Faculty Bio
Pat Kuenning

Pat Kuenning is a Southern California string teacher and cellist residing in Claremont, California.  She specializes in teaching young children and is strongly influenced by the pedagogies of Carl Orff, Paul Rolland, and Shinichi Suzuki. Her teaching method is based on attention to developing a secure musical foundation combined with a natural, relaxed, and joyful approach to string playing.

Ms. Kueninng holds a B.F.A. in Cello Performance and a California Teaching Credential (Kindergarten - Community College) in Music Education. She is currently Music Coordinator, String Specialist, and String Orchestra Co-conductor of the Elementary Instrumental Music Program for Claremont Unified School District. Her international experiences have taken her to England, Germany, Austria, and New Zealand and included coaching youth orchestras, teaching string classes, and participating in music workshops as both a presenter and participant.