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Teaches Violin, Viola, Cello

"...the beauty that music brings into our lives, for music can transport us to new heights, and places we have never been, it can inspire and calm, and fill our hearts and souls with Love and tell us to believe" J. Hinkle

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Violin, Viola, Cello


My name is Jeannie Woelker and I teach cello, violin and viola. I have been teaching for fifteen years. As a certified Suzuki teacher since 2006 (from School for Strings, NYC), I teach both Suzuki and traditional methods to students ranging in age from children two years old to adults. I structure lessons for the individual needs of each student. I aim to create a nurturing and positive environment for learning a string instrument with clear and open communication with students and parents. I believe that respect, encouragement, patience and sensitivity is vital to meet the needs of the student and to be flexible to adjust for each lesson where building skills can be fun and challenging. The goal is for each student to reach a high level of playing always keeping the best interest of the student at heart.

In addition to teaching privately, I teach at the North Shore Suzuki School and East End Arts. I coach ensembles and conduct the string orchestras as the coordinator in the Perlman Music Program/East End Arts collaboration.

With a degree in Music from Stony Brook University, I also attended Boston Conservatory and CW Post College. I studied with Jonathan Miller of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Maureen Hynes of the Pierrot Consort. I participated in masterclasses with Colin Carr at SBU, and with Claude Kenneson at the Kato Havas School in Dorset, England. I also studied viola da gamba with Judith Davidoff and performed with the Merriweather Consort while at CW Post. 

I perform regularly with the Cottage Trio in New York and Massachusetts; Basically Baroque; and with the Hidden City Orchestra, performing in Perugia, Italy, at the Suono Sacro, the Sacred Sound Music Festival in Assisi, Italy and the Rites Of Spring Music Fest at the Custer Observatory in Southold, NY.

Other instruments I love: Vibes, Saxophone, Accordion, acoustic guitar.
Favorite composers: Astor Piazzolla, Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms.
Favorite performers/groups: Yo Yo Ma (of course!), Pink Floyd, Gary Burton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Yes, James Taylor, Carol King, John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, ELP, Crosby Stills and Nash.
Other genres I enjoy: Celtic, Blues, Rock. 
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