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Alicia Casey, Suzuki program coordinator and Suzuki educator at Upper Valley Music School

Alicia Casey

Suzuki Program Coordinator, Suzuki Violin

Alicia Casey is an internationally sought-after Suzuki educator and concert violinist originally hailing from Australia. Alicia directs the Suzuki Program at the Upper Valley Music Center, where she has taught since 2010, and oversees a program of 120 students in cello, flute, viola, and violin. Her students have been accepted to All State and New England Music Festivals.

Alicia has been a guest clinician at the Suzuki Institute of Indonesia, the Vermont Suzuki Violin Workshop and the Green Mountain Suzuki Summer Institute. Alicia has been published in the American Suzuki Journal and has presented at national conferences. She has registered formal Suzuki training with the Suzuki Association of the Americas in Violin Books 1-10 with Allen Lieb, Jeffrey Cox, Roger Stieg, Kimberly Meier-Sims, Ed Kreitman, Mark Mutter, Teri Einfeldt, Nancy Lokken, Doris Preucil, and Mark Bjork.

Having started violin at age 3 as a Suzuki student herself, Alicia has recently become a Suzuki parent, and now has experienced all three sides of the Suzuki triangle. Alicia received her Bachelor of Music Performance and Pedagogy from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in Australia, where she was a student of Elizabeth Morgan, and her Masters in Violin Performance from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she was a student of Elizabeth Chang and was a recipient of the Lark Chamber Music Award. Alicia has performed with orchestras, quartets and as a soloist throughout the United States, Australia and Europe.

Alicia currently lives in New Hampshire with her husband Ben, daughter Elizabeth, and son Jack.