Dorothy Couper
Baltimore, MD
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Dorothy Couper

Dorothy C.

Baltimore, MD
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I teach all ages and all ability levels and I tailor my curriculum to the needs and goals of each student.

About Dorothy C.

I am a violin and viola teacher born and raised in the Baltimore area. I have been teaching private lessons and group classes for the last eight years and studied both performance and pedagogy at some of the best music schools in the country. I most recently completed a Graduate Performance Diploma at Peabody Conservatory, where I also studied pedagogy under Rebecca Henry and Janet Melnicoff-Brown of the Peabody Preparatory. While the majority of my teacher training and professional work has been on the violin, I am a violist at heart. I teach students ages 3 to adult at my home studio in Mount Vernon, and I enjoy working with students who have all different levels of ability and commitment. Everyone is welcome.

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JenniferL1

Great experience

She did a wonderful job teaching Tara. Tara's viola technique really improved this year thanks to Dorothy's patience and hard work. Dorothy never missed a lesson and always came prepared for the next challenge. I must admit that I was hesitant to find a teacher using an on-line service but, Ihave been extremely pleased with our instructor and will miss Dorothy's guidance in our viola lessons.

Posted May 20, 2009
MeghanO

Feedback for Dorothy

Dorothy has fabulous teacher. She is easy to learn from and doesnt get anoyed when you dont get things on the first try. This is great because as an adult I dont learn as quickly.Also, I am a college student (age 20) and she works with my school and work schedules. I really cant say how pleased I am with the quality of her teaching.

Posted Jan 1, 2009
AmyF1

First 3 weeks...

Thank you for what you have done for Mechelle so far. She enjoys coming to lessons and feels very comfortable working with you. And it's nice to know that she's getting the attention and help that she needs to be successful in learning the viola.

Posted Nov 5, 2008
JenniferL1

Great viola teacher

Dorothy has been wonderful in working with my 12 year old daughter. She has quickly corrected improper techniques and has worked with her on some new pieces of music. Having her come to our house has been wonderful for our busy family schedule.

Posted Oct 1, 2008

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Experience

Violin and Viola Teacher
Jan 2019 - Present

Waldorf School of Baltimore

Violin and Viola Teacher
May 2004 - Present

Self-employed

Violin and Viola Teacher
Aug 2013 - Jul 2018

Mike’s Music

Violin and Viola Teacher
Mar 2014 - May 2014

Playing Partners -- Peabody Preparatory and ORCHKids

Violin and Viola Teacher
May 2012 - May 2014

Baltimore Talent Education Center

Violin and Viola Teacher
Aug 2012 - Aug 2012

Camp Allegro-- Peabody Preparatory

Violin and Viola Teacher
Sep 2011 - Aug 2012

GBYO Bridges

Education

Graduate Performance Diploma -- Viola
Aug 2011 - May 2013

Peabody Conservatory

Graduate Studies -- Viola Performance
Aug 2009 - Dec 2010

Longy School of Music

Bachelor of Arts -- English Literature
Aug 2003 - May 2007

Tufts University

Bachelor of Music -- Viola Performance
Aug 2002 - May 2007

New England Conservatory

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Professional Proficiency

Awards

Full Merit Scholarship
Jun 2014

Miami Summer Music Festival

Full Merit Scholarship
Apr 2013

International Junge Orchesterakademie

Graduate Assistant, Humanities Department
May 2012

Peabody Conservatory

Merit Scholarship in Performance
Aug 2009

Longy School of Music

Full Merit Scholarship
Mar 2009

International Junge Orchesterakademie

Honors Graduate
May 2007

New England Conservatory

Cum Laude
May 2007

Tufts University

Young Artist
Apr 2002

Annapolis Symphony

Young Soloist
Feb 2002

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

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