Rachyl Martinez is a dynamic professional violist dedicated to chamber music and teaching. A violin and viola instructor from the Philadelphia area, she received her Master of Music in Viola Performance with a Teaching Fellowship from the Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles, a selective school which accepts only 125 students total on full scholarship, including room and board. She received her Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, also on full scholarship,* while serving as teaching assistant to Sheila Browne and David Winkelman. She also spent a year as a section violist in the San Diego Symphony.
Rachyl has performed in eight states, as well as in Canada and Austria. She is currently a Teacher Trainee at the prestigious School for Strings in New York under Allen Lieb (Book VIII Certifcation expected 2020), and teaches lessons both privately and as faculty at the Brooklyn Music School. Rachyl's primary teaching background is in The Suzuki Method, beginning ca. 2005 under the mentorship of Shelley Beard. Rachyl has taught all levels, learning styles, and ages, and has background working with students who need special consideration, such as individuals on the Autism spectrum.
*William R. Kenan, Jr. Excellence Award
VIOLIN AND VIOLA LESSONS
Highly individualized, detail-oriented lessons focus on building musicality through technique. Drawing heavily on the Suzuki Method, Rachyl both welcomes and encourages parental involvement in youth lessons. However, Rachyl accepts students of all ages, and welcomes both in-home and in-studio lessons.
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