Mircea (Buni) Ionescu, teaches Suzuki strings along with private lessons in violin, viola, cello, and piano at the Arts Center. He is a graduate of Roosevelt University in Chicago, studied under Yuko Mori and Cyrus Forough. He received his Suzuki training under Timothy Durbin at the University of Louisville.
Mircea has been a Suzuki instructor for over a decade on the violin, viola, cello and piano. His first teaching experience was at age seventeen under his father as an assistant conductor to the mandolin orchestra at church; It was during this time that he started arranging music. He started teaching privately during his college years at Roosevelt University in Chicago. He has also been with the Bella Artes Quartet for the past three years and now with the Louisville Philharmonia.
|Alongside teaching privately, Mircea has also taught private lessons, ran sectionals and conducted string orchestras at Raspberry Ridge Music Camp, has conducted youth choirs and has been a guest conductor at the Lauda Domini Choir Festival. He has taught Tae Kwan Do and Hapkido as a black belt instructor, and coached soccer at the high school level.
Mircea really enjoys seeing students grow into well-rounded and passionate adults, instilling in them a love for music, learning, character and excellence, having fun all at the same time!