Brynn McCullough

Brynn M.

Youngstown, OH
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Lesson Details

Viola

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate

All ages are welcome! Viola is one of my secondary instruments and I would love to pass on my passion for music to my students. Students can expect to learn how to play the viola with proper technique in a way that is unique to each student. Brynn’s students will also learn basic music theory, which includes reading notes, rhythms and key signature recognition for all major and minor keys. Students can also expect to improve their overall musicianship skills while earning audition skills and gaining overall confidence. I cannot wait to work with you.

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About

Brynn delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+

Teaching since:
2015

Brynn is an experienced violinist currently earning her bachelor's degree in violin performance at Youngstown State University under the guidance of Joseph Kromholz. She has been playing the violin for 13 years. She is classically trained but enjoys playing other styles of music as well. She has been a part of many honors ensembles such as PMEA District 1 Orchestra, PMEA Honors Orchestra and Strings North in PA. At Youngstown State University, Brynn participates in the Dana Chamber Orchestra, Dana Symphony Orchestra, and various chamber groups.

Along with participating in the ensembles offered at her college, she regularly performs with the Shenango High School pit orchestra each spring under the direction of Doug Butchy. Brynn has performed at Carnegie Hall in NYC, the Covelli Center, DeYor Performing Arts Center and Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown, OH. Brynn frequently plays with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra as a substitute violinist in Greenville, PA.

Brynn also teaches each summer at Cello Fury Rock Camp which is an alternative strings camp based in Pittsburgh, PA. The students learn extended techniques and play rock music in both an orchestra and chamber music setting. She helps in masterclass, orchestra and she coaches the rock bands throughout camp since 2015.

Brynn's organized, individualized and friendly teaching style can help her students reach their musical goals. Her students can expect to improve each week in their technique and overall musicality. Each lesson is tailored to the individual students and she wants her students to have fun, love music and improve throughout their lessons. She uses the Suzuki books, the Barbara Barber scale method, Sevcik, Schradieck and student requests to help them achieve their musical goals. Brynn would love to help pass her passion for music along to her students and cannot wait to work with you!

Brynn offers lessons in the Youngstown area online and at her teacher location all year. Lessons at her home studio in Pittsburgh are offered during the summer months.

Brynn has child abuse clearances and criminal background checks (with fingerprints) in OH and PA.

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Experience

Violin and Viola teacher
Sep 2019 - Present
Mark's Music

I teach private violin and viola lessons at Mark's Music store in Hermitage, PA.

Violinist
Jun 2018 - Present
Youngstown Scoring Stage

The Youngstown Scoring stage works with composers for movie scores and more under the direction of composer/conductor Todd Maki.

Violin 2
Sep 2017 - Present
Dana Chamber Orchestra

I am a 2nd violin in the Dana Chamber Orchestra.
Current Repertoire:
Symphony no. 45 in F# major by Haydn

Previous Repertoire:
Dvorak's Serenade for Strings in E Major
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Mozart
"Una Voce Poco Fa" from The Barber of Seville by Rossini
The Holberg Suite by Holberg
Serenade For Strings by Elgar
Mendlessohn's Sinfonia for Strings in B minor
Bartok's Romanian Folk Dances

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Violinist
Mar 2017 - Present
Shenango High School

I am a violinist in the pit orchestra at Shenango High School in New Castle PA.
Current musicals:
Crazy for You

Past musicals:
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Violin 2
Aug 2016 - Present
Dana Symphony Orchestra

I currently am in the 2nd violins in the Dana Symphony Orchestra.
Current Repertoire:
Romeo and Juliet Overture by Tchaikovsky

Previous Repertoire:
Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov
Russian and Ludmilla (Overture) by Glinka
The New World Symphony in E minor by Dvorak
Magnificat by Bach
The Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky
Beethoven's 5th Symphony
Academic Festival Overture by Brahms
Kindentotenlieder movements 2 and 5 by Mahler
The Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky
Many Moods of Christmas Suite3 by Robert Shaw and Robert Bennett
Te Deum by John Rutter
Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas from. Home Alone 2 By John Williams
The Barber of Seville Overture by Rossini
Pines of Rome by Respighi
Concerto for Flute By Carl Nielsen
Concerto for Horn Op. 8 by Franz Strauss
Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony
Overture to Candide by Bernstein
Dvorak's 8th Symphony

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Violin Faculty Member
Jul 2015 - Present
Cello Fury

I am an upper strings faculty member at Cello Fury Rock Camp. I teach orchestra sectionals and masterclasses. I coach small chamber groups (rock bands) and assist the rock orchestra.

