Ottawa Suzuki Strings

Est. 1966

About Our Staff

Dianne Borth 




Dianne Borth received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education in 1974, and her Masters of Arts in Education in 2007.  In 1969 and 1972, she toured Europe as a member of a madrigal troupe.  She taught elementary and secondary music education in Holcomb, Topeka, and Olathe, Kansas.  She is a certified Kindermusic Instructor and has received Suzuki piano teacher training.  She has taught piano privately for over twenty years and directed her church choir for ten years.  

Dianne has played piano and organ for numerous schools, church, and civic choirs, talent shows, etc.  From 1990 to 1994, she performed with the Olathe Junior Service League Jabberwock Players presenting children’s theater in the 23 elementary schools in Olathe.  She has written music for an original production that was presented in 1993.  She has also appeared in Theater in the Park and Lyric Opera Theater productions.  For the past thirteen summers, she has taught theory classes for the Ottawa Suzuki Institute Mid-SW. 

Currently, Dianne is teaching general music and choir at Madison Elementary School, Gardner, Kansas.  She is a member of the Kansas City Music Teacher’s Association, and serves on the board of the Kansas City Youth Symphony.

Dianne lives in Olathe, Kansas, with her husband Jim who has a private law practice.  Their 4 children are all alumni of the Ottawa Suzuki Strings.  Shane plays fiddle in “Flannagins Right Hook” and is a regular sub for the Kansas City Symphony.  He is on the artistic staff for Quixiotic Fusion, is a free lance musician, and teaches violin and viola.  Michaela teaches Suzuki violin in New York and Connecticut, Briana attends North Carolina School of the Arts, and Jessica attends the Cleveland Institute of Music.