Heather Bond, Suzuki violin – Heather began playing violin at age 3 with Lisa Barca-Hall in New Haven, Connecticut. As a Suzuki child, she played with the Vermont Youth Orchestra and studied with Evelyn Read of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. Heather was a founding member of the West Hartford Symphony with her husband. With a Masters in Psychology, Heather has managed a children’s shelter and also run several youth social service and literacy programs for young children. Now, as a mother of five, she understands the challenge of a Suzuki parent! Heather has recently completed Suzuki training with Carol Sykes of the New England Conservatory of Music.