Ramona Stirling has been the director of the Intermountain Suzuki String Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah, for twenty three years. She has been teaching the Suzuki violin method for 30 years. Mrs. Stirling maintains a violin studio of 40 students. Ramona Stirling and Deborah Moench are co-directors of the Rocky Mountain Strings, an advanced violin performing group that has toured Europe twice and recently returned from Argentina. The group performed at the SAA International Teacher Convention in 1998 and 2006. Her other great loves besides the violin are downhill skiing, hiking, traveling, and knitting. She is the Suzuki mother of four grown children. She has a degree in Humanities from Brigham Young University. From 1980-83 she had three years of long term Suzuki training with Hiroko Primrose, and has taken many short term courses over the last 30 years.