Mr. Charles holds a bachelor’s degree in music from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and a master’s degree in Music from the University of New Mexico with double concentration in Viola Performance and Violin Pedagogy. During his earlier years, he enjoyed attending several music festivals in Brazil, where he had the opportunity to learn from great teachers such as Eric Rosenblith, Richard Young, Ori Kam, Paul Biss, Rainer Moog, Clara Takarabe, Renée Moore-Skerik, and Timothy Deighton. In the year 2008, he was one of the winners of the SESI/Fundarte orchestra solo competition for young musicians where he performed as a soloist with that same orchestra in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Charles Regauer has been teaching violin and viola since 2006 and completed the Long Term-Training for all Suzuki Books in violin with Susan Kempter. Also, he received teacher training in viola from Elizabeth Stuen Walker, Bill Preucil, and Sarah Montzka. He attended other teaching courses with Mimi Zweig, Barbara Barber, Winifred Crock, Nancy Jackson, Mark Mutter, Doris Preucil, Laurie Scott, Edward Kreitman, and Pat D’Ercole. He has worked as a teacher in Suzuki workshops in Brazil and Mexico, having fun learning and teaching, sometimes dressed as a T-Rex, playing scales, movie songs, Bach Minuets, leading the viola groups, or teaching master classes.
Currently, he works as a violin/viola teacher and administrator at the Centenary Suzuki. When he is not busy working, Charles Regauer likes to make coffee and try different coffee beans from the world, ride his bicycle, gardening, barbecuing, and reading.