Mark Mutter

SAA Registered Training

Core Units

  • Every Child Can!
  • Suzuki Principles in Action
  • Violin Foundation 1A
  • Violin Foundation 1B
  • Violin Unit 2
  • Violin Unit 3
  • Violin Unit 4
  • Violin Unit 5
  • Violin Practicum


  • Violin Overview of Literature and Technique
  • Mozart Violin Concerti: The Challenges and the Rewards

Mark Mutter is a registered Teacher Trainer with the Suzuki Association of the Americas. He received his Bachelors Degree (DePauw University) and Masters Degree (The University of Michigan) in Violin Performance studying with Walter Schwede, Angel Reyes and Camilla Wicks. His orchestral career began in Hong Kong as the Assistant Principal Second Violin of the Hong Kong Philharmonic. He also taught at the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts. Mark studied Suzuki pedagogy with John Kendall, Ronda Cole, Jacquie Maurer and Geri Arnold.

He is the founder and Executive Director of Suzuki Royal Oak Institute of Music, and oversees 10 teachers who teach over 150 students. He has been a clinician at Workshops and Institutes throughout the U.S. and Asia. He has led the Suzuki Royal Oak Tour Group on concert tours throughout Europe and Canada. He is presently on the staff of the Wu Family Academy, the Detroit Symphony's youth orchestra program, conducting the Concert Orchestra and Pizzicato String Ensemble. He is also a lecturer in Suzuki Pedagogy at the University of Michigan.