Elizabeth (Betsy) Stuen-Walker is a Suzuki Viola Teacher Trainer. She maintains a studio in Bellingham, Washington, where she teaches viola, violin, serves as a church choir director, and is a member of the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra.
She received a BM from the Eastman School of Music and a MM from Yale University School of Music. Following her graduate studies, she taught at the Preucil School of Music and Cornell College in Iowa and played in the Tri-Cities and Cedar Rapids Symphonies prior to returning to her native state of Washington in 1984.
Ms. Stuen-Walker is an active Suzuki viola and violin clinician throughout the world. She has taken her Premier Viola Ensemble to Ireland, Australia, Canada, Scandinavia, Japan and Germany. In 2001 she lectured at the ESTA conference in Goteborg, Sweden. She taught at the 14th World Suzuki Convention in Turin, Italy in April, 2006, and at the 15th World Suzuki Convention in Melbourne, Australia in April, 2009.
She just completed a 3 year term on the Suzuki Association of the Americas Board of Directors, where she served as secretary. She has also served on the Suzuki Association of Washington State Board of Directors, and is a former SAA Journal Viola Column Editor.
Ms. Stuen-Walker has 3 volumes of viola ensembles entitled “Violas in Concert; a book “Treble Clef for Violists”; 2 viola volumes of Suzuki duets; and most recently 2 volumes of Christmas Carols for viola ensembles published. In addition, Ms. Stuen-Walker wrote a commissioned viola ensemble piece, “Kentucky Suite Unbridled”.