Lora Staples began learning the violin in 5th grade in public school through the traditional system. This system combines reading notes and violin techniques for beginners. Four years later, Lora heard about the Suzuki method and regretted that she hadn't learned the violin using this method. However, this motivated her to practice more to reach the level of and compete with children who had learned through the Suzuki method.
Although music was a challenge to Lora, her father always supported her and told her that if she truly wanted something, she would be willing to work for it. Lora diligently followed this advice, bringing her violin everywhere so that she wouldn't miss an opportunity to practice. She continued her hard work until she received her Master's Degree in violin performance.
Lora was able to achieve her dreams of full-ride scholarships, membership to a professional orchestra as principal second violin, and solos with various orchestras.
Lora received an opportunity to teach another violinist's studio of students. She had to learn the Suzuki approach to teach her new students and became convinced that it is the most effective and advantageous way for beginners to learn music.
The most important advice that Lora learned throughout the years and wants to share with students is that success only comes when you believe in yourself.