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 Santa Rosa 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 has been honored to be in the Who’s Who among America’s Teachers in 1991 and 1994; the Who’s Who of American Women 2010, 2011 and in the Who’s Who in America 2012-2017.
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.