Luther Warren
Jamaica Plain, MA
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Luther Warren

Luther W.

Jamaica Plain, MA
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I am a professional violinist and violist in the Boston area. I am a graduate of the New England Conservatory where I have studied with Miriam Fried, Donald Weilerstein, and Martha Katz. I have performed extensively throughout my life as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player on both the violin and viola in a variety of professional ensembles including substitute viola work with the Borromeo String Quartet. I draw from this performing background to teach my students of all ages and abilities.

I currently act as Adjunct Instructor of Violin and Viola at Merrimack College, where I serve as a primary instrumental teacher to enrolled students. I have also acted as the primary violin teacher for Main Street Music, LLC, in Waltham. Additionally, I run a private studio of 5-10 students as young as 6 and as old as 60. Of these, some never touched an instrument before our first lesson, and some are serious conservatory-bound musicians intending to make a career as a performer.

I take each student as they are and focus on bettering their ability as an instrumentalist and musician. My teaching emphasizes deep mechanics and musical interpretation, seeking the most efficient technique from each student and the most convincing approach for each piece. I look forward to meeting with you and working together to achieve your dreams!

About Luther W.

I am a professional violinist and violist in the Boston area. I am a graduate of the New England Conservatory where I have studied with Miriam Fried, Donald Weilerstein, and Martha Katz. I have performed extensively throughout my life as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player on both the violin and viola in a variety of professional ensembles including substitute viola work with the Borromeo String Quartet. I draw from this performing background to teach my students of all ages and abilities.

I currently act as Adjunct Instructor of Violin and Viola at Merrimack College, where I serve as a primary instrumental teacher to enrolled students. I have also acted as the primary violin teacher for Main Street Music, LLC, in Waltham. Additionally, I run a private studio of 5-10 students as young as 6 and as old as 60. Of these, some never touched an instrument before our first lesson, and some are serious conservatory-bound musicians intending to make a career as a performer.

I take each student as they are and focus on bettering their ability as an instrumentalist and musician. My teaching emphasizes deep mechanics and musical interpretation, seeking the most efficient technique from each student and the most convincing approach for each piece. I look forward to meeting with you and working together to achieve your dreams!

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Maddie
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In my first lesson Luther was able to give me suggestions, which I hadn't been taught in eight years of instruction, for improving my violin playing. By the end of the lesson, I had already improved on the piece of music I was working on.

Posted Nov 24, 2020
Carol
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Luther loves to teach. At every lesson he is there for you, ready to help you. He has an extensive musical background, after studying violin at New England Conservatory with Meriam Fried and Donald Weilerstein, as well as performing and studying at many prestigious summer music festivals, including Ravinia’s Steans Institute, the Perlman Music Program Chamber Music Workshop, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and the Taos School of Music. In addition, Luther is an excellent violist, studying with Martha Katz, also at New England Conservatory.

Luther loves to answer all of your questions. He will analyze and dissect your technical questions about how to play the violin: concerning tone, bowing, left hand issues, and how to use your arms, shoulders, back and your whole body while playing the instrument. He can help you with fingering and answer your questions about written music. He will demonstrate and help you play musically. He is able prepare you for your orchestral audition, help you learn concertos and other solo music and help you with chamber music. Thanks Luther for continuing to help me attain my dream to become an excellent violinist!

Posted Oct 4, 2019
Tamara R.
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I had my first lesson with Luther today. He is personable, informative, gave constructive feedback and encouraged me. I found his style of instruction helpful.
I’m looking forward to my next lesson with him.

Posted Sep 23, 2019
Brabeeba
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It's a blaze to work with Luther! He identified my problem very quickly and provided concrete advices on improving the sound. His understanding on how beautiful sound is made is very clear and systematic. There are so many dimensions in the sound making for violin but he always breaks it down and works on each individual part of my postures and bowing. My sound is now much fuller than before! He also not only teaches violin but also how to think about music in general. I feel like I am constantly critically thinking on how I can experiment with each phrase after I take lessons with Luther. I will highly recommend Luther if you want to find a violin teacher!

Posted Sep 15, 2019

Experience

Adjunct Instructor, Violin/Viola
Sep 2019 - Present

Merrimack College

I act as a primary violin and viola teacher for enrolled college students.

Violin Instructor
May 2019 - Aug 2019

Main Street Music, LLC

I acted as the primary violin teacher for Main Street Music, LLC in Waltham.

Education

Master of Music in Violin Performance
Sep 2018 - Present

New England Conservatory of Music

Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance
Sep 2014 - May 2018

New England Conservatory of Music

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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