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Tanya Thielke is a composer and violin instructor with over 20 years of private teaching experience. Her approach is student-centered, built from a diverse set of experiences as a performer, composer and teacher. She has earned a BA Cum Laude in Violin performance and a Master of Music in composition from the University of MD, and an interdisciplinary Masters of FIne Arts in Composition from Bard College. Her performance experience ranges from freelance ensemble and studio work to composing and performing solo music scores for theatrical productions.
Tanya’s goal as a teacher is to empower students to take ownership of their learning process, so that they can continue to develop their own life long connection to music, in whatever form they ultimately choose. Beginners and school orchestra players as well as advanced students are welcome!