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CSA Faculty BickelJulie Bickel, MM, BS, BA

Suzuki Violin/Vivaldi Strings
On faculty since 1999


  • MM and Performers' Certificate, Northern Illinois University
  • BS, Notre Dame University
  • BA, Notre Dame University

Professional Memberships

  • Suzuki Association of Americas

About Julie Bickel


CSA Faculty LindquistSarah Lindquist, BME

Suzuki Violin/Viola, Con Fuoco, Chamber
On faculty since 2002


  • BME, Wheaton College Conservatory of Music

Professional Memberships

  • Suzuki Association of Americas

About Sarah Lindquist


CSA Faculty PuntuzsEmily Puntuzs, MM, BM

Suzuki Viola/Violin, Handbells
On faculty since 1998


  • MM, Northwestern University
  • BM, Oberlin Conservatory

Professional Memberships

  • Suzuki Association of Americas
  • Early Childhood Music and Movement Association
  • American Viola Society
  • Handbell Musicians of America

About Emily Puntuzs 

Emily teaches Suzuki viola and violin at the Community School of the Arts. She has served as the Suzuki Strings Coordinator since 2004, and as CODA Violin Administrator since 2015. 

Emily has studied with Peter Slowik and Jeffrey Irvine, along with many other fine teachers and Suzuki teacher trainers. She was the viola coordinator for the 2010 SAA Conference, and has been a clinician at ISU Viola Day.

Emily lives in Wheaton with her husband and two daughters. 

"I love the long-term relationships that I am able to develop with my students as I work with them from age 4 or 5 until they graduate from high school. It is a blessing to see them grow both as musicians and as young men and women.  Music lessons not only give students the ability to play an instrument beautifully, but also help them develop in so many other areas:  focus, discipline, responsibility, confidence, teamwork, creativity, and self-expression."