Matthew Barnard is a graduate of Ithaca College with a Bachelors in Music for Violin Performance. He has studied with much of the Whalen School of Music’s esteemed performance faculty, most notably Calvin Wiersma and Susan Waterbury on violin. Throughout his undergraduate studies, he has had the pleasure and privilege to play under the baton of Jeffery Meyer, Octavio Màs-Arocas, and Christopher Zemliauskas- playing orchestral and chamber works in a multitude of genres and styles.
Music education hits close to home for Matthew, who studied and taught string pedagogy with James Mick and Julie Carr during his time student teaching; he is adamant on providing music as a creative outlet for younger generations. Having been exposed to such a wealth of knowledge in music, Matthew has built upon a creative style of teaching that involves singing and movement for the novice, as well as in-depth discussion and analysis of technique and musicality for the more advanced player.
(as of April 2019)