Violin Masterclasses with Terry Durbin
Saturday, May 27, 2017

Sign up for a violin lesson with Terry Durbin, Suzuki Violin Teacher Extraordinaire!

  • Masterclasses are open to the public
  • Suitable for violinists of all ages and levels, Suzuki and beyond
  • All violinists welcome — masterclasses are not limited to Phest participants. Observers welcome too!
  • Lessons are 15 min ($25) or 30 min ($50).

About Terry Durbin

Dr. Timothy (Terry) Durbin’s unique brand of teaching excellence makes him one of the most sought-after clinicians/conductors in the country. With infectious enthusiasm and inspired musicianship, he brings smiles and laughter to students throughout the United States and around the world. His dynamic teaching career includes over 700 workshops and institutes! His performance and teaching career stretches across the United States and Canada into Bermuda, Germany, Italy, China, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore, and he has recorded two CDs, including the complete chamber music of Marcel Dupre for the Naxos label. Terry Durbin is also an accomplished composer and notable arranger.

Dr. Durbin holds a DMA in orchestral conducting from Claremont Graduate University in Los Angeles, California, a Masters in violin performance from the University of Illinois, an undergraduate degree in violin performance from the University of Alabama, and is currently the director of the Suzuki String Program at the University of Louisville. He is a registered teacher trainer with the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

Terry lives with his wife, Sandy, on 75 acres north of Lexington, Kentucky. They have three children and two grandchildren. He believes in the magic of music’s power to enrich our lives.

Getting here

The Alexander Building is located on the campus of Eastern Michigan University at the corner of Lowell and E. Circle Streets.


Free parking is available in the guest lot directly in front of the building. Because of construction you need to enter through the Sill lot. Do NOT follow the detour signs for E. Circle; just continue down Lowell and the Sill lot will be on your right. Here is a map you can download.