MMG Certified Teacher Trainer

Kari Lapins

Teacher Trainer, Unit 1
kari@musicmindgames.com

 

Kari Lapins is a Music Mind Games Teacher, Trainer, and a Suzuki violin and viola teacher.  She lives in Tennessee with her husband Alex, daughter Maggie, two dogs (Ziva and Lila), and two cats (Mr. Milhaud and Hildegaard).

She was a member of Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra and Slugs from Space string quartet. She has performed with San Juan Symphony, New Mexico Philharmonic, Phoenix Symphony, Prescott Pops Orchestra, Roanoke Symphony, and Oak Ridge Symphony. 

 

More about Kari
 

Educational Background

Kari received her Bachelor of Arts in performing arts management from Columbia College in Chicago, and her Master of Music in Suzuki pedagogy and violin performance from Northern Arizona University. 

 

Teaching Experience

Kari has been teaching violin, viola, and fiddle for 13 years and Music Mind Games for 8 years. She has an independent violin studio in Knoxville, Tennessee.

From 2004 - 2016 she was a teacher and Assistant Suzuki Coordinator with Northern Arizona University Community Music and Dance Academy in Flagstaff, Arizona.

 

Music Mind Games Teacher Training and Student Workshops

Kari has taught Music Mind Games Unit 1 Teacher Training Workshops as well as student classes and workshops in Charlotte, NC; Durango, CO; Eugene, OR; Flagstaff, AZ; Indianapolis, IN; Knoxville, TN; Phoenix, AZ; and Northern Arizona University; AZ.

 

Music Mind Games Conference Presentations

Creating Music Literacy through Games with Karin Hallberg, Kristen Tourville, and Michiko Yurko, creator of Music Mind Games: Suzuki Association of the Americas Conference Presentation, May 2018 in Minneapolis, MN

Introduction to MMG with Michiko Yurko, Creator: Suzuki Association of the Americas Conference Presentation, May 2016 in Minneapolis, MN

 

Music Mind Games Teacher Training Assistant

Unit 1 Retreat with Michiko Yurko, Creator: June 2016 in Kensington, MD

Unit 2 with Michiko Yurko, Creator: August 2015 in Kensington, MD

Unit 1A with Michiko Yurko, Creator: August 2013 in Flagstaff, AZ

Unit 1 with Michiko Yurko, Creator: June 2013 in Albuquerque, NM

2-Hour Workshop with Michiko Yurko, Creator: October 2012 in Flagstaff, AZ

Unit 1 with Michiko Yurko, Creator: June 2012 in Draper, UT

 

Music Mind Games Training 

Unit 1 Retreat and Certification: July 2014 in Aalborg, Denmark

Unit 2 with Michiko Yurko, Creator: January 2012 in Sedona, AZ

Unit 2 with Michiko Yurko, Creator: August 2011 in Kensington, MD

Unit 1 with Michiko Yurko, Creator: March-April 2011 in Flagstaff, AZ

Unit 1A with Amy Fowers, Creator: March 2010 in Flagstaff, AZ

 

Travel

Kari has traveled to Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Scotland, and 34 states in the United States. 

 

Languages

English