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Janice LaMarre has taught violin, viola, piano, and music theory for 23 years. She was a Teaching Fellow at Juilliard for music theory classes from Renaissance Counterpoint to Modern 12-Tone composition. She was a faculty member at the Manhattan School of Music Precollege where she was a professor of theory and ear training, and assisted Karen Ritchers in teaching viola students. While a doctoral student at the Manhattan School of Music, Dr. LaMarre was one of two teaching fellows who taught undergraduate and graduate classes in music theory and ear training. She also initiated and taught in the tutoring system at the school, to help struggling students. Dr. LaMarre had the opportunity while at Yale University to become a teaching fellow for Dr. Craig Wright, distinguished professor of music history and also director of online education at Yale. She assisted in his "Listening to Music" class for undergraduates, which is also the fourth-most popular online course in China. Dr. LaMarre founded and directed summer music festivals in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Barrie, Canada which included concerto competitions, chamber music, and solo performances for students, and faculty performances. She has taught extensively in New York and Connecticut schools as a group violin instructor and lecturer/performer for school assemblies. Recently, Janice founded a new concerto competition and festival in Birmingham, Michigan which includes string students students of all levels.


Dr. LaMarre's students have gained acceptance to Juilliard, Princeton, Brown, Oberlin, Cornell, and other good schools. More importantly, her students develop a life-long appreciation of music and continue to play during college years, even if just for fun. Janice likes to provide special opportunities for her students and foster their individual development according to their unique talents and interests.


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