Ms. Lynne MacDonald

Violin, Viola Teacher, Parent

Lynne MacDonald


Coconut Creek, FL
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Lynne MacDonald received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Violin Performance, summa cum laude from Purchase Conservatory, SUNY Purchase and a Master of Music Degree with an emphasis in Suzuki pedagogy from Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford. In 2000 Ms. MacDonald was one of two violinists selected to study and perform new works composed while in residence at Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, New Music Workshop Yale School of Music. Teachers included Betty-Jean Hagen, Monica Bauchwitz and Katie Lansdale.

As an orchestral musician, Ms. MacDonald performed with Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Albany Symphony Orchestra and Vermont Symphony. Notable chamber music Piano Trio and String Quartet performances in the northeast as well as abroad in Switzerland. As a soloist, Ms. MacDonald performed Zigureweisen and Barber Violin Concerto with orchestras in New York and Connecticut.

In addition to studying and performing classical music, Ms. MacDonald performed 8 seasons in the pit of Rhinebeck Theater Company, in Hudson Valley NY and in 2001 was a contest winner in the New England Fiddle Concert Trick and Fancy category.

Ms. MacDonald began violin lessons at age 2 and a half from her mother who after meeting Dr. Suzuki at Project Super in 1966 was inspired to teach modeling the philosophy and style of the acclaimed Japanese pedagog. Ms. MacDonald is first generation Suzuki however extended her experience to include professional certification books 1-8 in addition to completing teacher practicum at Ithaca College in 2001.

Ms. MacDonald is currently the String Team Lead, Orchestra Director and Suzuki Director for the North Broward Preparatory School.