Randi Kvam Hellman has been a Suzuki violin specialist for over thirty nine years. She holds a BA in Theatre Arts and Psychology from the University of Minnesota, and studied in the Masters Program in Suzuki training with Walter Haderer at San Francisco State University. In addition, Randi’s extensive Suzuki training has been with Mark Bjork, Linda Case, Carol Dallinger, John Kendall, Alice Joy Lewis, and Nancy Lokken. Her college and post-baccalaureate violin studies have been with Richard Massman and Kensley Rosen.
She has taught in Augsburg University Suzuki Talent Education (AUSTE) since 1997, and regularly teaches as a guest clinician at workshops and summer institutes. Her previous Suzuki teaching experience has included positions at San Francisco State University and, for ten years, at the MacPhail Center for the Arts. Randi has traveled with AUSTE to Spain, Mexico and England.
She has served on the board of the Suzuki Association of Minnesota as Treasurer, President-elect and President. Randi has also been a Suzuki parent, with their daughter playing violin and piano.
Studying art ultimately teaches us that: “It is the journey we must seek, there is no one destination”.