Daina Volodka Staggs
Daina Volodka Staggs has been involved with Suzuki Talent Education for over thirty years, as a student and teacher, and now as a parent. Daina’s musical journey began at a young age through violin studies with Suzuki author and pedagogue Edward Kreitman at the Western Springs School of Talent Education. Mrs. Staggs’ interest in teaching began during her high school years, during which time she acted as student tutor at WSSTE, offering practice help to parents of excelling students. Mrs. Staggs has taught at many Suzuki Institutes, workshops, and master classes. She has also lectured on important topics regarding violin pedagogy, early childhood music education, and the Suzuki Method. In the fall of 2014, Mrs. Staggs left Chicago and moved to Frisco, TX, to become the Co-Director of the North Texas School of Talent Education. Her studio is located in Frisco, TX, where she resides with her husband and two young sons.