Cecilia Pinto

Violin Teacher

Cecilia Pinto

SAA Member

Contact

Montevideo, Uruguay
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cecipintocanelo@gmail.com

Cecilia Pinto inició sus estudios de violín en la Asociación Cultural Q’antu, en Cusco. Sus estudios profesionales los realizó en el Conservatorio Nacional de Música y completó una maestría con beca completa en el Boston Conservatory de Estados Unidos (2011-2013).

Ha sido solista de la Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional en tres oportunidades y de la Orquesta de los Andes en Bogotá, Colombia en dos oportunidades (2005 y 2006). Además, ha ganado el 2do y 1er puesto del Concurso Nacional de Violín (2003 y 2004), así como el 2do puesto en el Concurso de Interpretación de Mozart (2004). En el 2005 ganó una beca para ir al campamento de verano “Interlochen Center for the Arts” realizado en Michigan-EEUU y en el 2009, una reconocida beca completa llamada “The Milka Violin Grant” para participar en el curso de verano de la “Écoles d’Art Américaines” en el Palacio de Fontainebleau de Paris, Francia.

Cecilia es apasionada por la pedagogía del violín y la música. Ha recibido la capacitación completa del método Suzuki (10 libros y diversos cursos de enriquecimiento) y se ha entrenado en Estimulación Musical Temprana, así como en diversos métodos modernos como Kodaly, Dalcroze y Orff. Tiene 16 años de experiencia enseñando violín y 12 años enseñando a niños de la primera infancia. Cecilia ha enseñado en diferentes colegios, festivales, su estudio privado y escuelas de música. Durante sus años en Estados Unidos, fue profesora en el Chicago Center for Music Education por 6 años y finalmente en la preparatoria del reconocido The New England Conservatory.

En el 2020, Cecilia se mudó nuevamente a Perú donde enseñó violín y Estimulación Musical Temprana como parte de la Escuela Capulitaki y en su propio estudio. Recientemente, se mudó a Montevideo en Uruguay para vivir y seguir su camino como educadora musical y violinista.

English:
Cecilia is a violinist, violin and Early Childhood music educator that recently relocated to Montevideo, Uruguay. She received her Master of Music in Violin Performance from the Boston Conservatory of Music and her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from the Peruvian National Conservatory of Music. Her Suzuki Method training includes books 1 to 10, two teaching practicum courses, and several enrichment courses with excellent Suzuki teacher trainers; Nancy Lokken, Charles Krigbaum, Kerstin Wartberg and Ann Montzka being the most influential in her teaching style. In addition, she has been trained in Kodaly and Dalcroze methods, and took Early Childhood music education courses.

During her years in Peru, where she originally is from, she was Chair of the Strings Department of the Suzuki Association of Peru for two years and developed her own violin studio with private lessons, group classes and tours around the country. In addition, she worked as an Early Childhood music teacher at the Kangurito Pre-School.

As a violinist, Cecilia played several times as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra of Peru and the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Andes in Colombia. She was awarded First (2004) and Second (2003) prizes in the National Violin Contest of Peru. She also was a member of the "Ciudad de los Reyes" Orchestra, University of Lima Philharmonic, and the Opera and Zarzuela seasons. She also played with the Lima String Quartet.

After her masters degree, Cecilia relocated to Chicago where she worked as a violin teacher and Early Childhood music teacher at the Chicago Center for Music Education for five years. She also held their Strings Department Chair position for 2 years, translated and adapted their Early Childhood music program and was the music director of the United in Harmony ensemble where the students of all the departments got together to play music of different styles, adapted and arranged to their skill level. In addition, she had students in her own private studio and taught Early Childhood music at Spanish immersion preschools.

In 2019, Cecilia moved back to Boston where she worked as a violin teacher at the Concord Conservatory of Music, and the Preparatory School of the New England Conservatory of Music. Cecilia moved back to Lima (Peru) in 2020, where she worked in her own private studio and Capulitaki music school as a violin teacher and Early Childhood Music teacher, and just recently relocated to Montevideo, Uruguay where she will continue her journey as a teacher and violinist.

As an educator, Cecilia sees music education as a means to help each student grow as a person, believe in their potential and find their own voice. She believes every student can learn and the best way to learn music is from the experience, where the student can develop not only music and instrumental skills, but also creativity, originality, joy and love for music. These are skills that are needed to enjoy and learn music, but also to be a more sensitive and rounded person. Cecilia’s goal is to build a professional and positive environment where the student can develop her musical abilities as well as her personal skills.