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About Raiden Thaler

Raiden Thaler
Raiden Thaler
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Tucson, AZ
Speaks: English
Instructs: Viola, Violin
Education: Master of Music Degree- Viola Performance, University of Arizona (Currently Pursuing- Graduation Spring 2021) Bachelors Degree- Viola Performance, Florida State University
Performance Experience: "Quintetto Profano" Livestream World Premiere The Art of Performance Workshop with Prof. Tim Kantor, Grove String Quartet Desert Song Festival Graduate String Quartet Fall Recital, Fred Fox School of Music         Classical Revolution Outreach Concerts Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Ladislav Kubík Memorial Concert with FSU Faculty Castleman Quartet Program (Chamber and Solo)  Degree Recitals, FSU  Chamber Class Recitals, FSU  Viola Studio Recitals, FSU
Teaching Experience: 6 years private teaching violin and viola alongside teaching through various retail music schools and private studios.
Teaching Philosophy: "Every child can." Suzuki felt this was absolute truth; language develops in every child straight to fluency, so can't music do the same? One must adapt to the student, tailoring the experience to best serve their needs and inspire a lifelong love of music.

Get to know Raiden Thaler

Violist Raiden Thaler is pursuing a Master of Music degree at the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music under the tutelage of Dr. Molly Gebrian. He recently graduated from Florida State University magna cum laude as a National Merit Finalist majoring in Viola Performance, where he studied under Dr. Pamela Ryan. Raiden has completed additional solo and chamber studies with Charles Castleman, Patricia McCarty, George Taylor, John Kochanowski, Basil Vendryes, Corinne Stillwell, Greg Sauer and Tomoko Fujita.

He has performed solo works in masterclasses with Bruce Owen, Csaba Erdélyi, Erika Eckert, Catharine Carroll Lees, and both Almita and Roland Vamos at the 2018 ASTA National Conference. Chamber masterclasses include the Badke Quartet, the New Zealand String Quartet, Thomas Kraines of the Daedalus Quartet, and the Telegraph Quartet. Raiden has also studied at numerous summer and winter festivals, including Castleman Quartet Program, Lyricafest, Kinhaven Young Artist Seminar, Meadowmount School of Music, and the Ithaca College Summer Music Academy. Currently, he is principal viola of the Arizona Symphony Orchestra and a new member of the Grove String Quartet, the Graduate String Quartet at the University of Arizona under the mentorship of Professor Tim Kantor.

Raiden Thaler teaches at:
8320 Thornydale Rd Suite 150/170
Tucson, AZ 85741
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