Music Teacher
Mar 2018 - Oct 2019
Girt's Music 101

I teach private violin, viola, and beginner piano lessons at Girt's Music 101 in Cortland OH.

Violin 2
Jan 2018 - Jan 2018
True North Presents

I was in the True North Presents orchestra as a second violin. I performed with the Annie Moses Band at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The band did the Rhapsody in Bluegrass set with the orchestra and choir.

Violin 1
Apr 2017 - Apr 2017
Greenville Chruch

I performed with the Greenville Church Symphony Orchestra at the 2017 Men's Rally in the Valley in Youngstown OH. I accompanied Christian artist Aron Shust under the guidance of Todd Maki.


Education

Bachelor's of Music in Music Performance (Violin)
Aug 2016 - Present
Youngstown State University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Rudy and Weathlie Prince Scholarship
May 2019
Youngstown State University: The Dana School of Music
Dana Talent Scholarship
May 2019
Youngstown State University: The Dana School of Music
Katherine McDowell Wilson Award
May 2018
Youngstown State University: The Dana School of Music
Dana School of Music Scholarship
Sep 2017
Youngstown State University: The Dana School of Music
Herman C. Ritter Scholarship
Sep 2017
Youngstown State University: The Dana School of Music

Photos & Videos

My rock band, The Stinky Sox performing One Way or Another by Blondie at Cello Fury Rock Camp 2018
Dana Chamber Orchestra 2017-2018 Romantic Masterpieces concert
Dana Symphony Orchestra performing Beethoven's Fateful Fifth Concert. November 2, 2017

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Cello Fury Rock Camp 2017 (Teacher Assistant)
This is the Dana Symphony Orchestra performing in the annual Carols and Cocoa Concert 2016
Dana Symphony Orchestra

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Dana Chamber Orchestra

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Dana Symphony Orchestra 2017-2018

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Playing the violin for another photoshoot in Cleveland, OH
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21 Reviews

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Salome Oct 17, 2019
Violin · In studio

It was our first lesson and as a parent I trust Brynn to position my daughter to be a great violin player. As she instructed my child she also made sure that I understood what she was teaching so that I can assist her with practices at home. This was very forward thinking and I appreciated her sharing her knowledge with me! My daughter has a great time!

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Macaria Jul 3, 2019
Violin · Online

Brynn is patient and kind while always pushing my daughter to reach for her potential. Being in the military we move frequently enough that it has disrupted our daughters passion for the violin. Her current school lumps all kids together based on grade not skill and that has been "boring". We are happy to see not only new things learned but our daughter is back to finding songs and attempting to learn them and practicing during homework breaks. Brynn has been phenomenal and I highly recommend her to anyone that wants to learn and have fun.

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Cawasdis B. Jul 3, 2019
Violin · Online

Seth Jun 26, 2019
Violin · Online

She is very patient, is always encouraging, and makes sure you understand anything that is troubling you.

Jennifer Jan 31, 2019
Violin · Online

Great first lesson. We are excited to work with Brynn.

Carrie S. Jan 20, 2019
Viola · Online

Cawasdis B. Jan 2, 2019
Violin · Online

Amy Dec 20, 2018
Viola · Online

Opal & Lula P. Sep 6, 2018
Violin · In home

Brynn is talented, patient, professional and knows how to reach young children!

Brian Jul 3, 2018
Viola · Online

Brynn was great, she had excellent suggestions for me on our first meeting and was kind and patient.

Amy Jun 11, 2018
Viola · Online

ambroise meylan Jun 9, 2018
Viola · Online

Delfi Jun 6, 2018
Violin · Online

Janai H. May 24, 2018
Violin · Online

Brynn is awesome and patient with me. She is very sweet and gives good directions. I actually enjoy doing homework for her.

Gina Apr 25, 2018
Violin · Online

Brynn is very patient with me and takes time to go over the music before playing. She fosters a positive learning environment, and is very encouraging.
Brynn not only teaches you to play the violin, but she goes over the fundamentals of violin practice etc. I don't have enough space to explain, you have to try a lesson for yourself!

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Janeth K. Apr 6, 2018
Violin · Online

Hannah C. Feb 7, 2018
Violin · Online

Kind, patient, and very thorough with her lessons. She pushes her students to become the best they can be and helps them correct and see things to improve their playing.

Mariam H. Feb 7, 2018
Violin · Online

Janai H. Jan 29, 2018
Violin · Online

Brynn did a great job helping me with my violin. We had some connection problems, but that wasn't her fault. She is nice and sweet and encouraging and patient. She also gave helpful tips.

Kayla Jan 12, 2018
Violin · Online

Brynn is very patient, encouraging, and thorough!

Luke Dec 4, 2017
Violin · Online

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