MEREDITH VAUGHAN began her violin studies at St. Joseph's School of Music at age 5. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from the University of Minnesota. While attending Vanderbilt and the U of M, Vaughan completed long-term Suzuki teacher training in Every Child Can! and books 1-4 with Carol Smith, and long-term training covering books 1-10 with Mark Bjork. She has also completed Stage 1, 2, and 3 of Suzuki Early Childhood Education training with Sharon Jones at the American Suzuki Institute. In addition to her teaching, Vaughan performs actively in a variety of chamber ensembles throughout the Twin Cities. She is currently serving as Volunteer Coordinator for the Suzuki Association of Minnesota’s (SAM) statewide Graduation program and previously served as Secretary on the SAM board of directors for four years.