Ms. Stephanie Quinn
Violin, Viola, Piano, Suzuki Early Childhood Education Teacher
Ms. Stephanie Quinn teaches both via Skype as well as in her studio. She is a Eastman School conservatory trained performer, teacher, composer, and peace activist bringing people together with music, as well as a Suzuki teacher! If you email Ms. Q , she will send you links to students performances, along with age and how long taking lessons. For older school age and adult students, Skype lessons are a good option.
As a conservatory trained teacher, Stephanie Quinn intervened at the 5th International Symposium 2012 on the topic of Phanariot Music at the Princes’ and Boyar’s Courts in the Romanian Principalities, was guest lecturer at Columbia College Chicago, Department of Humanities, History and Social Sciences, also in 2012. She also gave a lecture, “The Truth About Rhythm, Ya Just Can’t Beat It!” for the National Music Teachers Association Illinois Meeting November 2013. It is on YouTube.
As student, Ms. Quinn attended the Eastman School as a double major, piano and violin, went on to study with Juilliard professor Felix Galimir, and later with Gerardo Ribeiro. Chamber music and solo coachings with Itzak Perlman, Samuel Sanders, Arnold Steinhardt of the Guarneri Quartet, Charles Castleman of the Raphael Trio. Her primary mentor and piano teacher was William Browning, Carl Freidberg’s premiere student, who was a pupil of Clara Schumann. Her compositions are on a CD entitled, Saqqara Suite (Inside the Great Pyramid) and endorsed by Emmy winner Tom Spahn.
As performer, Ms. Quinn has concertized in both the United States and abroad. Highlights of her career include soloist with South Shore Orchestra concert tour in China 2012, Concertmaster for Beethoven Ninth Symphony in Carnegie Hall in 2010, Mozart Concerto soloist with Park Ridge Mozart Orchestra twice, command recital performance for Dalai Lama’s 59th birthday in Malibu, California, lead in chamber groups for the Miles of Music Concerts sponsored by Department of Cultural Affairs of Chicago, live chamber music concerts for WQXR and WBAI radio in New York City, soloist for Peace Concert at the Sphinx in Egypt, and chamber music recitals in various cities in the US. Her first Carnegie Hall performance was when she was 25.
As composer, her orchestral ballet composition, “Saqqara’s Story” was selected by the Chicago Federation of Musicians and submitted to the City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs for consideration to be performed as part of the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics were Chicago to win its bid to host the games. This piece was inspired by a night she spent recording her album inside the Great Pyramid in Egypt.
As peace activist, her activities span many pages, however suffice it to say she pioneered in Israel techniques one would today call music therapy, using vocal improvisation to bring opposing factions together in emotional unity.