Suzanne Derbecker has been a Kodaly music specialist from the beginning of her teaching career which started with the Waterloo Board of Education in Ontario and continued on with the Calgary Board of Education. She holds a Bachelor of Music from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Western Ontario. She also holds a graduate Fine Arts Diploma (Kodaly) and a Master of Music (School) both from the University of Calgary under the tutelage of Dr. Lois Choksy, a renowned teacher of the Kodaly philosophy of music education.
Suzanne has taught a Kodaly-based music program for students from Kindergarten to grade six, and has also directed numerous children's choirs and hand bell groups. She is currently teaching in the Early Childhood Kodaly Musicianship Program at the MRU Conservatory. Suzanne firmly believes that every child should have the opportunity to explore and to discover the world of music starting at a very young age.