Shadwa Mussad

Shadwa M.

Somerville, MA
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Shadwa delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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Ages 4+ and special needs

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Egyptian-American violinist Shadwa has distinguished herself as a versatile orchestral player, chamber musician, and educator. As a member of the West Eastern Divan Orchestra, an orchestra for Arab and Israeli musicians founded by Daniel Barenboim and the late Edward Said, she has performed in the world’s most celebrated concert venues, including Carnegie Hall, the Berlin Philharmonie, La Scala, Tchaikovsky Conservatory Hall, and the Salzburg Festspielhaus. In the greater Boston area, Shadwa plays with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the Orchestra of Indian Hill, and the Cape Ann Symphony, among others. She is also an active chamber musician and educator, and is passionate about enriching the lives of others through music. She teaches private and group violin and viola lessons to students of all ages and levels.

Shadwa holds a dual Masters Degree (MM/MA) in Violin Performance and String Pedagogy from the Ohio State University, a Graduate Performance Diploma from the Longy School of Music of Bard College, and a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Georgia.

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Violin and Viola Instructor, Orchestra Teacher Substitute
Jan 2017 - Present
Melrose Public Schools

Violin Instructor
Sep 2016 - Present
North End Music and Performing Arts Center

Orchestral Violinist
Aug 2016 - Present
Boston Modern Orchestra Project


Graduate Performance Diploma, Violin Performance
Sep 2013 - Jun 2015
Longy School of Music of Bard College
Master of Music, Violin Performance
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
The Ohio State University
Master of Arts, String Pedagogy
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
The Ohio State University


Suzuki Violin Book One Certification
Jul 2010
Suzuki Strings of America

K-12 Music Education Certification
Dec 2008
Georgia Department of Education

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