Our Teacher Trainers

Creator, Author, Master Trainer, and Conference Presenter



Michiko Yurko (Maryland, USA)






Each of our teacher trainers is an accomplished musician, holds a university college degree and is an expert in his or her field of music education. They have taken multiple Unit 1 & 2 workshops with Michiko and personally assisted her at short workshops and Unit 1 & 2 workshops and successfully completed a week-long Unit 1 and/or Unit 2 teacher trainer retreat. They have spent years teaching Music Mind Games with their own students, assisted each other, been observed, and grown in their knowledge of current pedagogical trends. Each one maintains regular contact with Michiko and stays up to date with the games innovations and pedagogical developments in Music Mind Games.

Unit 1 Teacher Trainers, One-Day, Presenters, and  Conference Presentations



   Akiko Takahashi (England and Japan)





  Kari Lapins (Arizona and Tennessee, USA)






  Kristen Tourville (Arizona and Missouri, USA)




  Magdalena Prahl Broström (Sweden)








  Silvia Crusellas Maña (Spain and England) 




Unit 2 Teacher Trainers



   Akiko Takahashi (England and Japan)




  Silvia Crusellas Maña (Spain and England) 



Teacher Trainers on Sabbatical


 Joyce Bennett (Utah, USA)
 (On Sabbatical)




Amy Fowers (Utah, USA)

Music Mind Games Teacher Presenters

Teacher Presenters are happy to offer short workshops in your area.  Workshops can be designed according to your needs, from one hour to six hours (one-day).  Workshops offer a dozen games and a powerpoint about Music Mind Games.


  Japanese Teacher Presenters 



Northern Arizona University School of Music 

Music Mind Games Teacher Training is offered as part of the NAU School of Music by Dr. Karin Hallberg, Principal Lecturer Violin Pedagogy and Coordinator of the Suzuki Strings Program.  Music Mind Games student classes are offered as part of the Suzuki Strings Curriculum at the NAU Music and Dance Academy.


  Dr. Karin Hallberg (Arizona, USA)