Mrs. Annabel Moynihan

Violin Teacher, Administrator

Annabel Moynihan


Waterbury, VT
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Annabel began playing piano at five years old and violin at seven. Her teacher was the French violinist and concertmaster, Romuald Tecco. As a teenager, she lived in Germany, where she studied with Herr Kuhling, also concertmaster. The Suzuki repertoire encompasses much of what both of her teachers taught. Her father is a concert pianist and orchestra conductor. He gave her a rich education in music, including high standards, discipline, compassion, sincerity, and an open mind to all music and musicians. She started a string quartet in ninth grade and has formed and played in many groups since. The violin has been a constant companion, and she loves teaching it to others. She strives to help students develop their own relationship with their instrument and music. She began teaching in her rural community after many years of being asked for lessons. The support and resources offered by the Suzuki Association, which are easily accessible despite the rural location, have been invaluable to her work as a teacher. She maintains strong connections with other violinists, teachers, fiddlers, camps and groups, and endeavors to help her students connect with their local community and the greater musical world.  Annabel emphasizes musicality and technique from the first lesson. While the students are encouraged and supported to pursue what they wish with their music, the Suzuki repertoire and method remains the foundation of her work. She usually leads two groups: a Suzuki group and an Irish Traditional music group. She helps her students with performances, whether on electric or acoustic violin, if they want to do that. She strives to provide a well-rounded musical education to the students and their parents as well. She has a limited number of private students. She accepts all levels, all ages.
In 2018 she started The Vermont Music Center. Studios are available for teachers, workshops and house concerts.