ESA Teacher Trainer

Foto : Anke and ISA Flute committee with Mr.Takahashi in Japan

Anke van der Bijl

Suzuki Flute teacher, teacher trainer, lecturer and performer

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Anke is graduate of the Utrecht Conservatory. She continued her flute studies with Abby de Quant and attended masterclasses with Peter Lukas Graf, Geoffrey Gilbert, Wissam Boustany and Andras Adorjan. She also studied arranging and conducting with Henk Alkema. Anke has always had a passion for teaching. Seeing Suzuki pupils and hearing their amazing playing she decided to study more about Suzuki method. She completed her Suzuki Flute studies at the British Suzuki Institute in London with a practicum at the Colorado Suzuki Institute in Aspen, USA and a Post Graduate with Toshio Takahashi at theTalent Education Research Institute in Matsumoto, Japan.
In Switzerland and Italy she took courses in Suzuki Early Childhood Education (level 1, 2 and 3 with Dorothy Jones) and Children's Music Lab. Anke was co founder of her home town children's orchestra and conducted this group for more then 10 years. Since 1987 she teaches at her own Suzuki Flute school in Gouda, the Netherlands.
Anke is chair of the ESA and the ISA flute committee as well as chair of the European Suzuki Association.
Anke is much in demand ast lecturer and guest teacher for International Suzuki workshops. She had the honor to be invited as faculty member at the Royal College of Music during the BSI national workshop in 2016 and to lead the Suzuki flute groups during their Gala concert in the Royal Albert Hall.
As flautist, she performs with pianist Aad van der Velde.
Anke also enjoys art, literature and cats !

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ISA board in Colorado

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ESA board meeting in Vienna 2019

Where Love is deep much can be accomplished
Shinichi Suzuki

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