Carol Grohs – Innovative teacher with many years of performing and teaching experience. Take violin or viola lessons, and explore the world of music! Develop your skills employing all of the best learning techniques, from traditional to cutting edge.

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  City Sedona , AZ
  Phone Number (928) 649-3835

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Carol Grohs

Carol Grohs was Principal Violist of the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra for eleven years and a member of the Syracuse Symphony for ten years. She was a sought after chamber musician in the upstate New York area, performing frequently with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra’s distinguished chamber music series and as a regular with the Cornell Contemporary Chamber players.

She has taught at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, the Ithaca Waldorf School and Ithaca Talent Education. She also ran a popular private studio in Ithaca, New York for ten years. As a clinician she has taught at Smith College (Massachusetts), Ithaca College and the Cleveland Institute of Music.

  • I would recommend this business

All three of our children took music lessons with Carol and I have only wonderful things to say about her. She is impeccably qualified along with the necessary teaching attributes of being kind, patient and possessing a great sense of humor. All of our children enjoyed her. Our son, who started lessons with her in third grade, was guided by Carol to entrance into a prestigious summer music camp and played viola in the Cornell University Orchestra while he was a high school student. As young adults, each of our children has a deep appreciation and understanding of music. Carol has been a wonderful musical influence on our family.

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Carol was our daughter's Suzuki violin, then viola, teacher from late elementary through high school. She's a skilled professional musician whose approach to teaching is encouraging, patient, and enthusiastic; it was a joy to watch our daughter progress with her. Carol enjoyed an excellent reputation here in upstate New York as well as quite a following in the Suzuki community.
Now that she has settled in Arizona, Carol offers lessons from her lovely home with spacious music studio.

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Carol Grohs has a first-rate professional resume. More importantly, she's crazy about music and crazy about her students. Her enthusiasm is contagious. You'll catch it too.

Please don't be alarmed by the special needs arising from Carol's medical condition. What she asks of visitors isn't burdensome; I've been doing it for years. And i think you'll find her lessons are worth it. The chemicals Carol reacts to are actually dangerous for everyone; all of us should probably adopt her sensible precautions.

Take lessons from Carol! You'll be glad you did.

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  • Has taught all levels of musicians

I have not had lessons from Carol, but have played with her in an informal setting. She is a high-caliber professional and I am self-taught with no musical training. Knowing this, she has worked with me on counting, listening, theory as needed, and tuning (being in tune and playing in tune.) She shows a high level of patience and commitment to making us sound as good as possible given the vast gulf between our abilities. In her teaching career she was worked with people like me, young children using Suzuki methods, and people aspiring to be professional musicians of the highest caliber. She is very much tuned in to the students ability and strives to encourage them to play successfully without pressure, (pressure that leads to discouragement as had occurred with me, to my great detriment.) With her experience as an orchestra personnel manager, she knows what is required to attain a professional position also.

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I've known Carol as a performer and teacher for decades. She is one of the finest teachers I've ever seen. Highly recommended.

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  • Close to home and carol was fragrance free which was important to me.
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Carol has so much experience. She is patient, supportive and has a unique technique which enabled me to play right away. I learned the viola. I feel so proud of myself. Best thing I ever did!

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