SUZUKI VIOLIN GROUP CLASS FOR BEGINNERS
Learn to play violin in this introductory group violin class taught by violinist and music educator Arielle Flores. Come with your own violin, or rent one from us.
Classes will be September 14, 2022 through January 18, 2023.
Arielle Cady Flores
Bright Beginnings, Suzuki Violin Group
Arielle Cady Flores, violinist, began playing music at an early age. Beginning in preschool, she studied piano, was a member of a children’s choir, and began violin at age ten. While growing up in New England, she was actively involved in orchestras in the Massachusetts area and played with the New England Youth Ensemble, Worcester Youth Orchestra and the Metrowest Symphony Orchestra. University brought her to Michigan to study Violin Performance at Andrews University. Arielle was a member of the Andrews University Symphony Orchestra and held the position of concertmaster. In 2011 and 2013 she was a winner of the Andrews University Young Artist Competition and was a featured soloist performing works by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Felix Mendelssohn. While in college, Arielle enjoyed singing in choirs and various ensembles. Arielle holds a BMUS in Violin Performance and a MMUS in Violin Performance from Andrews University. She has performed and soloed in Hong Kong, the Philippines, Costa Rica, England, Scotland, Jamaica, and throughout the United States. Arielle has performed violin in master classes with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Jennifer Koh, Almita and Roland Vamos, Barry Ross, Ming Feng Hsin and Wen Qian. Arielle and her husband, Hector, moved to Minnesota in 2014 where she taught at a variety of music schools, a Prek-10 Academy, was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis and a freelance musician. Arielle’s family, including daughter Gianna and son Hector III, relocated to MA during the beginning of the pandemic--certainly a positive outcome for such a tumultuous time! Currently, she teaches at Thayer Conservatory, runs a home studio, is a teacher for STEM Beginnings, and freelances locally.
Fun Fact: Arielle's hobbies include refinishing furniture, home renovation projects, and a new found love of baking artisanal bread.