Holly Thistle

220 C West St.
Winooski, VT 05404
hollyjthistle at gmail.com

 

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

Clayton Hamilton

52 Institute Rd
Burlington, VT 05408
mr.claytonhamilton@gmail.com
Master of Music in Saxophone Performance from New England Conservatory.  Studied under Ken Radnofsky, Dr. Chisato Eda Marling, and Demetrius Spaneas.  Experience with all saxophones in audition preparation and classical studies.

Joshua Thompson

jthompson885@gmail.com
518-332-1620

Joshua Thompson is currently on the faculty of Castleton University and University of Vermont as horn instructor. He also teaches applied conducting and conducts the wind ensemble at Castleton University. He completed graduate studies at the Hartt School and undergraduate studies at the College of Saint Rose. An active performer in the Northeastern United States, he is the 2011 winner of the Northeast Horn Workshop solo competition. Joshua has recorded with Johnny Vic and Naxos records, founded Gloversville Community Music, and started “Chamber Music at the Chamber”, a 2017 Saratoga Arts grant recipient.

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.

Gretchen Owens

24 Margaret St.
Essex, VT 05452
(802) 399-4366
gobluebird@gmail.com
All Levels – Oboe
BA in Music Performance, Syracuse University; studied with Phil MacArthur and Burt Lucarelli. 20 years of teaching and performing experience. Teaching out of home studio in Essex.

Sharon Waxman

196 Timothy Way
Williston, VT 05495
learnviolavt@gmail.com

Experience teaching viola and violin lessons, ages 6-adult. Group lessons offered on occasion. Studied music at Juilliard Pre-College, Interlochen Arts Festival, and Louisiana State University. More info available at learnviolavt.com

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.

 

Deb Smoller

Berlin, VT / Burlington, VT
802-793-9055
dmsmoller93@gmail.com
Facebook: smollersuzukipiano

Debra Smoller works with the Suzuki method that nurtures parents to nurture their child’s abilities, leading to a life-long love of music.  Ms. Smoller has 20+ years teaching experience.