Prior to her recent move to Houston, Ms. Raguse taught Suzuki violin for 22 years in northern MI. She co-founded the student ensembles Bay Chamber and Prelude Chamber Music and played in the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. Prior to
that, for ten years she taught and served as teaching assistant to Edward Kreitman at the Western Springs School of Talent Education in the Chicago area. She was also a summer faculty member of the American Suzuki Institute (University of Wisconsin/Stevens Point) for ten years.
She received her Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Miami and later her Master of Business Administration degree from Loyola University of Chicago. Former teachers include George Zazofsky, Louis Krasner, and Aaron Krosnick. She has studied Suzuki pedagogy with Edward Kreitman, Thomas Wermuth, Doris Preucil, and other noted Suzuki educators. Former students of Ms. Raguse have continued their music studies at the University of Michigan, DePaul University, Eastman School of Music, Wheaton College, and other noted colleges and universities.
Ms. Raguse is married to renowned bow maker, Douglas Raguse. Their three grown children studied Suzuki Violin, Piano, and Flute. She enjoys rowing, biking,and scuba diving, particularly exploring the reefs of Cozumel.
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