Director, Violin Faculty
Edward Kreitman is the founder and Director of the Western Springs School of Talent Education. Mr. Kreitman received his undergraduate degree from Western Illinois University where he studied Suzuki Pedagogy with Doris Preucil and Almita Vamos. In 1986, he studied with Dr. Suzuki at the Talent Education Summer School in Matsumoto, Japan.
Mr. Kreitman is known throughout the world as a guest clinician at Suzuki institutes and workshops and is a registered Teacher Trainer of the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Mr. Kreitman is the author of Teaching from the Balance Point - A Guide for Suzuki Parents, Teachers, and Students and Teaching with an Open Heart - A Guide for Developing Conscious Musicianship (click here to view ordering information).
Mr. Kreitman has served the Suzuki Association of the Americas in many capacities including a member of the Board of Directors, Violin Committee, and Coordinator for several Suzuki Method Teachers Conferences. Recently, Mr. Kreitman served on the SAA team that developed the Every Child Can! course. In 2008 Mr. Kreitman was honored to be presented with the Suzuki Chair Award at the American Suzuki Institute in Stevens Point, WI. In March 2011, he was awarded the Suzuki Association of the America’s Certificate of Achievement, an award given to teachers that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to excellence in their teaching. Edward Kreitman is the recipient of the 2019 IL ASTA Studio Teacher of the Year Award.