Degrees and Certifications:
University of Arizona, PhD, Music Education, In Progress Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Master of Music in Performance, 2013 University of Arizona, Bachelor of Music in Performance, 2005
Ms. Suzie Bjork
Welcome! I am proud to be teaching here at La Cima. I teach band, orchestra, and computers. Originally from northern Illinois, I first came to Tucson to complete my Bachelor’s degree at the University of Arizona. After several years of performing, learning, and teaching in the Midwest, I’ve recently returned to Tucson.
Defining Moment in Education
While I was performing around the suburbs of Chicago, I had an opportunity to work with younger students for a clinic. This made me realize that I wanted to pursue a Master’s degree to have the opportunity to teach. While completing my Master’s I was a Graduate Teaching Assistant and really enjoyed teaching fundamentals of music, further motivating me to continue teaching.
Core Educational Belief
Everyone is able and capable of learning when provided the right tools and opportunities. As such, everyone is also capable of learning and playing music. Music allows students to share a passion for learning, playing, and creating music together.