About The Director

Music Director Mrs. Robin Lohse

Robin Lohse has been introducing young children to the joys of music since the early eighties. Her first student was her daughter who is now a professional violinist and son whose avocation is playing his cello.

Dolly Koritzer has been a tremendous influence and wonderful  mentor for Robin especially for her teaching style in terms of technique, vibrato studies and shifting styles. Dolly was born in Romania and was a virtuoso performer in Europe. She immigrated to the U.S. in the early 70’s and even currently has a great student following. Dolly develop many shifting techniques method that is still very useful to students today.

Robin earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree while studying Early Music and Performance at Hampshire College. She began her Teacher Training at the Suzuki Institute at Ithaca College in 1981 (where the first Suzuki programs were started). She also studied under Linda Fiore who brought the Suzuki movement to the Delaware Valley Region in 1980.

Since the mid 1990’s, Robin has been a member of the Greater Philadelphia Suzuki Association (GPSA) and sat on the Board of Directors. She is a member of the String Teacher’s Group which has organized  String Play-Ins each year in the  Philadelphia area such as the Franklin Institute where she  organized nd led the violists who performed .  More recently she had a piano student perform her graduation piece. in the Suzuki Graduation Program held at the Germantown Settlement Music School last year.  Most recently here group Ode TO Joy has performed extensively into the area bringing a celebratory sound to many residents.


As a member of GPSA Robin has attended Piano workshops with Bruce Anderson, Cathy Hargrave and Karen Hapsburg, She attended Master Classes taught by William Starr, Ronda Cole Barbara Barbar, and Ed Sprunger and more recently attended the Every Child Can course at Temple University.

In addition to classical violin, Robin has taken Piano Book One teacher training with Joan Kryzwicki of Temple University. Robin has also held several fiddle workshops in her home studio. She hopes to promote Irish fiddling in the community of string players.

Robin has three children – a violinist, a cellist and the youngest son plays viola. For many years, she has enjoyed taking workshops with her children including attending the summer institutes at the Hartt Suzuki Institute in Connecticut working with  Carrie Reunning-Hummel.


4 Responses to About The Director

  1. Jacquie Hough says:

    Do you teach beginner grown ups the violin too? I am looking for a teacher. I live in Perkasie.


  2. Sarah Mardirosian says:

    My son is in Kindergarten and has been taking Suzuki violin lessons twice a week since January. Over the summer we would like for him to continue practicing. We are looking for a teacher that can help him continue learning and keep his motivation up throughout the summer. Can you please let me know if you are accepting new students and what your rates are? Thank you so much!
    Sarah Mardirosian


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