Join Ms. Rebecca Henry of the Peabody Preparatory, as she works with Levine violin and viola students in a virtual masterclass. Ms. Henry co-chairs the Preparatory String Department, teaches violin and viola, and is co-director of Peabody Chamber Week. In 2007 she received funding from the Dorothy and Richard Starling Foundation to develop Peabody’s Pre-Conservatory Violin Program, which she directs. She holds the Scott Bendann Chair in Classical Music at The Peabody Institute.
Ms. Henry is also Lecturer in String Pedagogy at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD, and is co-founder of ViolinPractice.com, an innovative web site that provides over 1000 videos designed to support students, teachers and parents in their journey towards effective and creative practice.
A nationally respected pedagogue, Henry has presented master classes and pedagogy workshops around the U.S. for professional organizations including ASTA, MTNA, SAA and MENC and for music schools including, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (Glasgow), University of Michigan, The Eastman School of Music, The Royal Academy (Toronto), Mt. Royal College (Calgary), University of Kentucky, George Washington University, The Levine School of Music (Wash. DC), The School for Strings (NY), George Mason University (VA) , Susquehanna University (PA), Lawrence University (WI), The Milwaukee Conservatory of Music, The University of Wyoming, and Bilkent University (Turkey).
She offers a series of Pedagogy Master Classes and Teacher Workshops at Peabody on four Saturdays throughout the academic year and does consulting for studio teachers. In the summers she teaches at the Indiana University Summer String Academy and at the I.U. Teacher’s Retreat for Professional Violinists and Violists.
Henry’s students perform regularly at Peabody and throughout the region both as competition winners and in service to their communities. Her students have performed as soloists with orchestras including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, National Philharmonic, Mid-Atlantic Orchestra, Landon Symphonette, Peabody Youth Orchestra and Montgomery County Youth Orchestra and have been finalists in the National Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, Johannson International Competition, and MTNA National String Competitions and have performed in the ASTA National Honors Orchestra, National Guild of Community Music Schools Orchestra, and in the Alexander Schneider Chamber Orchestra in New York City and have been members and concertmasters of Maryland All-State Orchestras and the All-Eastern Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra. Her former students have been accepted at schools including the Peabody Conservatory, The New England Conservatory, The Juilliard School of Music and The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and are performing and teaching around the world.