Nora G. Friedman

Violin, Suzuki in the Schools Teacher

Nora Friedman

SAA Member


Brooklyn, NY
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Nora Friedman holds a Masters of Music in Violin Performance from Brooklyn College and Montclaire State University. She studied with Masao Kawasaki and Weigang Li. Currently she is Head of the Violin Department at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, and maintains a private studio from her home.

Nora has done Suzuki training with Ed Kreitman, Ed Sprunger, Allen Lieb and Linda Fiore. As a child she studied with Roberta Guaspari, artistic director of Opus 118, and has spent many subsequent years working alongside her as a colleague. Following in Roberta’s footsteps, Nora spent nine years building violin programs in under-served areas of Brooklyn and the Bronx and spent the last seven years on violin faculty at institutions such as the Thurnauer School of Music at the Kaplan JCC on the Palisades, at the Elisabeth Morrow School, at the Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, and at Opus 118 Harlem School of Music.

In addition to having a passion for playing and teaching children, Ms. Friedman loves Old Time fiddling, and likes connecting her violin to an amplifier in all contexts. She has been involved with many musical projects, including New York City orchestras, indie bands, and other ensembles.

Ms. Friedman is committed to providing Suzuki instrumental education to all socio-economic backgrounds. She offers a scholarship program in her private studio open to African, African-American and Latino families in the Brooklyn area ( for more information).