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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.