marianne danehy




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I grew up in the town of Canton, New York, and began playing the violin at age 6 with the Suzuki method.  I studied with my mother, Suzanne Danehy, a classical violinist educated at Syracuse University, and Harry Kobialka, professor at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam who ran an innovative Suzuki program. I played in orchestras throughout high school and college.

In 2003 I discovered the acoustic music scene in Colorado Springs (largely through the Black Rose Acoustic Society), and got hooked on the music played in those circles: Celtic, folk, Appalachian, bluegrass, country, swing--itís all so much fun!  My husband, Charlie Hall, and I (right) spend much of our free time at music festivals and private jam sessions playing music with others.

Iím now a registered Suzuki Violin teacher, Books 1 through 4, and I enjoy teaching ages 4 to 84.

Training: I've completed Suzuki Book 1 and Book 2 teacher training by apprenticeship with Kathleen Spring, Book 3 and Book 4 at the Intermountain Suzuki String Institute. Iíve studied with many fiddlers at various workshops and at the Colorado Roots Music Camp.

Performance experience: I've played with the University of Vermont Symphony Orchestra and the New York State All-State Orchestra.  I currently play and sing with Charlie and bassist Dick Carlson in our roots-music group, The Sister Brothers (left).  I've also played fiddle and sung with other local acoustic music groups, and violin with the Church of the Good Shepherd

I'm a Member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and the Pikes Peak Suzuki Music Association.

Teaching Experience: Iíve taught Suzuki Violin and Fiddle from my private studio since 2006. I also teach fiddle at the Colorado Roots Music Camp.

I had a previous career in high tech as a marketing engineer for Hewlett-Packard (now Agilent Technologies) in Colorado Springs.

I also hold a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Vermont and a M.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Colorado.

I have two wonderful children, William and Anna.