About

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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 grew up as a Suzuki student and has been an active Suzuki teacher for over twenty years. She 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 recently became a SAA Teacher Trainer Candidate. Ms. Losey is the director of the Los Angeles Suzuki Institute and Chamber Workshop (www.lasuzukiinstitute.com). In her spare time April makes handmade artisan jewelry (www.silverbyapril.com), competes in dog agility with her two dogs and works on her 118 year old house.

Suzuki Pedagogy Training

Violin/Viola Practicum
with Kathy Wood

Every Child Can with
Mary Kay Waddington

Every Child Can with
Ann Montzka Smelser

Violin Book 1 with
Linda Fiore

Violin Book 1 with
Edward Kreitman

Violin Book 1 with
Ann Montzka Smelser

Violin Book 2 with
Edward Kreitman

Violin Book 3 with
Edward Kreitman
Viola Book 4 with
Elizabeth Stuen-Walker

Viola Book 5 with
Elizabeth Stuen-Walker

Viola Book 6 with
William Preucil

Viola Book 8 with
Julia Hardie

Viola Book 9 with
William Preucil

Suzuki Principles in Action
with Joanne Melvin

Long Term Suzuki Teacher Training with Joanne Melvin
Violin Book 3 with
Edward Kreitman

Violin Book 4 with
Gail Johansen

Violin Book 5 with
Edmund Sprunger

Violin Book 6 with
Nancy Jackson

Violin Book 9 with
Thomas Wermuth

Violin Book 10 with
Thomas Wermuth

Supplementary Kreisler with
Thomas Wermuth



Continuing Education

Suzuki Leadership Retreat
Ohio, 2015 - 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

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

Membership

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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