Meghan Faw is an experienced performer and teacher with extensive certified training in teaching the Suzuki Method to young violin students. Originally from Houston, Texas, Ms. Faw began playing the violin using the Suzuki Method as a young child. As a result, she brings a unique perspective to NJAOM as both a former Suzuki student and now as a certified Suzuki teacher.
Ms. Faw’s teaching career began in 2014 when she volunteered for the UT String Project, an organization that teaches college students the art of pedagogy. There, she worked under established teachers and had her own teaching evaluated. Upon moving to Chicago in 2017, Ms. Faw taught group and private lessons in both public and private schools and held her own private teaching studio. While at DePaul, Ms. Faw began her Suzuki training and quickly watched her teaching transform. She has received Suzuki Teacher Training certification through Suzuki Violin Book 6. She continues to take classes to improve her teaching and works closely with parents to ensure each student’s needs and learning style is being met. Ms. Faw’s favorite part of teaching is fostering a community of like-minded individuals bound together by music, who are committed not only to their success but also to the success of others.
Ms. Faw earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 2017, where she studied with Sandy Yamamoto, founding member of the Miro Quartet, and her Master of Music degree from DePaul University in 2019, where she studied with Janet Sung, international soloist.