Association of the Americas as well as more than a thousand professional development master teacher observation hours. I am a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and I love to hike, mountain bike and cook.