Nora G. Friedman

Violin, Suzuki in the Schools Teacher

Nora Friedman

SAA Member


Brooklyn, NY
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Nora Friedman is Violin Department Chair in Suzuki at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and is the founder of the Bed-Stuy Suzuki Violin Studio.

She attended Wesleyan University, Montclair State and Brooklyn College and has studied with Perry Elliot, Masao Kawasaki and Weigang Li. She has her Masters in Performance.

In her 20+ years, Nora has developed Suzuki-inspired in-school violin programs and has also sat on the violin faculties of 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.

Nora keeps learning! She has taken Suzuki Core Units 1-7 & 9-10 and many supplementary courses. Her interests extend to keeping the musician’s body feeling happy and healthy, and elevating and facilitating access to historically minoritized composers and musicians. She has trained with Edward Kreitman, Edmund Sprunger, Allen Lieb, Tom Wermuth, Linda Fiore, Nancy Jackson, Catheryn Lee, Charles Krigbaum, Teri Einfeldt and Jennifer Johnson.

She offers a scholarship program in her private studio open to minoritized families in the Brooklyn area (see for more information).