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Caroline T.
Enid, Oklahoma
I am an experienced teacher of 16 years! I thrive on finding each student's specific learning style and cultivating a positive and productive learning experience within that. I apply consistent and focused energy in getting my students to strive for their best, and I aim to inspire them to respond in turn with the same focused and accurate effort. I believe that every person can be taught, that parental involvement is crucial in the development of musicians from a young age through the high school years, and that music education must not only train and strengthen the fingers of a student to be agile on an instrument, but must ultimately train the ear, the mind, the body, and strengthen the person. My mission is to educate and enable well-rounded, excellent musicians that will be able to use their gifts and talents in a productive and fulfilling manner.  I am committed to offering full musical instruction of the highest quality to students of any age in order to enrich the local community and the musical community at large.
About Caroline T.

Dr. Caroline holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the Manhattan School of Music, Master of Music degree from Mannes College of Music in violin performance, and Bachelor of Music degree from East Carolina University in violin performance and piano performance. Caroline has cultivated a private studio for 16 years and also has served on the faculty of the ECU Summer Chamber Music Institute in Greenville, NC, Suzuki on the Island, Manhattan School of Music Summer Camp, and the Distance Learning program at MSM.  Awarded first place in the 2012 Collegiate String Division at the National Music Teachers National Association competition in New York City, Caroline has performed throughout the United States and Europe as a soloist, orchestral musician, and chamber musician. Caroline won the East Carolina University concerto competition in her freshman year; in her junior year, she won both the Durham Symphony Orchestra and Raleigh Symphony Orchestra concerto competitions. Caroline was selected as a finalist to compete in the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Competition in Houston, Texas and in 2015, she won the Manhattan School of Music Classical Concerto Competition. Caroline was also the first place winner in the 2014 Duxbury Music Festival Solo Competition, and recently, as a soloist, she performed Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with Maestro Nicholas Palmer and the EUS orchestra in Hingham, Massachusetts.  An avid chamber musician, Caroline has performed in venues around North America, including Merkin Concert Hall in New York City. She was selected to perform in the East Carolina University Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival: Next Generation Series several times, giving her the opportunity to perform with such artists as Hagai Shaham, Michael Kannen, and Robert McDonald.  She was chosen to perform Lowell Liebermann’s Chamber Concerto for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet alongside Lucie Robert and Pavlina Dokovska on a recital honoring Dr. Liebermann. Caroline also performed Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet with Jeffrey Cohen, Lucie Robert, Laurent Verney, and Philippe Muller in Tignes, France.

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Teaching since 2004

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Doctorate of Musical Arts in Violin Performance

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Teaches ages 4+

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Caroline T.
Enid, Oklahoma
I am an experienced teacher of 16 years! I thrive on finding each student's specific learning style and cultivating a positive and productive learning experience within that. I apply consistent and focused energy in getting my students to strive for their best, and I aim to inspire them to respond in turn with the same focused and accurate effort. I believe that every person can be taught, that parental involvement is crucial in the development of musicians from a young age through the high school years, and that music education must not only train and strengthen the fingers of a student to be agile on an instrument, but must ultimately train the ear, the mind, the body, and strengthen the person. My mission is to educate and enable well-rounded, excellent musicians that will be able to use their gifts and talents in a productive and fulfilling manner.  I am committed to offering full musical instruction of the highest quality to students of any age in order to enrich the local community and the musical community at large.
About Caroline T.

Dr. Caroline holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the Manhattan School of Music, Master of Music degree from Mannes College of Music in violin performance, and Bachelor of Music degree from East Carolina University in violin performance and piano performance. Caroline has cultivated a private studio for 16 years and also has served on the faculty of the ECU Summer Chamber Music Institute in Greenville, NC, Suzuki on the Island, Manhattan School of Music Summer Camp, and the Distance Learning program at MSM.  Awarded first place in the 2012 Collegiate String Division at the National Music Teachers National Association competition in New York City, Caroline has performed throughout the United States and Europe as a soloist, orchestral musician, and chamber musician. Caroline won the East Carolina University concerto competition in her freshman year; in her junior year, she won both the Durham Symphony Orchestra and Raleigh Symphony Orchestra concerto competitions. Caroline was selected as a finalist to compete in the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Competition in Houston, Texas and in 2015, she won the Manhattan School of Music Classical Concerto Competition. Caroline was also the first place winner in the 2014 Duxbury Music Festival Solo Competition, and recently, as a soloist, she performed Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with Maestro Nicholas Palmer and the EUS orchestra in Hingham, Massachusetts.  An avid chamber musician, Caroline has performed in venues around North America, including Merkin Concert Hall in New York City. She was selected to perform in the East Carolina University Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival: Next Generation Series several times, giving her the opportunity to perform with such artists as Hagai Shaham, Michael Kannen, and Robert McDonald.  She was chosen to perform Lowell Liebermann’s Chamber Concerto for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet alongside Lucie Robert and Pavlina Dokovska on a recital honoring Dr. Liebermann. Caroline also performed Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet with Jeffrey Cohen, Lucie Robert, Laurent Verney, and Philippe Muller in Tignes, France.

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2004

Education

Doctorate of Musical Arts in Violin Performance

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 4+

Speaks

Speaks English

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Both of my children have been studying violin under Caroline's guidance for over a year now and we couldn't ask for a better teacher. She is very professional, super friendly and simply fantastic with kids. She always finds a way to motive and inspire them so they do better every class. We were a little worried how the transition from in-person to online tutoring, but it's gone great, and we're grateful we were able to find such a good teacher. Classes with Caroline are always magical and super fun!

Posted Oct 22, 2021
Instructor
Jan 2015 - Jun 2017
Suzuki on the Island
I taught violin and piano at Suzuki on the Island to students ages 3-50.
Distance Learning Teacher
Jan 2015 - May 2017
Manhattan School of Music
I taught through the distance learning program at Manhattan School of Music. I taught private lessons as well as ensembles.
Doctorate of Musical Arts in Violin Performance
Sep 2014 - May 2017
Manhattan School of Music
Masters of Music in Violin Performance
Sep 2012 - May 2014
Mannes College of Music
Bachelor of Music in Violin and Piano Performance
Sep 2008 - May 2012
East Carolina University
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
First Place Winner Concerto Competition
Jul 2014
Duxbury Music Festival
National First Place Winner
Feb 2012
Music Teachers National Association

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