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Meet The Team

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Vittoria Monte (she, her, hers)

Co-Founder, Music Teacher, Children Program Co-Director

Each student that walks into my studio I see as a unique individual with different learning styles, certain talents, and goals that they want to achieve. I love learning all of these details about my students, so that I can individualize their lessons and make music fun.

I have taken lessons throughout my childhood at the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School. My years of study continued into adulthood, as I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and also studied music from the University of Rhode Island. I have taken my psychology degree and found a way of uniquely combining it with music to be able to fully understand how to teach to all ages, depending on their development and individual learning style.  I call myself a lifetime learner as I am always looking into furthering my education in and out of the classroom so that I can have all the tools for my students.

 

Relevant Courses:

  • Developmental Psychology

  • Advanced developmental psychology

  • Psychology of Exceptionality   

  • Introduction to music teaching

  • Somatic Education for musicians

  • Basic Musicianship

  • Applied Music Pedagogy in studio setting

  • Private violin/viola study with Ann Danis at University of Rhode Island 

  • Private cello study at Stonehill College

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Kathryn Nowak (she, her, hers)

Co-Founder, Children Program Co-Director

My goal as a music teacher is not to force my students down one path, but rather to help guide them as they explore music and discover what fascinates them.  My first violin teacher taught me this and has been the driving force behind my musical passion for the last 10 years.  As a teacher, I hope to take the best parts of my experience to give back to the music community.

 

During my 10 years of playing, I've had the chance to tutor students, be part of a string quartet and even perform in the pit orchestra for North Kingstown High School’s yearly musicals.  I am now a third-year college student studying Computer Science at URI and music education. I have studied violin at the college level as well as the cello and currently piano. My studies have given me the tools to be able to teach beginners through advanced students of all ages. 

 

Relevant Courses:

  • Private violin study with Ann Danis at the University of Rhode Island

  • Private cello study with Scott Crowley at University of Rhode Island

  • Applied Musicianship I and II

  • Music Theory I and II

  • String Methods

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Tyler Chin (he, him, his)

Violin & Cello Teacher