Suzuki Flute

Education

Martha Ethingon earned her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Utah and her M.S. in Social and Cultural Anthropology from Oxford University. Martha also completed certified training levels 1A-12 with the Suzuki Association of the Americas after completing her full-tim studies in Matsumoto, Japan with Suzuki Flute School founder Mr. Toshio Takahashi in 1992.

Performance and Teaching Experience

For over 20 years, Martha has been active as a private Suzuki method teacher in Utah and Virginia. She is currently serving on the board of directors for the Suzuki Association of the Greater Washington Area (SAGWA) and was previously a member of the Oxford Bach Choir, University of Utah Institute Concert Choir and member of church choir for over 20 years.

At Levine

Martha has been on the Levine faculty since 2006 where she leads Suzuki Flute classes for children and teaches flute at the summer Music and Arts Camp at the Virginia Campus.

One of Martha’s favorite things about Levine is teaching group classes. “Group Suzuki flute classes are a highlight for me. These classes allow students from various teachers to socialize and play together. I love working with these students and seeing them advance over the years, while welcoming new friends along the way.”

Teaching Philosophy and Approach

“I believe whole-heartedly in the Suzuki method and the mother-tongue approach! I have used it as a parent (with my three children) as well as with my students. I have my students practice listening to and feeling the music allowing them to better express themselves through performance. This synergy is exhilarating and allows each of us to become more complete individuals while developing the core areas of tone and technique.”

Personal

Martha can be found enjoying the Great Outdoors when not teaching or performing. Growing up in Salt Lake City, she enjoyed activities such as hiking, biking, horseback riding, water skiing and snow skiing. Martha also enjoys traveling and has spent time in 25 countries during and following her college career.