Rebecca Chaqor

Violin, Viola Teacher

Rebecca Chaqor

SAA Member


Brooklyn, NY
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Rebecca Chaqor is a violist and violin/viola teacher originally from Brooklyn, New York. She is an avid performer and has played at notable venues such as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fischer Hall,Alice Tully Hall and Symphony Space in New York City and Place des Artes and the Musée de Beaux Artes in Montreal, Quebec. A cross-genre performer, Rebecca appeared with singer Dan Zanes at The Brooklyn Academy of Music and has experimented with Jazz,Improvisation, Klezmer and Folk music at venues such as Williamsburg Music Center, The Jalopy Theater and Shapeshifter Lab. Her string quartet was featured on an episode of Selling New York on HGTV. As an orchestral musician she has been on radio stations such as WQXR. Rebecca currently performs with the Chelsea Symphony and is a founding member of The Elevate Ensemble, a multi-genre chamber music collective that focuses on performance in unconventional instrumentations. In addition to her performance pursuits, Rebecca is a dedicated musicologist with particular concentration on the socio-political implications of music on world culture.

Rebecca has always been passionate about music education and seeks to inspire the next generation of young performers. She was a 2015 Americorps Fellow, where she taught both music and science at P.S. 140. Rebecca as a “Suzuki kid”, and her teaching ideology comes from Suzuki-based principles. She received her pedagogical training in The Suzuki Method at The School for Strings under Allen Lieb, and is certified in books 1-8. Rebecca is on faculty at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music in their Suzuki Program, the Brooklyn Youth Music Project, Brooklyn Music School and is a Teaching Artist with the Noel Pointer Foundation. She previously served as a Supplemental Instructor at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, where she taught violin, musicology and music theory. Rebecca studied viola at The Juilliard School Pre-College division, as well as McGill University where she received her Bachelor’s degree with majors in Music Performance, Musicology and Anthropology. In addition to music, Rebecca works as a freelance graphic designer and works on various visual art endeavors.