Ms. Eileen A. Markland
Violin, Viola Teacher
Eileen is passionate about music education and enjoys teaching students of all ages. She is the co-founder and Director of Suzuki Music School of Troy in Troy, NY. She also founded the Suzuki program at The Montessori School of the Berkshires and is on the faculty of The Berkshire Music School. She received her early formal training at The Crane School of Music and earned a degree in Music Performance at Ithaca College. Her Suzuki Teacher Training was at The Ithaca College Suzuki Institute and the Hartt School of Music.
Eileen brings with her a wide range of experiences in fiddle and violin performance and teaching. She was appointed by the US Dept. of State as an “American Cultural Specialist” and traveled to Benin, and Cameroon, West Africa with Project Troubador, a non profit organization that builds cultural bridges through music and the arts. She later went on to perform at the UN Peace Summit in Switzerland and organized and led “Operation World Harmony”, a cross cultural music and education tour in Niamey, Niger. More recently she’s performed in Paris,Venice, Dublin, and throughout the northeastern US. She enjoys a very active local freelance performance career.