Gail Gebhart is a private Suzuki piano teacher in Farmington Hills, Michigan. In addition to maintaining an active studio, she is on the faculty of Wayne State University and accompanies extensively throughout the Detroit Metro area. She received a B.M. With Distinction from the University of Michigan and a M.M. in Piano Performance from Wayne State University. She was coordinator the piano area for the Suzuki Association of the Americas’ Biennial Conference in 2014 and she has taught at the Colorado Suzuki Institute, Oregon Suzuki Institute, Calgary Suzuki Institute, and the Chicago Suzuki Institute.
Gail is also a piano Teacher Trainer for the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Her primary mentors and teachers are Mary Craig Powell, Renee Robbins, Doris Koppelman, Doris Harrel, Yasuko Joichi and Gail Lange, with whom she did her internship. She has been influenced and guided by countless extraordinary teachers in the Suzuki world. Gail is eternally grateful for the opportunities she has had to observe lessons with Kimberly Meier-Sims, Melissa Kraut, Judy Blank, Mark Mutter and Mary Lou Roberts. In addition, she has also participated in Dalcroze enrichment courses with Jeremy Dittus and reading enrichment with Caroline Fraser
SAA is fortunate to count Gail Gebhart among its new Suzuki piano trainers. Along with her wealth of teaching experience, Gail brings very strong performing skills and an extensive piano background. She will ably continue the SAA tradition of offering excellent courses in Suzuki piano pedagogy. With fellow teachers as well as with her students, Gail is proactive while at the same time a discerning and empathetic listener. Her ability to relate to others is exceptional.