Mrs. Isabelle Boggs

Violin, Cello, Flute Teacher

Isabelle Boggs

SAA Member


Westfield, MA
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I was born and spent most of my childhood in France. Since then, I have lived in three different continents: Europe, South America and North America and traveled all over the world. My traveling had taught me so much about other cultural groups and given me a strong background to teach instrumental music. I have been teaching private instrumental music as well as group classes to children and adults through her private studio, as well as teaching music courses, private lessons and group classes in strings and woodwind at Holyoke Community College and at Westfield State University. I hold a B.A. degree in Musicology from the Sorbonne, in Paris France, a M.A. in music performance from the University of Montreal in Canada, and a MA State Teaching Certificate. I am a trained Suzuki strings instructor from the Hartt School, CT, and my philosophy is that anyone can be trained to play an instrument, not just children, like most people believe, and the benefits are numerous at any age. Playing music promotes relaxation and pleasure, increases mental alertness and concentration, improves and maintains motor skills, and promotes social relationships. You also get tremendous satisfaction performing with a group.
I believe that performing arts enrich education, and certainly make a positive impact in the lives of students and their families. I share Dr. Shinichi Suzuki’s principles such as: “When love is deep, much can be accomplished,” and “Musical ability is not an inborn talent, but an ability which can be developed. The potential of every one is unlimited,” as well as “Music exists for the purpose of growing an admirable heart.”