Livia Amoruso has been playing the violin since the age of six, when she first fell in love with the world of music through the Suzuki Method. Since then, she has become a well-rounded musician formally trained in both classical and jazz music. She graduated from the University of Maryland in the Spring of 2015, where she received her Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance, studying under performer and pedagogue Dr. James Stern (D.M.A., The Juilliard School.)
Livia began teaching violin lessons privately during her time as an undergraduate student at Maryland, and has fallen in love with it ever since. She approaches each one of her students individualistically, focusing on the kind of music that interests and excites them most, while also providing material and exercises that help to strengthen the students’ musicianship and technical proficiency on the instrument. She believes in bettering her student’ abilities through encouragement, guiding them to find a love for and commitment to music.
In addition to being a well-versed classical violinist, Livia is a versatile musician, able to perform jazz, rock, ragtime, Irish and American fiddle, and popular music. She has performed at home and abroad (Italy, Germany, and Austria) in solo performances and with orchestras and chamber groups, including the University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra and the Sigma Quartet. She currently serves as the first violinist in the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra, one of the only ensembles in America that travels and performs music of the Ragtime Era in historic venues across the east coast. Livia also plays violin and bass in a jazz and rock band called Glass Caravan, and she has been gigging professionally in the DMV area for 5 years.