Offering Violin, Viola, and jazz improvising lessons to students of all ages and abilities either in my home studio in Amherst or Greenfield. Will also come to you if needed. Over 15 years of teaching experience. Amy is a fun, engaging teacher who focuses on proper form and technique, while maintaining the student's interest and encouraging creativity. She teaches a combination of Suzuki and traditional methods, catered to the needs of the individual. Many of her students have leadership positions in the area's youth orchestras and win competitions.

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  City Amherst , MA
  Phone Number (413) 687-9066

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The Violin Studio of Amy Bateman

A native of Orlando, FL, Amy Bateman has been a member and performed with many orchestras in the Southeast, including the Tallahasse Symphony, Pensacola Symphony, Orlando Philharmonic, and Mobile, AL orchestras. In 1999 she was invited to join the esteemed Eastern Music Festival's faculty orchestra for performances throughout their summer program.

In addition to the classical realm, Amy also enjoys performing in a variety of genres. She has performed in sold-out arena shows with popular artists, such as Kanye West, Marco Antonio Solis, and the Three Mo Tenors. She has been recording and performing with noted composer and pianist, Tim Janis, and appeared in Carnegie Hall with his ensemble in December, 2007 and 2008. Beginning in August, 2008, Amy went on a national PBS tour for three months with the composer, covering 90 cities all across the United States.

Currently, Amy resides in Amherst, MA, and leads the Amherst String Quartet, which has been performing in many chamber music concert series throughout the Northeast since 2008. She also performs and tours with the critically acclaimed jazz group, Iron City, which has performed at such notable venues as the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City, the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, MA, Trumpet's in Montclair, NJ, and Columbia Greene College in Hudson, NY. Amy is a guest artist on Iron City's new album, "Sparks," hitting the top 20 on the jazz radio charts in May, 2010. This cd has been reviewed in 5 countries and in "Jazz Times" magazine, and the band has been featured in "Jazz Inside," and "Vintage Guitar" magazines. Amy has shared the stage with jazz legends such as Dave Stryker, John Blake Jr., Avery Sharpe, Steven Riley, and Larry Coryell.

Amy is also an active free-lance classical musician in and around the Pioneer Valley and maintains a substantial private teaching studio in her home, and at Greenfield Community College. In the past, she has served as orchestra director in Gadsden County, FL public schools and at the Hartsbrook School in Hadley, MA.

Amy recieved her B.M. from Florida State University, under the tutelage of Elliot Chapo and Karen Clarke, and her M.M. from the University of Massachusetts with Marylou Churchill. Amy has also studied with James Buswell, Oleh Krysa, Lucie Robert, and the jazz violinist, John Blake Jr.
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