Deborah Moench began teaching the violin when she was in the fifth grade, one year after beginning lessons! This began a love of sharing music with children that has never ceased. In 1978 Hiroko Primrose introduced Debbie to the Suzuki Method of teaching violin. This was a great gift to Debbie and all her subsequent students. Currently Debbie maintains a large violin studio in Salt Lake city. She is co-director with Ramona Stirling of Rocky Mountain Strings, a performance group for their advanced students. Debbie is a past president of the Suzuki Association of Utah and the coordinator of the 2012 Suzuki Association of the Americas Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.