Flori Muller is an active violin and SECE teacher in Colorado. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance (magna cum laude) from the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University, a double Master of Music degree in Violin Performance and Suzuki Violin Pedagogy from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, and earned candidacy for the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of Colorado Boulder in Violin Performance and Violin Pedagogy. She has registered training in Suzuki Violin books 1-10 and also Stages 1 and 2 of SECE (Suzuki Early Childhood Education) classes for children ages birth-4.
In addition to maintaining her private studio in Broomfield and Boulder, where she teaches on the faculty of Boulder Suzuki Strings, she also co-owns Prelude Music, LLC, where she partner teaches weekly SECE classes. She has also maintained violin studios in Tennessee, Minnesota, and Texas, and directed and taught Suzuki Violin at a Suzuki in the Schools program in two elementary schools in Spring Branch, Texas. While in Spring Branch, she also directed the week long summer festival, Fiddler’s Fair, that is held there each summer.
She is currently the Assistant SECE Coordinator for the 2018 SAA Conference. She has led clinics and sectionals for schools, officiated at competitions, been published in the American Suzuki Journal, featured in various SAA video sessions recorded for their online seminar -Parents as Partners Online, has been a guest clinician (guest violin, SECE teacher, and presented parent talks) for various Suzuki workshops (including HASSA, Parker Elementary, and STXSA) and the Peaks to Plains Suzuki Institute. She has served as Vice President, President, and Past President on the board of HASSA (Houston Area Suzuki Strings Association), now STXSA.
Among the many memories she cherishes growing up a Suzuki violinist herself, there is one she will never forget- in the summer of 1989 she was invited to travel with a group of other Suzuki students and teachers from Houston to attend and participate in The Suzuki World Conference and Summer School in Matsumoto, Japan. Meeting Dr. Suzuki and taking group classes with him as well as other international faculty, alongside Suzuki students from around the world continues to inspire her teaching today.
She has been teaching for over twenty years and truly loves working with students of all ages and levels. Her other passions include spending time with her husband and their two children, hiking, taking photographs, reading, and cooking.