Donna Davis has been teaching the Suzuki method for over 27 years. After taking her first Suzuki workshop while still an undergraduate,she began her teaching career in Connecticut working with Diana Tillson, one of the pioneers of the Suzuki method in America. The founding cello teacher of the Bethwood Suzuki School in Woodbridge, CT, she taught for 3 years before moving to Erie, PA. Teaching at Mercyhurst College, Donna established the cello program and an extensive early childhood music program. Donna has been a certified Music Together teacher for over 10 years. A Texan for the last 15 years, she maintained a private studio in San Antonio before moving to Plano 5 years ago. Conducting and working with youth orchestras is one of her passions. She has conducted for the Young Artists Philharmonic, CT, Greater Erie Youth Orchestra and the Youth Orchestra of San Antonio. Donna continues to freelance and play chamber music throughout the United States. Donna is the creator of the Kodomo Music program for infants and toddlers and directs the Kodmo program at SMID She is also the Director of the DFWWOW Summer Institute. She is married to Jolyon, a cellist and has a 17year old cellist son, Alexander.