MiPAC Teachers • Claudia Ferguson

image-1Claudia Ferguson is a violinist and music teacher. She currently performs with the Mozart Festival Orchestra, the UIW Orchestra, and the Tuesday Music Club Orchestra in San Antonio, Texas, as well as playing chamber music and weddings. Claudia runs her own music school, the San Antonio Suzuki School, where she teaches Suzuki violin and viola lessons, group classes, string orchestra, and music theory classes. She has a studio of 35 students, from ages 2 to adult.

image-2Claudia studied Music Theory at Indiana University, where she had a full scholarship and teaching assistantship. She taught written theory and aural skills as an associate instructor. She also did a minor in music librarianship and choral conducting. Claudia studied violin performance at Ithaca College, where she was a violin student of Linda Case an orchestral student of Pamela Gearhart. She performed in the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, the Binghamton Tri-Cities Opera Orchestra, and other chamber groups in the upstate New York Area.

imageClaudia holds a current K-12 music teacher credential, and taught music in the public school for 12 years. She has taught elementary music, beginning strings, middle and high school orchestra, and middle school choir. She also has general ed and ESL classroom credentials and teaching experience.

Claudia was a student at the New York State Music Camp from the ages of 10-17 (where she was once voted most likely to succeed and messiest room in the same year), and was a counselor in training.  She was a counselor for 2 years at the Encore camp in PA. Claudia played in the New York Youth Orchestra, the North Carolina School of the Arts summer orchestra tour to Europe, the National Youth Orchestra, and the Disney All American College Orchestra.

Claudia lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband and two daughters. They love swimming, reading, playing music, and watching movies together.