Ms. Lucy

Suzuki & Traditional Violin, Cello, Viola Instructor


Ms. Lucy Spinner has been described as a natural born teacher. As an early elementary student she was often found across the room "helping" a student that was struggling with their work. Her teacher suggested she join a music class since she didn't seem to have enough to keep her busy. The rest is history.

By the third grade, Lucy had decided she wanted to be a teacher. She began studying violin in the fourth grade and enjoyed the fun and challenge of learning music.

When Lucy entered high school she joined the  Detroit Youth Symphony and studied privately with the late, Emily Austin, a member of the Detroit Symphony. Ms. Austin had studied at The Julliard School, under Master Instructor, Ivan Galamian.

Lucy continued private violin studies while attending Wayne State University, where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education, and after that a Master's Degree in Music Education. She is also certified as a music educator in five levels of the Suzuki teaching method for violin and cello.

She fulfilled her dream of becoming a teacher and taught string instrument classes for many years with Detroit Public Schools.

Lucy has performed extensively in quartets at weddings, private parties and conventions. She also started and conducted a community orchestra in Newaygo for several years.

Ms. Lucy enjoys the one-on-one relationship of private instruction. She views teaching as her special purpose in life. Her philosophy: Musicians never die, they just decrescendo.

She is welcoming new students for studies in Suzuki and traditional violin, cello, and viola.