Violinist Laura Frazelle holds a Master’s degree in Violin Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied as a violin student of David Updegraff and completed her long-term Suzuki training as a student of Kimberly Meier-Sims. Ms. Frazelle holds a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance cum laude from the University of Cincinnati: College-Conservatory of Music, under the tutelage of Dr. Won-Bin Yim and Piotr Milewski. Additional studies with: William Preucil, Stephen Rose, Elisabeth Adkins, Jacques Israelievitch, Gabriel Pegis.
Ms. Frazelle has extensive experience as both a performer and teacher. As a teacher, she has continually pursued pedagogical training to benefit her teaching and the students she serves. In addition to her long-term Suzuki training at the Cleveland Institute, she studied string pedagogy at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with Kurt Sassmannshaus; Every Child Can and Suzuki Book 1 with Ronda Cole; Suzuki Theory with Dr. Jenny Conner; Eurythmics Pedagogy for Young Children with Brian Sweigart; and attended Mimi Zweig’s Violin and Viola Retreat at Indiana University.
Ms. Frazelle currently serves on the board of directors for the Suzuki Association of the Greater Washington Area. and runs a private studio out of her home. She has previously served on the Suzuki faculty at the Levine School of Music, in NWDC. While in Cleveland, she a regular substitute teacher for group and theory classes at the Sato Center for Suzuki studies. Ms. Frazelle’s students have received superior ratings at Solo and Ensemble Contests multiple years in a row, been accepted into the top levels of YOPW and All-County Orchestra with principal and assistant principal chairs, and gained acceptance into college for music.
As a violinist, she has played with orchestras across Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C., including the Richmond, Virginia, Baltimore, Fairfax and Alexandria Symphony Orchestras, as well as countless regional orchestras. Ms. Frazelle is a member of the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra and serves as Assistant Principal 2nd violin for the American Pops Orchestra. She also serves as Concertmaster for the Manassas Chorale.
In addition to music, Ms. Frazelle enjoys decorating, being involved in charitable organizations, and spending time with her dog. She resides with her husband, Daniel, a professional clarinetist in the United States Navy Band.
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