Betty Haag-Kuhnke received her Bachelor of Music and Master
of Music degrees from Indiana University, where she was the
recipient of the Goodbody Fellowship and the coveted Performers
Upon graduation, she concertized as a soloist under the auspices
of the Federated Music Clubs while playing professionally
with the Atlanta Symphony.
Mrs. Haag-Kuhnke first introduced her unique method to the
Arlington Heights, Illinois, public schools before founding
her own school of performing arts over thirty years ago. She
has worked directly with Shinichi Suzuki in Matsumoto, Japan
and has taught pedagogy at Stanford University, De Paul University,
and Northwestern University. Her workshop demonstrations have
been presented in Germany, China, Portugal, Australia, and
throughout the United States.
Mrs. Haag-Kuhnke has presented her students in concerts from
Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the White House, as
well as Asia, Russia, Europe, Kazakhstan, and remote areas
of the earth where few Americans have ventured.
She was the recipient of the John F. Kennedy Center Award
for Programs for Children and Youth and has been honored by
having her students appear at the 37th Annual Kennedy Center
Achievement Awards presentation.
Her name was selected to appear in the 1974 International
Biographical Sketch of Who's Who in Music, the 1988 Who's
Who in Music, the 1989 Who's Who in American Executives, the
1993 International Woman of the Year, and the 1994 Illinois
String Teachers Association Outstanding Studio Teacher of
the Year Award.
Mrs. Haag-Kuhnke has been recognized for several consecutive
years as Who's Who Among American Teachers by the National
Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts.
She is currently Director of the Betty Haag Academy in Arlington