Caroline Swanson

Caroline S.

Dallas, TX
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Lesson Details

Viola

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Caroline is trained and registered as a Suzuki viola and violin teacher through Book 4. With a background in both violin and viola, she has a master's degree in viola performance from the Southern Methodist University, having studied with Barbara Sudweeks. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Michigan with Yizhak Schotten.
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About

Caroline delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2014

Caroline is trained and registered as a Suzuki viola and violin teacher through Book 4. With a background in both violin and viola, she she has a master's degree in viola performance from the Southern Methodist University, having studied with Barbara Sudweeks. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Michigan with Yizhak Schotten. She attended Interlochen Arts Academy for her last two years of high school, and has participated in many major summer festivals, such as the Texas Music Festival, the Brevard Music Festival, and the Castleman Quartet Program. She has played in master classes for such teachers as Mate Szucs, principal violist of the Berlin Philharmonic orchestra, Karen Ritscher, and Jeffrey Irvine. Her orchestral experience includes many acclaimed symphony orchestras, such as the Grammy-nominated University Symphony Orchestra at the University of Michigan, opera and ballet orchestras, and string orchestras, holding frequent principal positions throughout her career. She is an avid chamber musician, having performed with numerous string quartets and other small ensembles. She has premiered several new works for solo viola, string quartet, and orchestra. She is passionate about teaching every bit as much as performing.

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Experience

Interlochen Arts Camp Viola Institute Assistant
Jun 2014 - Jun 2014
Interlochen Center for the Arts


Education

Master of Music Performance
Aug 2017 - May 2019
Southern Methodist University
Bachelor of Music Performance
Sep 2013 - Apr 2017
University of Michigan
High School
Sep 2011 - May 2013
Interlochen Arts Academy

Certifications

Suzuki Books 1-4
Apr 2017
Suzuki Association of the Americas

3 Reviews

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Tasha Sep 17, 2017
Viola · In studio

My daughter was in Book 3 when we started with Caroline, and she improved so much during her lessons. Caroline was very patient and encouraging.

Marco Sep 17, 2017
Violin · In studio

Caroline helped me a lot with violin and my lessons were really fun

Elli Sep 17, 2017
Viola · In studio

Thanks for being a great teacher!

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