Don Krishnaswami

Don K.

Norfolk, MA

About Don K.

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Don teaches: Ages 5 to 25
Teaching since: September 1999
Last sign in: Within two months

Overview

Hello! I am a professional musician with a great passion for teaching violin, viola, and ear training. For a complete bio, please follow this link: http://classicaloccasions.com/donkrishnaswami/bio.html

I am active in the Boston area as a performing musician and teacher. I have collaborated with current and former members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and have performed in orchestras including the Boston Pops, Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke's, and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. I have toured domestically from coast to coast with the Boston Pops, and have performed many dozens of times at Carnegie Hall. I have performed as back-up musician with many jazz and pop giants.

I am also a composer, and my music has received critical acclaim from The Seattle Times, The Boston Globe, and Boston Classical Review.

I hold a Master of Music degree in viola and a Bachelor of Music degree in composition from The Juilliard School.

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A recent selfie.

Experience

Musician

Sep 2007 - Present
Boston Ballet Orchestra

Musician

Sep 1999 - Present
Boston Lyric Opera Orchestra

Violin and viola Instructor

Sep 1999 - Present
Home Studio

I teach private violin and viola lessons in my home studio. Some of my students have gone on to earn degrees in music and have become professional musicians. Others have continued to pursue their instrument as a hobby in college and onward.

Musician

Apr 1996 - Present
Boston Pops

Visiting Lecturer

Sep 2008 - May 2016
Bridgewater State University

Taught a studio of private violin and viola students, as well as a two-semester ear training course that was required of all music majors.

Acting Adjunct Teacher of Viola

Sep 2004 - May 2005
Williams College

Taught a studio of viola and violin students during the interim year that Williams College was searching for a full-time professor.

Education

Master of Music Degree in Viola

Sep 1986 - May 1988
The Juilliard School

Bachelor of Music Degree in Composition

Sep 1981 - May 1984
The Juilliard School

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Award of Excellence

Jan 2003
DeRose-Hinkhouse

Affiliations

American Federation of Musicians

Jun 1988
AFM

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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