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Rachel Talbott Parker

President

Active as both a teacher and performer, Rachel Talbott Parker received her Bachelor of Music from Cedarville University, and her Master of Music from East Carolina University in Violin Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy under the training of Ara Gregorian and Joanne Bath. She has taught in Pennsylvania, Florida, and now in North Carolina both in the classroom and as a private teacher. Rachel has also had the opportunity to perform worldwide. She currently resides in Western NC and is the president of the NC Suzuki Association. She is a former member of the Eastern NC Suzuki Association and the Suzuki Association of South Florida.

 
 
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Laura Eis

Treasurer
 

Laura Eis earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Susquehanna University in 2001. She received a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy and a Certificate of Advanced Performance Studies in viola from East Carolina University in 2008 and 2009 respectively. Currently Ms. Eis is a member of the Fayetteville Symphony, the Wilson Symphony, and concertmaster of the Pitt Community College Orchestra. She has been the associate director for the North Carolina Suzuki Institute since 2007 and is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas. In addition she is the treasurer of the North Carolina and Eastern North Carolina Suzuki Associations. Ms. Eis maintains a private violin and viola studio in Greenville, NC, and is an adjunct faculty member at Fayetteville State University, Methodist University, and Pitt Community College.

 
 
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Gabriela Potter

Secretary
 

Gabriela Potter is a professional violinist, violist, and registered Suzuki violin instructor. Ms. Potter is registered for Violin Books 1-10 with the SAA and completed intensive long-term teacher training with renowned Suzuki Pedagogue Joanne Bath. As of Fall 2019, her SAA registration also includes Suzuki Early Childhood Education Unit 1. Gabriela received her Bachelor of Music degree in Performance, Magna Cum Laude, from East Carolina University in 2015. Since graduating, she has maintained a private studio in Greenville and Kinston, NC, and has performed with professional ensembles in the surrounding area. She is on the faculty at the Meredith College Community School of Music in Raleigh, and is looking forward to exploring her new home city of Durham.