Keri Tomenko began studying the violin, Suzuki Method at age 3. She continued studying music through college and graduate school earning first a BA in Music, Washington Adventist University, Takoma Park, MD and then a MM in Violin Performance with an Emphasis in Suzuki Pedagogy from the University of Maryland. While in the specialized graduate program, Keri was a teacher and administrator of the University of Maryland’s Suzuki Violin Preparatory Program.
Keri has studied privately with Gerald Fischbach, James Stern, Ronda Cole, Evonne Baasch, Susan Cantrick and Virginia-Gene Rittenhouse. Teacher training mentors include Ronda Cole, John Kendall, Ed Kreitman, Carrie Reuning, Dorothy Jones and Sharon Jones. Keri has registered teacher training in Suzuki Volumes 1-10 as well as Practicum, Every Can Can, Suzuki Principles in Action, and Suzuki Early Childhood Education.
Keri has served on the teaching faculty of the Greater Washington Suzuki Institute and on the Suzuki Association of the Greater Washington Area Board of Directors 2008-2013 and as adjunct faculty at Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, MD. She has been a clinician for many schools and festivals. Keri is currently teaching at Spencerville Adventist Academy and maintains a private violin studio in Takoma Park and at her home in Clarksville.
The Keri Tomenko Music Studio frequently performs recitals, concerts, and participates in our Washington DC Suzuki Association festivals and institute. Some concert highlights include the Fourth of July Takoma Park Parade and a performance at the White House.