Colin D. Wheatley

Violin, Viola, Suzuki in the Schools Teacher

Colin Wheatley

SAA Member


Waterville, ME
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Colin has been teaching violin and viola to students of all ages for 15 years, and is thrilled to be teaching in Maine! He is currently the orchestra director in the Waterville Public Schools. Colin previously taught at East Lyme Middle School in Connecticut and the Rhode Island Philharmonic School. A native of Bellingham Washington, Colin earned his Bachelors of Music Performance at the Oberlin Conservatory studying with Peter Slowik, his Masters of Music Performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music with a full scholarship under the tutelage of Atar Arad, and his Masters degree in Music Teaching from the Oberlin Conservatory. An avid chamber musician, Colin performs with Halcyon, and has performed for members of the Emerson, Pacifica, Cleveland, Concord, and Takas quartets and Yo Yo Ma. He has collaborated with Stevie Wonder, Robert Spano, Menahem Pressler, and Jeremy Denk. Colin has studied pedagogy with Mimi Zweig and Suzuki teacher trainers and has taught at the Oberlin Community Music School, alongside the Indiana University String Academy, privately, and at Fairview Elementary School (Bloomington IN). Colin currently teaches at Bay Chamber in Rockport, with Pineland Suzuki School, and privately in Hope.  When not performing and teaching, Colin enjoys spending time outdoors, running marathons, beekeeping, cooking, and traveling.