Cynthia Faisst

Cynthia F.

Irvine, CA

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
20+ years teaching, 3 years study under Dr. Suzuki in Japan, BA in Music Education, Step by Step training Bks 1-4, Suzuki Method Bks. I-VIII with SAA, Training in Fiddling and Jazz Improv, Creative Development, Montessori and Kindermusik Experience, Lots and lots of energy for Preschoolers.

How many Suzuki Violin students can say that they are studying with a Suzuki teacher who studied directly under Dr. Suzuki in Japan when he was alive?

As much as I enjoy working with my most advanced students I never lose my enthusiasm for starting each new beginning student. My aspiration is to provide the most accessible age-appropriate violin instruction for every student whether they are age 3 or 93.

I work closely with parents so that their children can achieve their best with age appropriate activities and as much joy and satisfaction as possible. More advanced students require custom designed methods that meet their needs. My job as a teacher is to free students from their obstacles so they can enjoy playing.

In the spirit of Suzuki Sensei, I am always looking for a better way to teach your child. This teacher is in constant search for best practices in violin pedagogy. Dr. Suzuki said every child and this teacher takes this to heart.

Special needs children are also welcome in my violin studio. I also teach special needs children at a non-profit which provides music for underserved children in Santa Ana, two days a week.

It is my goal to provide Accessible, Age Appropriate Instruction for each student of any age and help them discover their musical gifts.
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Cynthia delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 3+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I've been teaching preschoolers to College students and adults since 1992. Challenging students are my forte. As much as I enjoy working with my advanced students I never lose inspiration for my newest beginners of every age. As a Suzuki Violin teacher who studied 3 years in Japan with Dr. Suzuki, I am specially trained to start beginners with great care and enthusiasm.


Suzuki Violin Teacher
Apr 1992 - Present
Talent Education Center: Suzuki Violin

I am teaching Suzuki Violin students from age 3 and up, beginners to advanced, children to adults on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Apr 1992 - Present
Talent Education Center: Suzuki Violin

This is my Private Suzuki Violin program.


Music Education
Sep 1974 - May 1997
University of Northern Iowa
Suzuki Violin Pedagogy
Mar 1989 - Mar 1992
Talent Education Institute Suzuki Institute


Limited Proficiency


Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.
Sep 1979

The Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc. is the not-for-profit organization officially licensed to support, guide, and promote Suzuki education in North, Central, and South America. The SAA was founded in 1972 and currently has about 8,000 members.

Photos & Videos

This little 4-year-old Twinkler has gone on to college with a violin under her arm.

PreTwinklers Learning their arm slides with the music.
One of my intermediate students playing Vivaldi

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