Mr. Michael I. Winer

Viola, Violin Teacher

Michael Winer

SAA Member


West Hartford, CT
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Violinist Michael Winer currently maintains an extensive private teaching studio and playing career based in central Connecticut. Mr. Winer’s principal teachers have included violinists Julian Ross in Cleveland, Eric Rosenblith in Boston, and Ben Sayevich in Kansas City. In addition, Mr. Winer has studied composition with Howard Frazin and Loris Chobanian, conducting with Dwight Oltman, and his violin pedagogy is heavily influenced from working with Eric Rosenblith, Carrie Reuning-Hummel, and his parents, who are both educators and musicians. In addition, Mr. Winer has performed with members of the Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and the Scottish BBC Orchestra and most recently has been named Concertmaster of the Farmington Valley Symphony Orchestra. Recent recitals have been throughout central Connecticut, western Massachusetts, and Woods Hole on Cape Cod.

As an educator, Mr. Winer serves as strings specialist with the Glastonbury Public Schools. In addition, he is a faculty member with the Farmington Summer Suzuki Academy, where he teaches lessons, conducts orchestra, and coaches chamber music. Mr. Winer is very active with both the Connecticut Music Educators Association and is President Elect for the Connecticut chapter of the American String Teachers’ Association.

Outside of music, Mr. Winer spends much of his time attending the opera, cooking and eating fresh vegetables from his garden, and running long distance races to help keep up with his eating habits!