Registered Suzuki Early Childhood Education, Stage 1 and 2
Eric Davenport has completed Stage 1 and Stage 2 training for Suzuki Early Childhood Education under the instruction of one of the developers of the program, Sharon Jones. He has taught music, orchestra, and chorus in elementary and middle schools. His training for the Early Childhood Education includes 60 hours of class time and 10 hours of practice in a Suzuki Early Childhood class.
He is the director of the Davenport Suzuki Violin School in Reston where he offers Suzuki violin lessons, from age 3 to adult. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, a Bachelor of Music degree from Shenandoah University, and a Master of Music Education degree from the University of Georgia. He is registered in Suzuki Violin Books 1 through 8 in addition to other Suzuki studies. His Suzuki credentials can be found at the Suzuki Association of the Americas website. In addition to Suzuki training, Eric has studied the 2 Units of Music Mind Games for teaching music theory and has taken training in Orff music, language, and movement.
Registered Suzuki Early Childhood Education, Stage 1
Jeanne Davenport completed Stage 1 training for Suzuki Early Childhood Education under the instruction of one of the developers, Sharon Jones, at the American Suzuki Institute, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The 30 hours of instruction include lectures and practical application in a Suzuki Early Childhood class where Jeanne had the opportunity to participate and direct activities in the preschool music classes. In addition, she had the opportunity to observe the baby and toddler classes at the Institute for four additional hours.
Jeanne holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from West Chester University, a Master of Education degree in Reading from Bloomsburg University, and a Master of Education degree in Learning Disabilities from the University of Virginia. She has held certification in Virginia as a Reading and a Learning Disabilities Specialist. Her further training includes coaching students with ADHD and remediation for students with dyslexia. She has taught preschoolers through seniors in high school. Jeanne has two preschool grandchildren, ages 4 and 1.