Rebecca Lile Paluzzi is Professor of Flute and director of the Suzuki Studies Program at East Tennessee State University. She is a registered Teacher-Trainer with the Suzuki Association of the Americas and the European Suzuki Association and has taught courses for Suzuki teachers and students in Australia, Brazil, Canada,

Ecuador, Finland, Germany, Japan, Korea, and New Zealand and has served as SAA Flute Representative to the International Suzuki Association.


Mrs. Paluzzi holds a BM in Multiple Woodwind Performance, a MM in Flute Performance, and a Diploma in Suzuki Pedagogy from the Talent Education Research Institute School of Music in Matsumoto, Japan, where she was a student of Toshio Takahashi and was the first foreign graduate from the Suzuki Flute Pedagogy program.


Mrs. Paluzzi has been a featured presenter at the Australian Flute Convention in Canberra as well as at National Flute Association Conventions in Phoenix, Orlando, New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Dallas, and Albuquerque and served on the NFA Pedagogy Committee. Her students have performed at NFA conventions in Boston, Las Vegas, Nashville, and Pittsburgh. She has also presented at state, and regional MENC conventions and was a member of the Pedagogy Saturday panel at the MTNA National Conference in Los Angeles in March 1999. Her private students and chamber ensembles have been state winners in the MTNA Solo and Chamber competitions.


In July of 2007, Mrs. Paluzzi released a CD entitled Forty Little Pieces which she recorded with her teacher, Louis Moyse who arranged the collection.


An active performer, Mrs. Paluzzi is principal flutist in the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra, and is also a member of the Symphony of the Mountains. She has presented solo recitals in Australia, Brazil, Florida, Kentucky, Georgia, Utah, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Tennessee and is a founding member of Meadowlark Chamber Trio.  She was featured as a soloist with the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra during the 1999-2000 season having made previous solo appearances in 1983 and 1988.


Mrs. Paluzzi enjoys biking, kayaking, and hiking with her dogs, Gracey and Apex.



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