Michele Venegas had taught Music Together® for several years in Michigan, Vancouver, B.C., and Florida before opening the Joyful Sounds Music Studio here in Grand Rapids. She was a Suzuki Violin instructor for many years, teaching hundreds of children through private and group lessons as well as fiddle workshops, including one at the internationally renowned Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. Although no longer teaching private violin, she continues to play and has great fun performing with the regional Celtic/World-Beat group An Dro. Michele did several units of Suzuki violin training at the University of Wisconsin, Steven’s Point. She received her Music Together training in Princeton, New Jersey with Music Together co-authors Kenneth Guilmartin and Lili Levinowitz, PhD. in August, 2000.