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April Losey graduated with a M.M. in Viola Performance from Arizona State University, a B.A. in Music from Washington Adventist University, and has studied privately with Donald McInnes. In addition to freelancing throughout the Los Angeles area, April is a member of the Redlands Symphony Orchestra and San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra.

April is a Registered Viola Teacher Trainer with the Suzuki Association of the Americas and directs the Los Angeles Suzuki Institute and Chamber Music Workshop (www.lasuzukiinstitute.com). April grew up as a Suzuki student and has taken extensive teacher training in both violin and viola, continuing to be passionate about finding ways to inspire kids to learn. Ms. Losey maintains an active private studio in Redlands, CA and is a registered Viola Teacher Trainer with the Suzuki Association of the Americas. In her spare time April makes handmade artisan jewelry and works on her house that was built in 1898 (the same year Dr. Suzuki was born).

Suzuki Pedagogy Training

Ms. Losey has taken extensive viola and violin Suzuki training and is a Registered Viola Teacher Trainer with the Suzuki Association of the Americas. She has taken pedagogy training with Kathy Wood, Mary Kay Waddington, Ann Montzka Smelser, Linda Fiore, Edward Kreitman, Gail Johansen, Edmund Sprunger, Nancy Jackson, Thomas Wermuth, Elizabeth Stuen-Walker, William Preucil, Julia Hardie and Joanne Melvin.

Continuing Education

Suzuki Leadership Retreat
Ohio, 2015 & 2017 - Presenter

Primrose International Viola Festival
Los Angeles, CA, 2014 - Presenter

International Viola Congress,
Rochester, NY, 2012

National Suzuki Conference,
Minneapolis, MN, 2012, 2014, 2016 Presenter, Assistant Viola Coordinator in 2018.

International Viola Congress,
Cincinnati, OH, 2010

American String Teacher’s Association Conference, Santa Clara, CA, 2010

International Viola Congress,
Phoenix, AZ, 2008

International String Workshop, Stavanger, Norway, 1997

International String Workshop,
Glasgow, Scotland, 1995


Local 47, California Federation of Professional Musicians

Suzuki Association of the Americas

Suzuki Music Association of California

American Viola Society

Southern California Viola Society

American String Teacher’s Association

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