Hi! My name is Donald Hite. I am an active musician and music educator in the Southeast Houston area. In addition to my private suzuki studio, I teach woodwinds and strings for students in various school districts. I have also worked as a classroom teacher, teacher band and orchestra in Houston ISD and band in Clear Creek ISD.
I hold a B.S. in Sociology/Anthropology from the University of Houston Clear Lake (2005). In addition to social sciences, I studied clarinet and strings extensively in college.
I hold a Texas Educator's Certificate in Music and Early Childhood through 6th Grade Generalist, and I am certified in Suzuki Units 1-7 for Violin and 1-4 for Viola. I am an active member and registered Suzuki teacher with the Suzuki Association of the Americas and the Southeast Texas Suzuki Association. You can view my up-to-date Suzuki training transcript here.
I am very passionate about teaching music to children because I know the benefits it will hold for them in the present and the future. In addition to being fun and challenging, studying music helps children learn important values like patience, discipline, perseverance, and appreciation of beauty (just to name a few).