Conductor, Violin and Viola
Donna Lim received her Suzuki teaching certificate from Dr. Shinichi Suzuki at the Talent Education Institute in Matsumoto, Japan. She is presently teaching at the Suzuki Music Studio of San Francisco. She directs the Northern California Suzuki Institute in San Francisco and is the Conductor of the Cadet and Senior Orchestras for Golden Gate Philharmonic.
Donna founded the Round Valley Strings and was its director for 17 years. Besides maintaining a violin/viola studio, she has taught kindergarten for 17 years and middle school orchestra for 8 years.
She is included in the Who’s Who Among American Women in 2010 and 2011 and in Who’s Who in America since 2012 and was honored by their Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017.
Other musical accomplishments include President of the Suzuki Music Association of California, Editor of the International Suzuki Journal, Teacher at the Dominican University Suzuki Program, co-founder and Director of a concert series – Music in Round Valley.
Ms. Lim has been a registered teacher trainer for the Suzuki Association of the Americas since 1985.
She is currently playing viola with the Symphony Parnassus and has played violin for the Mendocino Music Festival and Cal Performances. She also sung in the soprano section of the San Francisco Bach Choir.