Robin Johnson created Music Made Easier because she believes beautiful music should be accessible to children and adults alike. For over 20 years, she has continually created many teaching aids and creative systems to “make music easier.”
Robin was raised in Boise, Idaho and began her formal music instruction in 4th grade orchestra. She took private music lessons on violin and piano through high school, and was part of public school orchestras. She was self-taught on the organ, and played for her local congregation during her high school years. She continued private violin lessons in college at Brigham Young University, and was a member of the BYU Symphony Orchestra.
She graduated from Brigham Young University in 1982 with a BA in Human Resource Development, and in 1984 with an MBA, emphasizing Organizational Behavior.
Robin began violin lessons anew in 1992 with a Suzuki teacher in the Los Angeles area, and took Suzuki Teacher Training through various summer Institutes and international conferences. She has been actively involved in the Suzuki program in the Los Angeles area since 1992, as a parent, teacher, and Co-Director of a local Suzuki group. She also took Teacher Training in Kaleidoscopes, a new method of teaching violin to young children. She has received training in Kodaly and Music Mind Games, additional systems of teaching music theory to young children.
Robin understands “both sides of the street” as a parent and as a teacher in dealing with children and music lessons – the challenges, the triumphs, the tears, and the joys.