Audrey Severson is a local Suzuki piano teacher in the Greater Richmond area who desires to bring the gift and enjoyment of music into the lives of children and adults. Audrey Severson has a BA in Music from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro School of Music. She has received teacher training from Mary Craig Powell, an internationally known teacher, during her Suzuki Teacher Training at Capital University Conservatory of Music in Columbus, Ohio, the Colorado Suzuki Institutes in Beaver Creek and Snowmass, Colorado, and the International Music Festival in Berea, Ohio. Additionally, she is registered to teach Music Mind Games, a game-oriented, interactive approach to theory training.
As one who has been under musical instruction for the greater part of her growing up years, Audrey, has experienced many different forms of teaching. Naturally, this put her on a quest to find a teaching philosophy which was well rounded and considered the needs of the child and their learning styles. Internalizing music through listening, furthered by training the talent the child has been given from birth, are primary aspects to the Suzuki method of teaching. In addition, fundamentally working in a triangle of teacher, student, and parent is an essential aspect to teaching which considers the child above all else. Though primarily focused on the Suzuki method of teaching, some traditional aspects of teaching, namely sightreading, are filtered in very early on in the child's education.