Dr. Lindsay Wright

Violin Teacher

Lindsay Wright

SAA Member


New Haven, CT
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Lindsay Wright is an Assistant Professor in Yale University’s Department of Music as well as a violin teacher with over a decade of experience. She has served as a classroom instrumental music teacher in the School District of Philadelphia, as a youth orchestra conductor with the Elgin Youth Symphony and the Hyde Park Youth Symphony, and a private and group violin instructor. She co-founded the South Side Suzuki Cooperative in Chicago, and has maintained a private violin studio since 2010.

Dr. Wright earned her PhD in musicology from the University of Chicago, a MEd from Eastern University, and BA in African American Studies and Music from Wesleyan University. She was the first music scholar (and Suzuki teacher) to receive the National Academy of Education and Spencer Foundation’s Dissertation Fellowship for her project entitled, “Discourses of Musical Talent in American Culture.” Her book project, The Suzuki Paradox: Race, Class, and Talent in American Classical Music was one of two music projects in the nation to be awarded the 2021-2022 Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies.

As a teacher of music performance, history, and ethnography, Dr. Wright is constantly seeking more ways to enact the belief that every student is capable of communicating through—and about—music with ease, enjoyment, and understanding.