Lilli Klotz Foster
Violinist Lilli Klotz Foster has taught strings in Ohio, Arizona and Pennsylvania. She holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Pennsylvania State University, where she was a member of the Graduate String Quartet. Her principal teachers include Andrew Jennings, Katie McLin, and James Lyon. Professionally, she has performed in the Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra, the Phoenix Symphony, the Ashland Symphony Orchestra, and is a frequent substitute in area community orchestras.
With 10 years of teaching experience, Lilli has taught hundreds of violin and viola students in the public and private spheres, conducted youth orchestras and string ensembles, and internationally at the Asociación Nacional de Conciertos in Panamá. She has designed and led college-level string methods classes, presented to other educators on teaching ethnic music in instrumental classrooms, and serves annually as faculty and a staff coordinator at the Pennsylvania Suzuki Institute. Her teaching methodology draws from a Suzuki background and extensive professional training as a violinist for an established style that reinforces exploration and play, trust and character, and solid postures for beginning and advanced students alike.
Raised in the Philadelphia area, Lillihas recently returned from Oberlin, Ohio with her husband and baby boy. She enjoys running and Klezmer music.