Roger Stieg received a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in Violin Performance from Michigan State University. Additionally, he received a Suzuki Teacher Training degree after two years of study in Matsumoto, Japan under Dr. Suzuki and is a certified Suzuki Teacher Trainer.
Part of Roger’s ministry has included performing in a string quartet in Japan on three different occasions while serving the churches and evangelizing at public performance venues. Roger has a unique perspective of teaching from Dr. Suzuki and also from teaching his own children and grandchildren.
Roger is a sought after master teacher and clinician as well as a teacher trainer at workshops and summer institutes throughout the year. He is regularly featured at the summer institutes held at Otterbein University, the Indiana Arts and Music Festival in Indianapolis and the Suzuki and Worship Camp in South Carolina.
Roger has retired from the Columbus Public Schools string orchestra program after 32 years of teaching and is currently teaching violin and viola at Ohio Christian University. He is also teaching at Suzuki Music Columbus and is a co-founder of the Youth Philharmonic of Central Ohio.
Roger enjoys teaching and spending time with his five grandchildren ages 8,5,5,4, and 3!