Karen Ruckman Lindsay, Piano, Suzuki Piano

Karen Ruckman Lindsay, Piano, Suzuki Piano

Teaching Statement:

I love teaching both traditional and Suzuki piano.  I incorporate the values of the Suzuki method in all my teaching.  I studied both methods growing up: traditional piano and Suzuki violin. They helped me succeed in many ways, both academically and musically. I look forward to teaching my students the benefits of both methods!


Mrs. Lindsay earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance from Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, in Appleton, WI in 1997. She earned a Performance Diploma in Piano from the Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA in 2000.

Teaching/Performance Bio:

Mrs. Lindsay is very pleased to be joining the talented faculty at the Manchester Community Music School as a traditional and Suzuki Piano Teacher. She will be teaching both private lessons and group classes. She has more than ten years of teaching experience, and she is certified through Unit 4 in the Suzuki Piano Method.

Mrs. Lindsay previously taught at the Braintree After School Conservatory in Braintree, MA. Prior to that, she taught at the South Shore Conservatory in Hingham and Duxbury, MA, where she completed her Suzuki Piano teacher training through Book 4.

Mrs. Lindsay attended many summer music festivals in high school and college including: Brevard Music Festival, North Carolina, Interlochen Music Festival, Michigan, Tangle-wood Music Festival, in Lenox, MA, and Rocky Ridge Music Festival Boulder, Colorado. She also attended the International Piano Festival in Paris, France.

She grew up performing with her siblings in the Ruckman Quartet. As a group, they performed in several Washington, D.C. venues including: the British Embassy, the White House and many concerts with the Children’s Chorus of Washington. She was a member of the Quincy Symphony Orchestra in Quinzy, MA. In addition the piano, Mrs. Lindsay also plays the violin. She will be joining the New Hampshire Philharmonic, as a violinist, for their Spring Concerts in 2018.