In the world of Martha Yasuda, passion, quality, perseverance and hard work all go hand in hand. Residing in Atlanta, GA, where she is a Suzuki violin teacher and arranger, she has written close to 70 different books, including 3 Mozart violin concerti. She also has 26 books that are licensed by the International Suzuki Association.
A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Martha began arranging music in 2002, sharing many of her arrangements with students of all different levels of advancement in her private studio. She feels privileged to have Forewords written by Suzuki pioneers, William Starr and William Preucil, Sr. (violin and viola, respectively) and principal cellist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Christopher Rex.
When not teaching or arranging music, Martha enjoys being a grandmother to Israel and Asher and Reina and Elijah and spending time with her miniature schnauzer, April May. In 2015, she will be celebrating 34 years of marriage to her husband, Ken, one of her biggest fans and supporters!