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About Corissa Knecht

Corissa Knecht
Corissa Knecht
Music Teacher, Professional
Location: Tucson, AZ
Speaks: English
Instructs: Viola, Violin
Education: In progress Bachelor of Music- Viola Performance from University of Arizona, Suzuki Book 1 training, Kaleidoscopes 1&2 training
Performance Experience: Arizona Symphony Orchestra- University of Arizona Sewanee Symphony- Sewanee Summer Music Festival National Festival Orchestra- National Music Festival Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra Eat Claire Chamber Orchestra University Orchestra- University of Wisconsin: Eau Claire
Teaching Experience: Tucson Youth Music Center, Violin Teacher (2020-Present) Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony, Viola Section Coach (2018-2019) District87 Beginning Orchestra, Teaching Assistant (2016-2017) String Project Summer Camp, Intern (2015, 2016) Private Studio (2015-Present)
Teaching Philosophy: I believe that every student is capable of anything when given the proper tools to learn. I also believe that students should be the leaders of their own learning. Because of these two beliefs, my students are often asked questions rather than given directions. My goal is that my students can become their own teachers in violin/viola as well as other areas of study and interest. I also hope that my students learn to believe in their own problem solving abilities and intuitiveness.

Get to know Corissa Knecht

Corissa Knecht is a senior at the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of a music studying with Dr. Molly Gebrian. She is a member of the Arizona Symphony Orchestra  and the Dvorak Quintet. Before moving to Arizona, Corissa performed with multiple ensembles at the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire. She also performed with the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra  and the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra. While in Wisconsin, Corissa served as the violist for the Bruch trio which commissioned a work that was premiered for renowned violist Nadia Sirota. It was through this commission that Corissa discovered her love for working with composers to give a voice to new music. Corissa has attended the National Music Festival, Sewanee Summer Music Festival, and Wintergreen Summer Music Academy where she has studied with many prominent musicians. 

As a teacher, Corissa has experience with many different age groups and experience levels. She is trained in Suzuki and Kaleidoscopes methods. These trainings helped her build a holistic and scaffolded approach to teaching beginners and experienced musicians in a way that is developmentally informed. Corissa  has experience teaching private lessons, small groups, and classes of up to 50 students.

Corissa Knecht teaches at:
9630 E 22nd St Suite 130
Tucson, AZ 85748
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