SVSV is a private violin and viola program offering Suzuki method lessons to children and adults. The program offers weekly private and group lessons, and also gives students a chance to perform at recitals throughout the year. Summer lessons are also available.

Students are encouraged to learn in a relaxed, nurturing environment, where lessons are both fun and productive.

Violin teacher Mary Bormann is a Suzuki-trained violinist who has been playing the violin since age 3, and teaching violin since 1996. Mrs. Bormann has attended teacher training courses with Geri Arnold, Linda Case, Susan Kempter, John Kendall, Ed Kreitman, Jeanne Luedke, Ed Sprunger, Bill Starr and Shigetosh Yamada, and is a member of The Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) and a member of The Suzuki Association of Northern California (SANC). Her teacher training is SAA registered.

Mrs. Bormann attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, graduating with a BA in History (her other favorite subject besides violin!) She and her husband David and dog Maddie live in San Jose, California.