Scott Slapin

7 Valley View Dr.
Milton, VT 05468

violaduo@gmail.com

http://www.violaduo.com

Scott Slapin’s viola playing has received critical acclaim in Fanfare, Stad, the American Record Guide, Mundo Clasico, and Musical Opinion, and his popular recital compositions have been performed by hundreds of viola players throughout the world.  Many of his compositions can be heard on ten albums by the Slapin-Solomon Viola Duo, the Wistaria String Quartet, the Penn State Viola Ensemble, Viola Around the World, and the American Viola Quartet.  Scott is a featured soloist on dozens of premiere recordings and the first person to have recorded the complete set of J.S. Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas on viola; he can also be heard playing solo Bach, Paganini, and some of his own compositions on various soundtracks for film and TV.  Scott and his wife, violist Tanya Solomon, performed together as the award-winning Slapin-Solomon Viola Duo for more than twenty years.  At eighteen Scott was one of the youngest graduates of the Manhattan School of Music in New York City.  He teaches viola, violin, and composition privately online and has reached students on five continents via Skype.  For more information, visit scottslapin.com and violaduo.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanya Solomon

7 Valley View Dr.
Milton, VT 05468

violaduo@gmail.com

http://www.violaduo.com

A native of Geneva, Switzerland, violist Tanya Solomon holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Northwestern University.  A finalist in the International William Primrose Competition, Tanya has performed extensively in ensembles and music festivals throughout the United States and Europe, given many recitals, and soloed with orchestras performing such lyrical 20th Century repertoire as Hindemith’s Trauermusik and Vaughan-Williams’ Flos Campi.  She can be heard playing all six Bach Cello Suites as part of the first complete all-viola recording ever made of J.S. Bach’s Unaccompanied Sonatas, Partitas, and Suites (BWV 1001-1013), released in 2009 on the Eroica Classical Recordings label.  Tanya has been a member of many orchestras including the Louisville Orchestra, the Philadelphia Virtuosi, The Sao Paulo Symphony in Brazil, and the Louisiana Philharmonic in New Orleans.  She taught at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she was principal violist with the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera.  As duo recitalists, Tanya and her husband, violist Scott Slapin, have been featured performers at several International Viola Congresses/Festivals, and they won Best Chamber Music Performance in 2008 at the Big Easy Entertainment Awards in New Orleans.  They have made many recordings, and their debut CD Sketches from the New World: American Viola Duos in the 21st Century was hailed as “absolutely brilliant” in Strad Magazine.  Tanya teaches viola/violin online, at Amherst College, and locally in the Burlington area.  More info at www.tanyasolomon.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pam Reit

199 Piette Rd.
Hinesburg, VT 05461

pamreit@gmavt.net

802-483-2163

http://www.vermontsuzukiviolins.com

Pam has been teaching Suzuki Violin for over 30 years.  She is the Director of Vermont Suzuki Violins and of the Green Mountain Suzuki Institute.  She has her Bachelor of Music from Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and her Masters of Music from Rice University in Houston.  She grew up as a member of the Vermont Youth Orchestra and has taught hundreds of students who also become members of the VYOA.  Pam and her husband Ira Morris also run a wonderful chamber music program for advanced students.

Joanna Alpizar

179 Elmwood Avenue Unit 4
Burlington, VT 05401

562-237-2987

violinvelazquez@gmail.com

– BM Violin Performance & Music Education from Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU Long Beach
– Former Concertmaster of Southern California Philharmonic
– Author of KinderViolin (method book for preschool age beginning violinists)
– Former member of Two-Time Grammy Award Winning Mariachi Divas

Emma Back

236 N Willard St. Apt. 2
Burlington, VT 05401

(802) 792-5586

breathandbowstudio@gmail.com

http://breathandbow.com

Emma Back teaches Voice and Suzuki Violin with an emphasis on developing kinesthetic awareness and deep listening practices so that students can develop their technique, repertoire, self-expression, and performance ability with joy, confidence, and ease.  Emma has a background in Classical Voice and Violin, Eastern-European Fiddle, Jazz, Composition, Avant-Garde improvisation and the Alexander Technique.  She holds a B. A. in music from Naropa University, has been teaching privately for 10 years and is a former Waldorf Music Teacher.

 

 

 

 

 

Johanna Taylor

16 Packard Road
Jericho, VT 05465

(802) 760-8244

johanna.taylor@gmail.com

Johanna Taylor is currently accepting students ages 6-adult and is based in Burlington, VT.  She has a B.M. in Violin with an emphasis in Pedagogy.  Her senior recital was a combination of violin and viola and she has studied cello as well.  She is Suzuki certified through book 4, though combines a mix of traditional and Suzuki methods in her teaching based upon the needs of individual students and her 10+ years of experience.  Johanna taught three levels of orchestras and many private lessons for four years in Germany and is excited to be back in Vermont where she grew up playing violin in the VYOA.  She currently plays in the Burlington Civic Symphony Orchestra.

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

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.

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