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Cello and Violin Lessons

Instructors:  Amanda Roth | Karyn Crouthamel


Amanda Roth

Amanda RothAmanda Roth is currently pursing a Master of Music in Violin Performance at the Longy School of Music. She recently relocated to Massachusetts after graduating in May with a Bachelor of Music in Music Performance, Violin Concentration from the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University. To supplement her musical education, she has participated in a number of summer programs including the Aria International Summer Academy, the Chautauqua Music Festival Symphony Orchestra, and the Starling-DeLay Symposium on Violin Studies at Juilliard. Amanda has been a member of Temple University's Grammy Nominated Symphony Orchestra, the Waukesha Area Chamber Orchestra, and the Longy Conservatory Orchestra, as well as various chamber ensembles. She has performed at such major venues as the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia and Alice TullyAmanda Roth Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City and has been involved in a number of premieres of new works. Throughout her many performances, she has shared the stage with Rachel Barton Pine, various members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and ex-Trans-Siberian Orchestra violinist, Mark Wood. In addition to playing traditional classical violin repertoire, she also enjoys exploring the world of jazz, funk, country, and rock-n-roll on her six-string fretted electric violin made by Wood Violins. Besides performing, Amanda is passionate about teaching. Previously, she taught violin and viola for the Philadelphia String Project and Temple Prep’s Community Music Scholars Program. Currently Amanda is a teaching assistant for the orchestra at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School and is excited to be joining the Music Elements family!

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Karyn Crouthamel: Cello


Karyn grew up in a very musical family. Her mother was a music teacher, and together with Karyn’s father started an internationally known clarinet choir Silverwood. Her brothers both pursued Musical Performance degrees from Boston University. Her first cello teacher was her oldest brother.

Karyn then studied with two different Syracuse Symphony Orchestra members through high school. She played with the Syracuse Symphony Youth Orchestra and attended Bristol Hills Music Camp for several years. While earning a BA in Parks and Recreation Management at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), she was a member of the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra. She then traveled through Germany as the solo cellist for the UNCW choir. During her senior year at UNCW she began teaching cello and playing at the Wilmington Academy of Music. After moving to Seattle WA, to continue training in rowing, she formed ‘A Stones Throw Musical Ensemble’. After starting a family, she began coaching rowing and soccer and teaching swimming to athletes of varying ages.

While living in New Jersey, she started teaching cello again at Little Notes Music Studio. Her children now play violin, piano, guitar and trombone. She has starting playing and arranging music with her family for anniversaries and recitals. Most recently, she joined in with her 2 oldest brothers and children to give the gift of music for her parents 50th anniversary during the church service. Although she pursued other interests, music has always been in her soul. And now she really enjoys watching her own children excel and love their own music. She is very happy to have the time to share her gift of cello with students again. She hopes one of her 2 youngest will choose cello and follow in her steps as well 😊

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