220 C West St.
Winooski, VT 05404
Holly Thistle is currently accepting students ages 5-adult. She was raised on the Suzuki Method and has registered Adult Teacher training through Volume 8. She has performed in various symphony orchestras for 35 years. Holly enjoys teaching young children, teens, and adults and enjoys preparing students for Auditions. She also performs Celtic style “fiddle” as a duo w/ guitar and in a Celtic Band, and teaches Celtic style. Holly has been teaching since 1986 in private studios as well as in group classes at private and in public schools.
Celtic Band Available for Hire- (Violin, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Bodhran, Vocals)
Free Lance Violinist- (Esp. Classical, Celtic, Rock), Musical Theater, Opera, and Recording Projects
160 Holt Rd.
Plainfield, Vermont 05667
All levels Violin
All ages taught
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
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.
68 Wilkins Road PO Box 67
Fairfax, VT 05454-0067
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.
300 Birch Way
Bakersfield, VT 05441
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.
24 Barclay Quarry Rd.
Graniteville, Vermont 05654
All levels Viola & Violin
All ages taught