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      About Armand Carnelian Fortin

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      Armand Carnelian Fortin
      Music Teacher, Professional
      Location: Sterling, VA
      Speaks: English, German
      Instructs: Viola, Violin
      Education: Music Performance (Minor), F. Ludwig Diehn School of Music at Old Dominion University
      Performance Experience: ODU Symphonic Orchestra
      Teaching Experience: since 2019
      Teaching Philosophy: It is my belief that students do exceptionally well when they are passionate about their musical goals. My objective is to help my students identify what exactly it is that they want out of playing the violin, and from there teach them the technical aspects that will help them achieve their specific goals.

      Get to know Armand Carnelian Fortin

      Armand is originally from the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.  A classically trained violinist of over 18 years, Armand is an alumnus of Old Dominion University’s F. Ludwig Diehn School of Music and Norfolk, Virginia’s Governor’s School for the Arts.  Armand’s principal teachers were Jeannie Dedominick and Amy Danielson. During Armand’s time at ODU where they minored in Music Performance, they were concertmaster of the ODU Symphony Orchestra and a violinist with the esteemed Russell Stanger String Quartet before fully pursuing the baroque violin and regularly performing with ODU’s Collegium Musicum early music ensemble.  An early music enthusiast, Armand has had the pleasure of appearing in several early music masterclasses, including classes with The Baltimore Consort and Three Notch’d Road: The Charlottesville Baroque Ensemble.  Though violin is their primary instrument, Armand is also a multi-instrumentalist who plays viola, bass viola da gamba, synth, bass guitar, and more.  Moreover, Armand pursues other genres of music and is a recording musician who has put out three LPs and toured the east coast. In addition to their emphasis in the technical aspects of playing violin, Armand’s teaching philosophy always encourages their students to follow their musical muses.

      Armand Carnelian Fortin teaches at:
      46900 Cedar Lakes Plaza Suite 160
      Sterling, VA 20164
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