Artistic Director of STEW, Violin and Viola Teacher, Conductor of STEW Sr. Orchestra
Anita Buttemer holds a Master of Music in Suzuki Pedagogy from Ithaca College and a Bachelor of Music in Performance from the University of Toronto. She has taught Suzuki Method violin and viola since 1988, and has been a Suzuki parent since 1999.
Previously, Anita has taught at the North York Suzuki School of Music in Toronto, the Waldorf School of the Finger Lakes in Ithaca, New York, and the Suzuki String School of Guelph. Currently, Anita performs with the Waterloo Chamber Players, and is first violin of the Quinten Quartet. Additionally she works as a freelance musician in the Kitchener-Waterloo area.
Anita has appeared as a guest clinician for various Suzuki events in Canada, Europe, and the USA including the Suzuki Association of Ontario student day and as an adjudicator at Kiwanis Music Festivals. Anita has served as a board member of both the Suzuki Association of Ontario and the Southern Ontario Suzuki Institute. She is a founding teacher and artistic director at the Suzuki Talent Education of Waterloo.
Anita teaches out of her home in Waterloo, Ontario, where she lives with her husband Mike and three children, Trevor, Ian and Emily.