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MIC Suzuki Program Data Specialist
Violin & Viola Faculty (Suzuki)
At MIC for 23 years 1 month
Email
ecano@musicinst.org
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Erin Cano has been a member of the Music Institute’s violin and viola faculty since May 2001. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in viola performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Her Suzuki training includes the Suzuki Association of the Americas Certificate of Achievement Level 1 and training with Enid Cleary, Doris Preucil, Kathleen Spring, and Katherine Wood, and Music Mind Games Training Units One and Two with Michiko Yurko. She is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

Education

B. A.  Viola Performance -  Cleveland Institute of Music
M. A.  Viola Performance - Cleveland Institute of Music

Additional Studies / Recent Awards / Recordings

Suzuki Association of the Americas Certificate of Achievement Level 1
Suzuki training with Enid Cleary, Doris Preucil, Kathleen Spring, Katherine Wood
Music Mind Games Training Units One and Two with Michiko Yurko 

Basic Teaching Philosophy or Special Music Interests/Specialties

 All children have an unlimited potential to learn to play an instrument. Playing an instrument should also be fun and nurture a child’s creative spirit. 

Professional Affiliations & Activities

Suzuki Association of the Americas

Interests/hobbies outside of music
What do you love about Chicago?
Most memorable musical moment?

Favorite musical moment:
 Stepping on the stage for the first time at Symphony Center's Orchestra Hall for a performance with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra when I was 11 years old. This is what inspired me to become a musician. 

Hobbies outside of music: I am a giant bookworm.

What I love about living in Chicago: I love living in Chicago for a multitude reasons. There's so much going on - always a concert or play to see, a museum to visit, or a street fair to check out (in the summer, at least). I love that it is a cultural melting pot with people from all around the world. I also love its skyline. There's nothing else like it!

Anything else we should know?

Favorite quote:
"Music is the language of the heart without words" - Shinichi Suzuki