My Work

Sujoy knows the value of music within a family. Her mother played  recorder, handbells, violin and piano. Her father sang and played the  cello. Three of her 4 grandparents played piano and organ and sang. Her  parents and teachers spent the necessary time developing her practice  and performance habits. While still young, Sujoy toured and performed  with youth orchestras on both violin and viola, with performances in  Canada, England, Scotland, Wales, Belgium, and Holland. She played viola  in GBYSO (Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra), performing in  Carnegie Hall, Jordan Hall, and Sanders Theatre.

Sujoy received her Bachelor’s Degree of Music and Education from  Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York and her Master’s Degree in  Education Leadership from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff,  Arizona. She did extensive graduate work in music therapy at the  University of Kansas in Lawrence.

Sujoy taught music in public and private schools for almost forty  years and she has been teaching her own private music students since the  age of 17. Until recently, she spent 10 years of frequent weekends as a  volunteer doing music therapy in various orphanages in Sonora, Mexico.  Sujoy has been a performing member of adult orchestras in Massachusetts,  New York, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arizona. Her adult international  experience includes playing violin in Argentina, Japan, Portugal and  Spain, and viola in China.

Currently retired, she performs with three different Phoenix-area  adult symphonies and is the president of the Board for Women’s Orchestra  of Arizona.


I am forever grateful for the musical relationships I have had in  my life; too many to list here. Robert Narducci, my junior high and  senior high performing arts teacher, was the first to get me on stage  and I loved it and have never left the stage. Dr. Kenneth Sarch, my most  memorable private music teacher, taught me viola and so much more. He  tapped into the confidence hidden inside me and pulled it out, for which  I am forever grateful. Dr. Thurston Dox of Hartwick College encouraged  me by placing me into performing groups that I believed were above my  abilities and proved me wrong each time. The credit for my teaching  style goes to my role model Grace Nash, the American Orff expert: teach  eclectically, yet stay true to the sources. Most importantly, focus on  each student, one at a time, and find their unique interests and  abilities. Enormous and sincere thanks to my husband Richard, my  constant companion and helpmate, who continues to encourage me every  step of the way.