Amy Beshara returns to teach Scottish fiddling. ALL levels welcome!!
Originally from Ridgefield Park NJ, Amy Beshara is an in-demand performer and teacher in the New York metro area.
She holds 1st place titles at the Howell Farm (Princeton), NJ and NY State fiddle contests and has appeared on ESPN, NBC, and CBS TV Philly, WAMC Radio Albany, and WFMT Radio Chicago.
She performs regularly at the Iona Scottish Session in Brooklyn, and with the Philadelphia based band Burning Bridget Cleary.
Amy taught her first violin lessons when she was 17 years old and still in high school. She has maintained a studio of 30-50 students on violin, viola, fiddle, piano, voice and guitar for the past 15 years.
She holds many certifications in different methodologies and continues to further her teacher education whenever possible. Trainings and certifications include: O'Connor Method at the Ashokan Center, NY and Charleston, SC, the Suzuki Method at L'institut Suzuki Montreal, Louise Montello's Performance Wellness at New York University and the New School University, Dalcroze Eurhythmics at Lucy Moses School, NYC, Music Together in Princeton, NJ, and the Paul Rolland Method at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. Amy is a registered Vinyasa and Yin yoga teacher and her knowledge of anatomy and movement informs her violin teaching and practice.
Amy's teaching style is geared towards helping students achieve technical proficiency in the healthiest way possible, while equipping students with a lifelong love of music, confidence in their own performance and practice, appreciation of the work of others, and an understanding of their unique role in society as musicians, as well as how to function in and create a supportive community of musicians.