Mrs. Linda Louise Ford

Violin Teacher

Linda Louise Ford

SAA Member


Rochester, NY
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Linda L. Ford attended Eastman School of Music and studied violin with Oliver Steiner and later with Julia Verba and Lara SIpols of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. She has a BSN and MSN in Mental Health Nursing from the University of Rochester. Mrs. Ford’s initial Suzuki violin pedagogy training was with Anastasia Jempelis who studied directly with Shinichi Suzuki . Mrs. Ford studied with Mimi Zweig ( an advocate of Paul Rolland’s work) at Indiana University’s Violin and Viola Retreats for String Teachers in 2008 and 2009 and a retreat at Northwestern University in 2011. She has Suzuki Association of the Americas violin teacher training courses completed in Suzuki Violin books 1-10 She has studied folk fiddle with Barbara Lamb, Alasdair Frasier, Maire Breatnacht, Laurie Hart , Fletcher Bright, Bruce Molsky and Laura Risk. She teaches the violin using a fun flexible approach to suit the strengths, challenges and interests of her students. Mrs. Ford teaches Suzuki violin lessons and groups at her home studio in Brighton , NY. She teaches violin to children, their parents as well as adult learners who love the sound of the violin and realize it is never too late to learn. S he has taught violin and fiddle since 1998. She previously taught violin at The Hochstein School of Music and The Kanack School of Music , Directress/Owner-Alice Kanack. She has been a member of several community orchestras, classical chamber groups and string folk bands for over 20 years.