About Us

STAHR - Suzuki Teachers Association Of Hampton Roads

STAHR's mission is to help foster a community of support for the teachers and families who study the Suzuki Method in the southeastern region of Virginia.

Through the efforts of local teachers and with the support of parents, events are planned throughout the year to give students opportunities to perform together, develop relationships and share their music with the community.


What began as a twinkle in the private studio of Norfolk-based Suzuki violin teacher Anne Bugg, grew into an organization that offers a variety of events. Students can be seen on main stages, in lobbies of major performance halls, playing for area arts festivals, charitable organizations, and nursing homes.


STAHR's Annual Suzuki Workshop has run continually since the late 1980's. With 501(c)(3) non-profit status acquired in 2003, the organization expanded its projects as well as expanding the annual workshop which now includes cello, fiddle, and chamber music.


International tours are open to all STAHR members and their families. Violinists,violists, and cellists at the book 2 level and above are eligible. Family and friends are invited to travel with groups.

Past trips include:

  • June 2004- Venice, Rome and Florence, ITALY
  • August 2008- Edinburgh, SCOTLAND and London, ENGLAND in collaboration with the Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia
  • June 2012- Venice, Rome and Florence, ITALY
  • June 2014- Cusco, Arequipa and Lima, PERU