Amanda Ramey
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Amanda Ramey

Amanda R.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
In my lessons, I provide my students with both technical studies as well as appropriate and inspiring music to develop their skills and help them reach their goals.

About Amanda R.

I've been teaching violin, viola, and fiddle for 13 years, and I love sharing all kinds of music with my students. To do that, I've developed my own teaching method that includes learning by ear and learning from sheet music, with music tailored to each student's age, level, and musical tastes. The music I teach ranges from Irish fiddle music to children's songs from around the world to all levels of classical music, including music I've written myself.

I've been playing violin for 29 years, and I trained as a classical violinist. I earned my Artist Diploma in Chamber Music Studies from the University of Illinois, my Master of Music in Violin Performance from the University of Colorado and my Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Baldwin-Wallace College. My favorite classical music to play is string quartets, but I've also played in a lot of orchestras for concerts and musicals.

About 9 years ago, I started playing Irish fiddle and Argentine tango, and I discovered my love for all different kinds of music. I play in the contra dance band Meadowhawk; we play traditional fiddle music from around the world, including Irish and American old-time, but add our own flavor to it, including writing a lot of our own tunes. I also play Argentine tango for concerts and dances across North America, including performances with Julián Peralta, Pablo Aslan, Cuarteto Tanguero, and Da Capo Tango Orchestra.

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Caitlin
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Amanda has been my teacher for the last few years. As someone who has played violin for a bit more than a decade, I can say without a doubt that she’s one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. She actually helped me fall in love with playing violin again!

She helps me refine and improve the skills I already have as well as learn new ones. She also adapts her teaching style to her students’ needs - if something seems like it’s not working for you, then she’ll help find a way that actually helps you develop your skills. She’s also really kind and understanding, and makes genuine connections with her students. I highly recommend taking lessons from her.

Posted Mar 15, 2021
Sophia
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Amanda is really great at finding different ways to explain things so they make sense. She’s also very good at working with people; allowing them to find their own way while helping them acquire their own skills. She makes an actual connection with her students and is a constantly kind person in general.

Posted Mar 8, 2021

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Experience

Founder and Chamber Music Instructor
Jun 2013 - Present

Champaign-Urbana Chamber Music Workshop

Violin, Viola, and Fiddle Instructor
May 2013 - Present

Community Center for the Arts

Education

Artist Diploma in Chamber Music Studies
Aug 2011 - May 2013

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Master of Music in Violin Performance
Aug 2009 - May 2011

University of Colorado at Boulder

Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance
Aug 2004 - May 2009

Baldwin-Wallace University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

String Chamber Music Competition, 1st Place
Mar 2012

Music Teachers National Association

Affiliations

American String Teachers Association
Sep 2008
The American String Teachers Association, founded more than 60 years ago, is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers. ASTA's members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. The organization provides a vast array of services, including instrument insurance, an award-winning scholarly journal, discounts on publications and resources, annual professional development opportunities, and access to collegial network of colleagues throughout the string profession.

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