Rebecca A. Watson
Violin, Viola Teacher, Administrator
Becca Watson began violin studies at the age of three with Gwen Runyon, a dedicated pupil and friend of Dr. Suzuki. After a full-time Suzuki Method music education in her youth, including instruction from Irene Mitchell and Michael McLean, she was awarded a scholarship to attend TCU and play in the TCU Symphony. Ms. Watson studied violin and Suzuki pedagogy under Barbara Barber, violin with Dr. Curt Thompson, and viola Dr. Misha Galaganov while at TCU. In 1998, she also began teaching in the TCU Suzuki Program under the direction of Patricia Purcell, and has been enthusiastically instructing young students ever since.
Beginning in college, Ms. Watson had the opportunity to play fiddle with a country music band, and discovered a whole new way to use her abilities. Recording, touring, and playing live shows of non-classical music became a source of great enjoyment, and she pursued it along with continuous work in chamber music, symphonic groups, and the wedding industry. In her private teaching studio and in group classes, she works to find repertoire that will resonate with her students in a meaningful way, while focusing intensely on technique that can take them into adult playing.
As a new mother, Ms. Watson began taking her daughter to Music Together classes in 2011. Finding the program musically well-rounded and wonderfully educational for parents and caregivers, she fell in love with the Music Together philosophy as well and completed their training course in 2014.
Ms. Watson has an intense love of music, children, and harmony. Her favorite composers are Bach, Beethoven, and Barber.