In her teaching approach, Rebecca Carle strives to cater to each student’s personal learning style and needs. Having received teacher training from the Suzuki Association of the Americas, attended a variety of teaching sessions at professional conferences, and having learned viola as a student in a “traditional” method, Rebecca is comfortable in balancing approaches based on the best fit for each student. However, she believes strongly in the philosophy and teachings of Shinichi Suzuki, specifically in the belief that all students, regardless of age, previous training, or preconceptions of their own “musical talent”, can successfully learn to play the violin or viola.
B.A. Macalester College; M.L.A. University of Pennsylvania, 4.0 with Distinction
Ms. Carle has completed and registered Suzuki Association of the Americas teacher training courses in violin books 1, 2, and 3. She attended the Ohio State University String Teacher’s Workshop in July 2016, and pre conference sessions on teaching bowing and Body Mapping prior to American String Teacher’s Association Annual Conferences, in 2017 and 2013 respectively.
Ms. Carle is Principal Violist of the Nashua Chamber Orchestra and an active freelance violist. In addition to teaching viola, beginning violin, and early childhood classes at the Manchester Community Music School, she is the Orchestra Teacher at Bishop Guertin High School in Nashua, is String Program Director of the New Boston Central School PTA’s after school music lesson program, and maintains an active private studio in New Boston, NH. Ms. Carle is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and American String Teachers Association.