Kaleigh Acord

Kaleigh A.

Madison, WI
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Lesson Details

Viola

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Lessons will include:
-exercises to develop a physical "map" of the fingerboard; developing tactile memory
-coaching on how to develop a ringing sound and how to execute specific articulations
-pieces carefully assigned to strike a balance between capitalizing on the student's strengths and providing practice in the student's weaknesses.
-musical coaching appropriate to the student's current level of technical execution.
-musicianship training as needed
-guidance on not only how much and what to practice, but HOW to practice; encouraging development of critical listening.

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About

Kaleigh delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 60 and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2009

Violinist Kaleigh Acord is pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts at University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Mead Witter School of Music. There, she is a student of Soh-Hyun Park Altino and a recipient of the Paul Collins Fellowship. She holds a Graduate Performance Diploma from the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, as well as a Masters of Music and an Undergraduate Diploma from the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, MA. Her previous teachers include Violaine Melancon and Laura Bossert. An avid chamber musician, she has spent her summers attending Bowdoin International Music Festival, Kent/Blossom Music, the Garth Newel Chamber Music Fellowship Program, Lyricafest, and Charles Castleman’s Quartet Program. In March 2014, she made her radio debut on WQXR’s McGraw Hill Financial Young Artist Showcase playing Schoenfield’s Souvenirs for Violin and Piano. She has appeared in chamber music performances with the Hausmann Quartet, Roger Tapping, and Tchaikovsky International Gold Medalist Sergey Antonov. As an instructor, Kaleigh has years of experience teaching students of diverse levels and ages, including beginners, adult amateurs, and serious collegiate pupils. Kaleigh served three years as Ms. Bossert's teaching assistant at Longy and Wellesley College.

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Experience

Teaching Assistant to professor Laura Bossert
Sep 2012 - Present
Longy School of Music of Bard College

Practice help and make-up lesson teacher for the Bossert studio.

Teaching Fellow
Jul 2014 - Jul 2014
New England Chamber Music Festival

Chamber music coach and mentor to high school quartet.

Teaching Assistant to Julie Davis
Sep 2013 - May 2014
Bridge Boston Charter School Violin Program

One-on-one tutoring to second-grade violin students to supplement and enforce the concepts learned in their El Sistema-inspired violin class.

Young Artist Faculty
May 2013 - Jun 2013
LyricaFest Chamber Music Festival

Coach to high school quartet and adult amateur chamber groups.


Education

Doctor of Musical Arts
Sep 2017 - Present
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Masters of Music
Sep 2013 - Present
Longy School of Music of Bard College
Violin Performance—Graduate Diploma
Sep 2015 - May 2017
Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University
Undergraduate Diploma
Sep 2009 - May 2013
Longy School of Music of Bard College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Roman Totenberg Award for Highest Academic and Artistic Achievement
May 2013
Longy School of Music of Bard College

Photos & Videos

Photo by Kaleigh A.

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Ysaye's Danse Rustique from Sonata No. 5
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