David Strom teaches with Ronda Cole at the Northern Virginia Suzuki Music School. He also currently directs the Herndon Suzuki School in Ashburn, Virginia. Prior to this, he was the founder and director of both the Suzuki Violin Program at The Academy of Music in Gaithersburg and the Flint Hill Suzuki Violin Program. In demand as a workshop clinician across the country, David has taught at institutes in South Carolina, Pennsylvania and Michigan. His former students have been accepted to the top music conservatories, including Eastman, Cleveland Institute, Indiana, Michigan and Rice. They have also attended festivals such as the National Youth Orchestra of the United States, Heifetz Institute, Bowdoin, Aspen, and Interlochen and occupied the concertmaster, associate concertmaster, and principal viola chair of the American Youth Philharmonic. David is a registered Teacher Trainer with the Suzuki Association of the Americas. He began his Suzuki education at the age of 3 in the studio of Glen Lebetkin. At 10, he traveled to Matsumoto, Japan for a week of intensive lessons with Dr. Suzuki. At the same time David began study with Eric Lewis, the first violinist of the Manhattan String Quartet, and with Katherine Dorn-Lewis. He holds a Bachelor of Music from the Hartt School and a Master of Music from University of Maryland where he studied with Ronda Cole. In addition to his teaching, David offers practice parent education, coaching, and retreats with Jen Furlong, a Suzuki parent and life coach, at Practice Miracle Experience.