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Ken Wollberg

Strings


Upon graduation from Concordia in 1972, rather than taking a teaching position in an elementary classroom, I decided to work more intensively on viola performance. I enrolled at Wisconsin College Conservatory to study viola with Gerald Stanick. After 3 semesters, I transferred to UW-Milwaukee, only a few blocks away, to study with violist Bernard Zaslav of the Fine Arts Quartet. I took a job as a traveling violin teacher in Milwaukee Public Schools and taught for 8 years. I was a part-time student at UW-M and finally graduated with the Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1982 .In Milwaukee, I also studied with Fred Clem, principal violist of the Milwaukee Symphony, and with William Schoen, a Chicago Symphony violist. I was accepted as a substitute violist for the Milwaukee Symphony. I played regularly in the Waukesha Symphony and occasionally in Fox Valley Symphony in Appleton, WI and in Oshkosh (WI) Symphony. In the summers of 1979 and 1980 I attended the Aspen Music Festival in Aspen, Colorado, where I met and studied with Guillermo Perich, whom I later joined at U of IL, Urbana.During my Milwaukee years, I became hooked on the Suzuki Method. I am registered at every book level, some more than once. Graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in viola from UW-Milwuakee in 1982, I continued teaching in Milwaukee Public Schools but wanted more training. 

In 1985 I enrolled at U of Iowa. The viola professor and his wife were prominent in the Suzuki Movement in America – William & Doris Preucil. While in Iowa City, I played viola in the Cedar Rapids Symphony and in the university orchestra. I received my Master of Fine Arts degree from University of Iowa in 1987. We moved to Korea in January of 1995, for Peggy's work in TESL. It was a wonderful five years. Mine was the dependent visa, so I wasn't allowed to work. But I did teach a lot of violin to Korean children through a Korean church in our neighborhood. And I became involved with the Korean Suzuki Association. We moved to Korea in January of 1995, for Peggy's work in TESL. It was a wonderful five years. Mine was the dependent visa, so I wasn't allowed to work. But I did teach a lot of violin to Korean children through a Korean church in our neighborhood. And I became involved with the Korean Suzuki Association. I am still most interested in starting beginners and taking them through the teaching points in the Suzuki repertoire, as far as possible.

Disciplines offered 

Early Childhood

Strings  

Piano

Visual Arts

Youth Choir

Guitar

Voice

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