Ms. Rebekah Hood: MCAA Silver Strings

Welcome to MCAA Silver Strings!  We will learn our instruments though the Suzuki Approach of instruction and traditional classical orchestral technique. We will have 4 concerts per year. Please click the link on each date to discover the details for each concert.

What is Suzuki? 

Suzuki is a philosophy of creating and developing ones’ heart with a love of classical music.   This means adding music to a family’s life by incorporating music as a weekly routine. My aim to create music lovers and creators of the great works, not necessarily prodigies. Although many talented students will emerge through this kind of instruction, our aim is to allow a lover of music to develop.  Dr. Suzuki wanted to help people by engaging them in music.  His dream was that if everyone would be exposed to music, no person would be without peace and love. 

Biography: Born in Texas, but moving throughout the nation, Ms. Hood played violin, cello, flute, and piano for several years before settling into serious study at the college level on cello. Completing her Bachelors and Masters at the Hartt School of Music (Hartford, CT) with Dr. Terry King in 2005, Rebekah continued study at The Longy School of Music (Cambridge, MA) with Terry King (Cello) and Laura Bossert(violin), receiving a Graduate Performance Certificate in 2007. Ms. Hood studied Suzuki Pedagogy with Pam Devenport, Liz Arbus, and Mark Mutter.  Ms. Hood began her teaching career by assisting her father administratively and teaching a handful of students during her teenage years in the school (Metroplex Suzuki Players) he ran in Dallas, Texas. After receiving her training, Rebekah taught for The Music and Arts Center, The University of Connecticut Community School of the Arts, The Powers Music School, The Suzuki School of Newton, and The Music Stream Center.  Locally, Ms. Hood started The North Valley Suzuki Music School (2009) and the Veridian Symphony (2010) with Helen Graham , and indepently The Foothills Community Music School (2013). Together, these schools along with her presence and MCAA aim to create a Suzuki musical community in the Northern Valley and Foothills, making music accessible to any and all people.