Dr. Rafael Videira holds degrees from the University of Oregon (Eugene, OR), the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM), and Sao Paulo State University (Brazil). His professional musical experience ranges from teaching private and group lessons to Suzuki students to touring, performing and recording under the direction of conductors such as Kurt Masur and Helmuth Rilling. Dr. Videira’s articles, method books and edited music have been published by the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA), the Yost Family Trust, and the Alto & Treble Publications.
He has been a string educator for over a decade and is passionate about teaching the next generations about the importance
of music and the joys that it brings to each person’s life. Dr. Videira has conducted many Student-level and Community Orchestras in the Southwest and Pacific Northwest before moving to Connecticut, where he teaches at the Suzuki Music Schools of Westport & Orange and conducts the Norwalk Youth Symphony’s Junior Strings.
He believes that every young musician is capable of reaching a high level of proficiency in music and aims to push his students to achieve their best performances through hard-work and fun while playing music with their friends.