BM in Performance, Berklee College of Music
Violin / Viola
From Atlanta, Georgia, Taylor Baldwin has a Bachelor’s of Music in Violin Performance from Berklee College of Music. She has studied the violin for over 15 years and studied viola for 10 years. Prior to her move to Boston, she taught with the Suzuki Talent Education Program of Atlanta as a private instructor as well as a beginner theory class instructor. She developed a very strong passion for teaching during her time there. She believes that learning music and an instrument can change and shape a life of any student, just as it did for her, regardless of age, gender, or background.
In lessons, she emphasizes full, warm tone and musicality, while maintaining a technical standard that promotes relaxed and unstrained playing. She has taught through Suzuki Book 8 and uses many other technical studies/practices in addition to Suzuki methods.
Besides classical playing, Taylor is also an accomplished contemporary player, with experience playing in jazz combos and rock groups. She also grew up fiddling in addition to classical playing. She has played in several symphony orchestras and has played for many full production musical theater shows. Currently, she plays in a trio for weddings and parties around New England in addition to her teaching.
Her personal musical interests and inspiration come from movie and video game scores, and she has experience playing for film and video game scoring recording sessions in the Boston area. She bring her diverse knowledge of playing the violin to teaching, and is very enthusiastic about incorporating any and all styles of music in her lessons.
“The thing that stood out for me beyond the repertoire [she played] was the beauty of her sound. I was so moved by it – it’s rich and deep..I don’t mean only her tone – it’s really her voice – the voice of her heart and her soul – coming through the violin and through the music.” – Beth Bahia Cohen