Denise Willey, founder of the Lyceum Orchestra Program in 1987, was named Utah Studio Teacher of the Year in 1997 by the American String Teachers Association. An enthusiast of teaching Suzuki students to read music, she is the author of I Love To Read Music Literacy Program, and Easy Steps to Music Reading. Mrs. Willey has directed young musicians from across the country at the new Lyceum Music Festival-Youth and Mountains & Strings camps, at the Intermountain Suzuki String Institute, and in after-school orchestra programs. She is a Registered Suzuki Teacher Trainer, avid strings teacher, and happy mother of six-- all of whom teach music and have received national recognition for their playing-- and busy grandmother of four under age three!

Mrs. Willey earned her Bachelor of Music, magna cum laude, from University of Utah, 1975; her Utah teaching certificate in composite secondary music with elementary music endorsement; graduate music classes, from Brigham Young University and University of Utah, including Intermuse Kodaly training, BYU.

Learn more about Mrs. Willey HERE.

Yuki was amazing and I learned so much from her!