Faculty & Staff

Martha Bradberry Cello, Viola and Violin. Registered Suzuki method instructor since 1992. Suzuki Music School of Michiana faculty since 1994. Suzuki training at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, American Suzuki Institute and Chicago Suzuki Institute. Bethel University B.A. Music Performance. Violist with the Gaska String Quartet. Cellist with Tres Femmes Piano Trio. Member of AF of M and SAA.*





Joyce Davis Music Director, Violin/Viola, Sound Beginnings. B.S. from Purdue University. Suzuki Music School Director since 1987. Extensive Suzuki training; including training with Dr. Suzuki. Over thirty years teaching experience. Second violin of the Gaska String Quartet. Member of AF of M and SAA.*





Abbi Houser
Violin. Math Major at Saint Mary’s College. Suzuki Training with Gail Gebhart and Wendy Azrak. Valedictorian of John Glenn High School in 2019. Teacher’s Assistant in Group and Theory classes since 2014. Theory Instructor since 2019. Member of the SAA. *




Aubrey Houser Violin. Physics Major, Saint Mary’s College. Suzuki Training with Wendy Azrak and Linda Stieg. Valedictorian of John Glenn High School in 2017. Teacher’s assistant in Group classes since 2012. Theory Instructor since 2015. Assistantship with Dr. Ian Bentley in physics researching Heisenberg’s uncertainty relation with different wave functions. Member of the SAA.*






Tommy Stackowiak Violin. BFA, Lindenwood University. Tommy has been a part of the Suzuki Music School of Granger since he was two years old. He regularly studied under Joyce Davis until his senior year of high school when he graduated from both Marian High School and the Suzuki Method. After receiving his BFA from Lindenwood University, he went on to achieve his certification as a Suzuki instructor. Tommy has been an instructor at the Suzuki Music School of Granger since 2018. Member of the SAA.*




Tamara Stojanovic Albahari Violin.  Internationally recognized violinist and music educator, Suzuki teacher since 2000. Extensive Suzuki training in the US and Canada. Violin faculty at the Suzuki Music School of Michiana since 2007. Professional orchestra player serving as concertmaster for LaPorte Symphony Orchestra since 2007 and member of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra. Sectional coach at South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestra. Baroque violin in Fleur de Lys chamber ensemble at the University of Notre Dame. Adjunct assistant professor of violin at the University of Notre Dame. Recent appointments include Artist in residence at Clay High School, South Bend and Fischoff Chamber Music Mentoring Program coach. Tamara holds a Master of Music in Violin Performance from San Francisco State University (2003) where she studied Chamber Music with the Alexander String Quartet, and a Diploma in Violin Performance from the State Conservatory of Music ‘Luigi Cherubini,’ Florence, Italy (1999, class of Eddy Perpich). She also graduated Magna cum Laude in the School of Letters and Philosophy, University of Florence (2000). Member AF of M and SAA.* 



Abigail Vogt Assistant Music Director, Violin, Music & Movement, Sound Beginnings. BSDH with a minor in music performance & business administration, Indiana University South Bend. Suzuki Music School of Granger Violin Faculty since 2009. Suzuki training with Sharon Jones, Dorothy Jones, Jean Stucky, Terry Durbin, Geri Arnold, Wendy Azrak, Rebecca Sandrok, Ed Sprunger, Nancy Jackson and Alice Joy Lewis. First violinist of Silver Strings Quartet. Fischoff Geoffroy Award winner in 2009 and June 2009 Fischoff Artist of the Month. Member of SAA.*

"First for the love of the child; second for the love of teaching the child; and third for the love of the music that is taught to the child. But the child always comes first." - Shinichi Suzuki