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Jennifer Girone-Virgilio

Cello Teacher


Photograph by Desiree Walters



Having experience with the Feldenkrais Method, Dalcroze, and Music Mind Games, my versatile training allows me to approach my teaching from a visual, aural, or kinesthetic standpoint, depending on the student’s needs. One teaching method or explanation does not work for all students. This is why I approach lessons with each unique individual or group of students in a way that connects to them and the way that they learn best.

My approach to teaching music is full of vivid analogies, hands-on activities to reinforce ideas, and questions to get my students to think for themselves not only to analyze what they are looking at on the page, but also how to approach getting an optimal sound out of their instruments.  I am always looking for creative and out of the box ways to get a student to understand something, whether it is getting them up out of their seat, or doing an experiment to see what happens when we push boundaries, With these things in mind, my goal is for every lesson to be fun, educational, and productive.  

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Photograph by Desiree Walters



Training and Experience

Training in:
  • School for Strings Suzuki Teacher Training Program

    • Certified in:

      • Books 1-8​ with Pamela Devenport

      • Books 9-10 with Tanya Carey

  • Music Mind Games​

    • Units 1-2 with Michiko Yurko​

Classes Taken:

  • Dalcroze/Eurythmics​

    • with Jeremy Dittus, Eric Barnhill, and Michael Joviala​

  • Feldenkrais Method​​

    • with Aliza Stewart​

Student Accomplishments

  • Selection for Orchestras in:

    • All-State: Maine

    • All County: Nassau County, NY

    • All-County: Dutchess County, NY

  • Acceptance into the following prestigious performing arts programs in New York City middle and high schools

    • LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts​

    • Special Music School

    • Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

    • Mark Twain Middle School

  • Acceptance into the following summer programs:​

    • Interlochen Arts Camp

    • New England Suzuki Institute

    • Manhattan School of Music Summer

    • Ithaca College Summer Music Academy

    • Ithaca College Suzuki Institute

    • NYU SummerStrings

Teaching Highlights

  • Currently on faculty at:

    • New England Conservatory Prep Division- Suzuki Group/Lesson Teacher

    • New England Suzuki Institute- Suzuki Cello Teacher

    • Brooklyn Conservatory of Music- Suzuki Cello/Bass Department Head​

  • Previous responsibilities have included:

    • Natick Public Schools- Cello Teacher

    • Riverdale Country School- 4th and 5th Grade Cello/Bass Teacher

    • Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Summer Strings and Piano Workshop- Cello Faculty and Music Appreciation Teacher

    • Chamber Music Coordinator at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music

    • Early Childhood Teacher at The School for Strings​

    • Cello, Theory, and Musical Aurora Teacher at the Belle Arti Center for the Arts



photographs by Desiree Walters//

Private lesson
Teaching a group class
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Suzuki Festival
Teaching a group class
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Suzuki Festival
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Suzuki Festival
Teaching a Private Lesson



Brooklyn Conservatory of Music//


New England Conservatory- Preparatory School//


New England Suzuki Institute//




Jennifer Girone-Virgilio

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