Chris Stork

160 Holt Rd.
Plainfield, Vermont 05667
(802) 522-2606
chrisstork21@gmail.com

All levels Violin
All ages taught

A bit about myself:

Education:
1. Undergraduate degree in Violin McGill University
2. Honors Student Mannes School of Music in NYC
3. Centre d’Arts Orford
4. Domaine Forget International Music Festival

Teaching Experience:
1. 6 Years Private Studio – Violin Teacher
2. Montpelier Chamber Orchestra – Sectional Coach

I studied with the teaching assistant of Ivan Galamian, Miss Sally Thomas, for six years so my teaching method is solidly grounded in Galamian pedagogy. A method that encourages students with principles and guidelines, rather than rules and regulations. I also have experience with the RCM curriculum and teaching in the Suzuki Method.

Steven Klimowski

68 Wilkins Road PO Box 67
Fairfax, VT 05454-0067
802-849-6900

clarinet@together.net

Steven Klimowski spent seven years studying with the famous Leon Russianoff in NYC before joining the State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra where he spent three seasons. He has played with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, the Vermont Mozart Festival (15 yrs) and is the principal clarinetist with the Burlington Chamber Orchestra and the Opera Company of Middlebury. He is founder and director of the Vt. Contemporary Music Ensemble and a member of the cross-over group Frevo. He has been playing for Vermont students with the VSO Woodwind trio “Raising Cane” since the mid ’80s. He has taught clarinet at the University of Vermont since 1981 and taught saxophone at UVM for 25 years. He is also clarinet instructor at Middlebury College.

 

Katie Oprea

300 Birch Way
Bakersfield, VT 05441
802.933.2607
koboern@gmail.com
All levels
A native of St. Albans, Ms. Oprea studied oboe with her father and later joined the Vermont Youth Orchestra, where she performed as a youth soloist with the VYO and VSO. Her principal teachers included Neil Boyer at the University of Southern Maine, Mark Weiger at the University of Iowa and César Ognibene at the Conservatoire National de Région of Lyon, in France. While in Europe, she served as principal oboist with the Romanian State Opera of Timisoara and also appeared with the Timisoara Philharmonic, the Europa Symphony, and the Bolshoi Ballet. Katie is currently principal oboist with the Burlington Chamber Orchestra, Middlebury Opera Company, and is a member of Heliand Consort. She has performed in the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Burlington Ensemble, and the Vermont Mozart Festival. Ms. Oprea teaches oboe lessons in the Burlington area. Also offering oboe and English horn reeds for beginner through advanced players.

Paul Reynolds

24 Barclay Quarry Rd.
Graniteville, Vermont 05654
(802) 522-0738
pkr10@hotmail.com

wristrascal.com

All levels Viola & Violin
All ages taught

Paul Reynolds was recently appointed visiting assistant Professor at SUNY, Crane School of Music. He has a Masters degree from Rice University and a Bachelors degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music. His students have been accepted at America’s top conservatories as well as some of the best music festivals in the country. He is also the inventor of the patented Wrist Rascal teaching aid which helps to assist developing violinists with their left hand technique. He is a nurturing teacher that believes in developing a very strong foundation from the beginning and has two young daughters who are his pride and joy.