Lyda Partee Osinga received National Board Teacher Certification in Early Adolescent/Young Adult with an orchestra emphasis.
She currently teaches orchestra to grades 3-8 for the Oshkosh School District and maintains a private studio as a registered Suzuki teacher. She conducts the Prelude Orchestra and String Orchestra Central for the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Previously, Ms. Osinga was the director of the community music schools for the University of Wisconsin-Madison and at the University of Memphis (TN) where she provided teacher training, lessons for students of all ages, and other music classes in theory, music appreciation and music history.
Ms. Osinga began playing the violin at the age of four, learning the Suzuki method which had just arrived in the United States. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance from West Virginia University and received a Master of Music with honors from the University of Colorado in performance and pedagogy.
Ms. Osinga has been privileged to study in Japan with Shinichi Suzuki. As a performer, she has been a member of the Kettle Moraine Symphony, the Wisconsin Philharmonic, the Concord Chamber Orchestra, the Madison Symphony and the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra.
She plays violin and viola, and enjoys experimenting on her electric violin and string bass in various impromptu groups.
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