Emma Wood, Viola

Education B.M. Brigham Young University M.M. Viola Performance, Louisiana State University Teaching/Performance Bio Born and raised in Idaho, Emma Wood has always had a love for music. While practicing as a child, her dad often asked her to “astonish him!”, a goal she is still happily striving to fulfill. Emma received her Bachelor of Music […]

Nikki Billiri

Education B.A. Psychology – University of Massachusetts Lowell M.S. Autism Studies – University of Massachusetts Lowell  BCBA, LABA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst)  Teaching/Performance Bio Nikki began studying violin at the age of 9 and has been performing for over 21 years.  She is currently a member of The New Hampshire Philharmonic […]

Kurt Villiard, Cello

Education B.M. in Music Education from the University of New Hampshire under the direction of Larry Veal.  Teaching/Performance Bio Currently a teacher at Manchester Central High School and several elementary schools in the district, Kurt finds teaching in Manchester, NH to be a great pleasure as he gets to feed the program that taught him.  […]

Muriel Orcutt

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Education Muriel was born in Bordeaux, France. She attended the Bordeaux Conservatoire de Musique and the Paris Ecole de Musique receiving a 1st Prize in Violin in both schools. She came to America to study under Raphael Hyllier from Julliard and received a Bachelor of Music degree from American University in Washington, D.C. She taught […]

Elliott Markow

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Teaching/Performance Bio Elliott Markow, violinist and violist, is a native of the Boston area. His first solo appearance, at age eleven, was with the Boston Pops. He received a Bachelor of Music degree from Boston University, which he attended on a full four-year merit scholarship. While still at the university, Mr. Markow became a member […]

Mark Latham

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Teaching Statement One of my greatest pleasures in life is to help anyone of any age to surpass their own expectations of themselves in some arena, and this comes about through a blend of passion, respect, fun, dedication, energy and love; and the belief that our potential is limitless. Education Mark was privileged to study […]

Harel Gietheim

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Education Mr. Gietheim is a native of Kibbutz Ruhama, Israel, and began his cello studies at the age of ten. He participated in many master classes with renowned cellists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Lynn Harrell, Janos Starker, and Aldo Parisot. In 1988, he won a major prize in a cello competition, which provided him with […]

Ethan Cheng

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Teaching Statement Guiding aspiring musicians of all ages to embrace the passion of creating music is one of the greatest gifts that any musician can pass along. My goal is to inspire, influence and develop this passion so that they may one day do the same. Education Ethan Cheng has studied with a variety of […]

Chris Cavanaugh

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Education B.A. in theology from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and an M.A. from Liberty University Mr. Cavanuagh received his Suzuki Training at Hartt Suzuki Institute and Capital Suzuki Institute; he also studied with John Fredrickson of American Conservatory. Teaching/Performance Bio As a singer/songwriter who plays guitar and violin, Mr. Cavanaugh performs over 100 solo […]

Heather Bond

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Education Masters in Psychology from Walden University, and recently completed Suzuki training through book 3 with Carol Sykes of the New England Conservatory of Music Teaching/Performance Bio Ms. Bond began playing violin at age 3 with Lisa Barca-Hall in New Haven, Connecticut. As a Suzuki child, she played with the Vermont Youth Orchestra and studied […]