amandaAmanda Tew began studying violin at the age of four. She enjoyed her Suzuki violin experience and loved playing and touring with the San Diego Civic Youth Orchestra.

She studied violin performance at Brigham Young University and completed her Bachelor of Arts in Music and Master of Arts in Music, including classes in music education, violin pedagogy, and early childhood music instruction. While in school, she taught in the music teacher training program at Brigham Young University and taught orchestra in the Provo Elementary School district.

Amanda is a certified Suzuki teacher and has completed Suzuki training with Judy Bossuat-Gallic, Linda Fiore, Ronda Cole, and Ann Montzka-Smelser in Utah, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

In addition to running her private Suzuki studio, she teaches strings at Lake Michigan College in southwest Michigan and is an active member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and the American String Teachers Association.

Amanda and her husband have three children.