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Dr. Starr: Violin-Viola-Cello-Piano-Composition
Dr. Starr: Violin-Viola-Cello-Piano-Composition

Dr. Starr: Violin-Viola-Cello-Piano-Composition

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Introduction: CURRENT PROMOS: 1/2 Priced Trial Lessons LESSON LOCATIONS: Jared Starr Music Studio in Sandy, UT In-Home Lessons Offered in Herriman and Daybreak areas west of Bangerter Highway! LESSON RATES: jaredstarrviolin.com/tuition At Jared Starr Music Studio (jaredstarrviolin.com), Dr. Jared Starr provides the opportunity for children, teenagers, and adults to all discover music at a deep, meaningful level. In violin, viola, cello, piano, and composition lessons, Dr. Starr focuses on guiding students to discover their fullest potential as musicians and people. In order for students to achieve their potential as musicians, Dr. Starr believes that they should strive for complete, but positive honesty in their creativity, practicing, and performing. By doing so, they can constructively recognize what they are doing well and where they can improve. With varying personalities, backgrounds, work ethics, and sets of goals, Dr. Starr teaches students vital skills in a way that is most relatable to them so that they can find their own voices in the music they create. ***** Dr. Jared Starr thrives as a dedicated string educator and versatile performer. He has been fortunate to play on stages with today’s greatest musicians including Joshua Bell, Gil Shaham, William Preucil, Noah Bendix-Balgley, the Turtle Island String Quartet, Renee Fleming, and Bella Hristova and strives to embody their high level of musicianship into his own performing and pedagogical approach. Starr received his Doctor of Music in violin performance at Florida State University under the tutelage of Dr. Benjamin Sung where he obtained his Master’s degree in the same area. During his residency in Florida, he worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Florida State along with holding teaching positions as violin, viola, cello, and piano instructor at Live Music Tutor, Mason’s School of Music and Dance, at the Montgomery School of Music, and El-Sistema inspired program, Montgomery Music Project in Alabama, and the Versa Musica Conservatory in Thomasville, Georgia. He also served as an administrative assistant in multiple capacities for the FSU College of Music working closely with the music faculty and the standards expected for a student to succeed in a musical degree. He has conducted multiple string clinics and masterclasses throughout Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Kansas, and New Jersey and continues to support music education in multiple communities. Prior to his residency in Florida, Starr completed his Bachelors of Music degree in violin performance at Brigham Young University where he held the position for two years as a violin instructor for the university. Due to his great love for teaching, he started teaching violin lessons in his early years in high school. Since then, he has developed private violin, viola, cello, and piano studios in Kansas, Utah, Florida, and Alabama with students ranging from ages four to sixty-five. Being a strong advocate in violin pedagogy and film music, Starr presented lecture recitals at FSU and Abraham Baldwin Cultural College introducing violin repertoire from the cinema as pedagogical tools for violin teachers. His doctoral treatise, Violin and the Cinema: The Pedagogical Study of Violin from the Cinema, is available on ProQuest. As an educator, Starr believes that all students can reach their greatest potential if they desire it and he looks forward to every opportunity to assist them on that journey. As a performer, Starr is active as a solo, chamber, and orchestral performer most recently throughout the Southeast United States with previous performances in Kansas and Utah. Moreover, he has played internationally in China, Germany, and Austria in orchestral and community outreach settings. As a classical artist, Starr has played works by composers ranging from Bach, Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven to Brahms, Sibelius, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Korngold, and Barber. Additionally, he holds a special interest in new music and working with living composers. Being a composer and arranger himself, Starr premiered his own works for solo violin at recitals at BYU following which he premiered Joseph Sowa’s Violin Concerto at BYU and Jamie Wind Whitmarsh’s Haiku Macabre at FSU. He also participated in FSU’s New Music Festival three times performing Roger Zare’s Fight or Flight, Paul Richard’s Concerto for Violin, Guitar, and Bear Mountain, and Fernanda Navarro’s Otherness. As an orchestral musician, he has played regularly with the Mobile Symphony, Ocala Symphony, Tallahassee Symphony, Tallahassee Ballet, Pensacola Symphony, Northwestern Florida Ballet, and Panama City Pops. Over the last two years he has toured his collaborative musical projects, Musical Journeys and Classics and the Cinema with pianist Dr. Leondias Lagrimas, Assistant Professor of Piano at SUNY Fredonia in New York with recitals at University of North Florida, Wesleyan College, Valdosta State University, and other venues in Monticello, Tallahassee, Panama City, Valdosta, GA and Montgomery, AL. He looks forward to further collaboration in the Salt Lake and Utah Valley areas. For more information on Dr. Starr and his studio, please visit jaredstarrviolin.com.

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Trisdan F.

So very happy with Dr. Starr and the way he has helped our daughters cello technique and ability improve in such a short amount of time. She loves practicing now and she has gained so much confidence in her ability.
Jun 5, 2020
Tracy O.

Dr. Starr has been a great fit for my 7 year old son. He has the perfect balance of patientience and expectations. Most importantly, my son likes learning from him and wants to do well for Dr. Starr.
Jun 5, 2020
Everett S.

I’ve enjoyed taking lessons from Dr. Starr for two years. He’s really helped me improve on the violin. His teaching methods are very intuitive and he brings personality to every lesson!
Aug 10, 2019
Mary B.

Jared is an excellent teacher! He helps each student progress by covering all areas of violin playing(bowing, intonation, musicality, standard violin repertoire)on a consistent basis. He identifies the strength and weakness of the student and tailors the lessons and practice assignments to meet the individual needs of each student. He is approachable and encouraging!!
Jun 28, 2019
Kristina c.

Violin Lessons

Dr Starr is great teacher. My daughter will learn a lot from him.
Aug 30, 2019
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Visit jaredstarrviolin.com/tuition for all information about tuition for music lessons.

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    We can communicate through email or by phone.

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

    Master's and Doctorate in Violin Performance from Florida State University along with an Bachelor's of Music in Violin Performance from Brigham Young University along with over 10 years of teaching experience and years of professional performing experience.

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