music education

 

I feel grateful to be the Head of the Cello department at the Elisabeth Morrow School in Englewood, NJ where music is a way of life, the hallways are always filled with the sounds of violins, cellos, trumpets, and more.  Being part of a faculty where music is a core subject and students get music lessons 5 times a week has created an incredible atmosphere to teach children and work with an artist faculty who value musicianship and excellence on a very deep level.  Teaching the next generation to appreciate music and the arts is very important to me, inspiring them to maximize their potential and strive for their best level which in turn will help carry through those values in other areas of life.  I am endlessly fascinated with the instinctive curiousity and spontaneity children have for exploring new sounds, new ideas, and new repertoire.  It is this spark of energy and process of starting a piece to performing it on the concert day that brings me great joy and fulfilment as a music educator.  My aim is to transmit my love and passion for music so that students may be inspired to value music and the arts in their life.  I am also on faculty at the Dwight-Englewood School in Englewood, NJ, as a sectionals coach and their summer music program, String Society.  I have judged competitions such as the National Young Musicians Showcase Competition and Thurnhauer School of Music, given masterclasses at universities around the country, and maintain a private cello studio. 

Contact me at anikalayjianconcerts@gmail.com for private lessons and masterclasses.  

music education

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