Janice Tucker Rhoda

Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Piano Teacher

Janice Tucker Rhoda

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Janice Tucker Rhoda is the author of the popular instruction books The ABCs of Strings and Complete Technique series, published by Carl Fischer Music. 

Her biography is included in Marquis Who’s Who in AmericaWho’s Who of American Women and Who’s Who in the World. She has designed her path-breaking series to encourage students of all ages to play the Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass. Her method makes learning to play a bowed string instrument easy and enjoyable. She has presented string teacher training clinics and courses at New England Conservatory of Music, McGill University, Penn State University, Royal Conservatory of Music, Vancouver Academy of Music, Cambridge Center for Adult Education, and USA educational music conferences FMEA, MMEA, NJMEA, NYSSMA, PMEA, TODA and TMEA. She has served as an adjudicator for solo competitions.

Ms. Rhoda received a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from New England Conservatory of Music where her primary teacher was Eric Rosenblith, protégé of well-known pedagogue Carl Flesch. She attended NEC’s Preparatory School for 3 years studying with Mr. Rosenblith before enrolling in the college division and studying with him for a total of 8 years. She also studied with luminaries Nancy Cirillo, Rudolf Kolisch, Yuri Mazurkevich, George Neikrug, Daniel Pinkham, Gunther Schuller, Roman Totenberg and Benjamin Zander.

Her Suzuki teacher trainers were Shinichi Suzuki, Lorraine Fink, Joan Reuning, William Starr and Carol Sykes. She taught at Longy School of Music, Brookline Music School and All Newton Music School, serving as director of the Suzuki program at the first two institutions. She has taught Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass, and accompanies students on Piano. 

In addition to giving Teacher Training classes at Cambridge Center for Adult Education in Massachusetts, Ms. Rhoda also teaches multi-level Violin courses at CCAE. These courses are appropriate for former Suzuki students who are now adults wishing to improve music reading and technical skills.