Registered Suzuki Early Childhood Education, Stage 1, 2 & 3
Eric Davenport has completed Stage 1, 2, and 3 training ( 90 hours) in Suzuki Early Childhood Education (SECE). Sharon Jones, one of the developers of the program, was the instructor. Each SECE training class includes both practicum and classroom instruction. For all three stages, Eric had opportunity to apply his learning during a SECE class with babies, toddlers, and parents. He brings his expertise as a musician and a trained Suzuki teacher to each SECE class.
Eric enjoys working with young learners. He is one of the few teachers who have the skills to teach the very young child. He firmly believes that a child who begins musical instruction in the Suzuki Early Childhood Education class can be well-positioned to being violin lessons at a very early age, some as young as 2 1/2.
Eric is the director of the Davenport Suzuki Violin School in Reston where he offers Suzuki violin lessons, from age 2 1/2 to adult.
Registered in Suzuki Violin Books 1 through 8 in addition to other violin 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. He also studied Orff music, language, and movement. His teaching experiences include music, orchestra, and chorus in elementary and middle schools. Read more about Eric.
M.M.Ed. the University of Georgia
B.M. Shenandoah University Conservatory
B.A. the University of Wisconsin at Madison
Registered Suzuki Early Childhood Education, Stage 1 & 2
Jeanne has completed Stage 1 and Stage 2 training (60 hours) in Suzuki Early Childhood Education. She completed her training with both Sharon and Dorothy Jones who were the developers of the baby and toddler music curriculum. Her Suzuki credentials can be found at the Suzuki Association of the Americas website.
Jeanne brings her extensive teaching experience to the SECE class. In addition, she understands the age group of those in the class as well as the special parent-child dynamic.
Jeanne has studied learning disabilities, reading instruction, dyslexia, and ADHD. She is a veteran teacher, having taught in public and private schools, preschool through high school. She has studied voice and piano as avocations. Joining Eric Davenport in the Davenport Suzuki Early Childhood Education program in Reston and Sterling, VA, she is delighted to be able to share her teaching expertise and experience in this early childhood education class.
M.Ed. University of Virginia
M.Ed. Bloomsburg University
B.S. West Chester University