Sara Stephens Kotrba is a Suzuki Piano Teacher Trainer for the Suzuki Association of the Americas. She earned her bachelor of music and master of music degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. She has studied with Doris Harrel, Betty Mallard, David Renner, Kiyoshi Tamagawa, Sophia Gilson, Amanda Vick Lethco and Katherine Faricy. She has been teaching Suzuki piano since 1990. She is especially dedicated to her Suzuki families, helping nurture their love of music through creative practice tools and musical ideas. She is the current president of the Suzuki Association of Minnesota. She is a past president of the Twin Cities Suzuki Piano Teachers’ Guild. She enjoys accompanying the choir at her church. She is the author of a blog about teaching, parenting, music and faith found at www.kotrbapianostudio.blogspot.com. She lives in Eagan, MN, with her husband, two children and three cats.