A firm believer in the power that music has to be an agent of social change and its ability to create beauty in the world, LeeAnn has dedicated the bulk of her career to music education. LeeAnn currently is a faculty member of the New England Conservatory Preparatory School and teaches string orchestra in the Cambridge Public Schools. Previously, LeeAnn served as a faculty member of the Community Programs Division of the Longy School of Music of Bard College, Boulder Suzuki Strings and the Ithaca City School District.

With deep gratitude for her myriad teachers, LeeAnn seeks to integrate their collective wisdom into her own teaching philosophy and style. She strives to create a positive and nurturing learning environment, allowing each student to find success and self-expression. Influenced by studies in yoga and the Alexander Technique, LeeAnn also works to cultivate increased body awareness and healthy practice/performance habits. Her students have performed at Symphony Hall, The Boston Children’s Museum, Harvard Square’s May Day Festival, and the Longy School of Music. They have also performed the National Anthem for a Celtics game at TD Garden.

LeeAnn Sutton received a Master of Music in Viola Performance from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a Bachelor of Music degree in Viola Performance and Music Education from Ithaca College, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. LeeAnn is a registered Suzuki Teacher with the Suzuki Association of the Americas. She received her Suzuki training from Dr. William Starr and has also completed additional Suzuki teacher training courses with Sandy Reuning, Carrie Reuning- Hummel and Elizabeth Stuen- Walker at the Ithaca and Oregon Suzuki Institutes.

As a violist, LeeAnn’s teachers include Erika Eckert, Geraldine Walther of the Takacs Quartet, Debra Moree, and Helen Louise Fohrhaltz. LeeAnn has attended the Adriatic Chamber Music Festival in Bonefero, Italy, and The Brevard Music Center, where she was part of the Quartet Program under the direction of David Salness. She has performed in master classes with Victoria Chaing, William Preucil, The Diaz Trio, Malcolm Bilson and members of the Takacs Quartet. In addition to teaching, LeeAnn currently freelances in the Boston Metro area.










Boston, MA and surrounding area


B.M. and M.M.

Suzuki Registered

Every Child Can!

Violin and VIola Books 1-4

Current Teaching

New England Conservatory Preparatory School

Suzuki at The Green Room Viola Program

Cambridge Public Schools

Past Teaching

Longy School of Music of Bard College

Longy School of Music Summer Suzuki Camp

Boulder Suzuki Strings

High Plains Youth Orchestra

Ithaca City City School District

New York ASTA String Institute at Ithaca College


“New Additions to the AV Library from the 2006 Conference,” American Suzuki Journal    vol 35, no.3, 2007.

“Freedom in Education?: Book review of On The Side of the Child”, Educational Studies, 2004


Virgina Cowan Carlson/Jabs Memorial Scholarship, SAA (2009), Suzuki Association of    Colorado, Scholarship (2009),  National Dean’s List (2004)

Professional Affiliations

Suzuki Association of the Americas

Suzuki: MA

American String Teachers’ Association