Dorothy Mackey
Dorothy Mackey

Dorothy Mackey

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Introduction: I absolutely love what I do, and my work can show for it. From performing to teaching, I bring my passion and energy with me, and always put my clients and students first. I enjoy getting to know everyone I work with to ensure I provide the best possible service. Please feel free to reach out to me with your specific goals or requests!

Hired 7 times

Serves Philadelphia, PA

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and value.

Exceptional 5.0

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Jen C.

Violin Lessons (for children or teenagers)

Dorothy really connects with my child. Her teaching style makes my child feel comfortable and that my child can accomplish her goals. Dorothy is a very knowledgable instructor. She is timely, kind, patient, flexible and has a great sense of humor. My child and I are happy to have found her and I highly recommend her as a violin instructor.
May 24, 2017
Camille B.

Music Entertainment

Dorothy and Julia were consummate professionals. They were very accommodating with all my music selections. On the day of my son’s wedding, the weather was absolutely scorching yet they played beautifully and never complained. So many of the guests remarked how perfectly the music complimented the ceremony. I would not hesitate to book again and I highly recommend them.
Jul 23, 2019
Rachel S.

Dorothy played violin for my September wedding ceremony as well as the violin part for our first dance song. She is a true professional and an all around pleasure to work with in any capacity! Her skills with the violin have only increased over the past few years and she is an absolutely beautiful player. I could seriously listen to her playing all day. Additionally, Dorothy was very helpful in picking out the music for the ceremony. I have a lot of experience singing with choirs during Catholic masses but I was overwhelmed by trying to select pieces to use during our mass and wedding ceremony. Dorothy and I Skyped, she played little segments to remind me of the songs and then we made our selections together. Thanks to her guidance, this process was quick and painless. She also worked long distance with the church music director and I heard only positive feedback from the other musicians and church staff. Even with being states away from me and the church, Dorothy pulled off a beautiful set without even breaking a sweat. I can still hear the sounds of her beautiful violin on our wedding day and it brings such joy to think about. If you are considering Dorothy for any project, do not hesitate. She is the best decision you could possibly make!
Jun 7, 2017
Tom m.

Violin Lessons (for children or teenagers)

Her pace and demeanor with our 8 year old has been great. He has really responded and looks forward to lessons.
May 25, 2017
Julia L.

Dorothy is a patient instructor able to work with each student's individual needs. Her upbeat and warm personality are a great help to students who may initially feel shy or uncertain about their own skills. She will work at whatever pace is most appropriate for the student, and has been dedicated to her music for many years.
Mar 19, 2017
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Dorothy Mackey


  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have been teaching and performing throughout the Philadelphia area over the past three years. I have a Bachelor's Degree in performance from the University of Dayton, and a Master's Degree in String Pedagogy from Temple University. I am also a registered Suzuki violin/viola teacher as of July 31st 2017.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I began playing the violin in preschool through a Suzuki program and it has been enriching my life ever since.

  • What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

    I would be upfront about your needs and expectations, and don't be afraid to ask questions!

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