Pauline A. Rowe, Classical Violinist Music Educator and String Specialist
Pauline Rowe is a classical violinist with more than thirty years' experience in music education as a private instructor and classroom teacher. She has a strong practical and theoretical background and is skilled at assessing student level, communicating ideas, empowering students to reach their potential and working cooperatively with parents, staff, and administrators.
Ms. Rowe has a talent for generating creative ideas, initiating projects and organizing events.
Ms. Rowe began her professional musical training and performing at age 10 studying violin, piano and voice. She has performed in various musical ensembles in the United States, Europe, and South America, and has completed intensive studies with world-renowned musicians. She has also performed with the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood, Boston Philharmonic, Goldofsky Opera, and the Vermont Symphony. She has been a string festival adjudicator for the Southeastern Massachusetts Bandmaster’s School Association (SEMBSA) and at the Hingham Public School's Annual Solo and Ensemble Festival.
"It's been my honor and pleasure studying with you these nine years, and you've made music a part of my life forever." -- Braintree student
Ms. Rowe's public school teaching experience spans decades, having taught in Hingham, Braintree, Lexington, Marshfield, Milton, Newton, Middleboro, and Dedham. She is also a former faculty member of the South Shore Conservatory of Music and Eastern Nazarene College.
Ms. Rowe earned her Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Massachusetts and a Bachelor of Music from Boston University School of the Arts. She holds a Massachusetts Teacher Certification in Music, has completed course work at Suzuki Institutes for Teacher Training, and Master Classes and studied extensively with world-renowned BU Professors Roman Totenberg and George Neikrug.
"Children learn to play the violin as quickly as speaking a language!" -- Polly Rowe
Highlights of Qualifications
30 years' experience in music education as a private instructor and classroom teacher with students of diverse backgrounds, age groups, and ability levels.
Accomplished concert violinist with strong practical and theoretical background: intensive studies with world-reknown musicians Roman Totenberg and George Neikrug.
Special skill in assessing student level, communicating ideas, empowering students to reach potential, and working cooperatively with parents, staff, and administrators.
Talent for generating creative ideas, initiating projects, and organizing events.
Began professional musical training and performing at age 10 studying violin, piano, and voice. Experiences include performing in the United States, Europe and South America.
Education and Training
Boston University School of the Arts Bachelor of Music
Massachusetts Teacher Certification in Music
University of Massachusetts Boston Master's Degree in Education
Suzuki Institutes for Teacher Training Ithaca College, University of Hartford: Hartt School of Music Teacher training done with Dr. Shinichi Suzuki's protégé, Carrie Reuning-Hummel
Workshops String Pedagogy at NEC • Suzuki • American Orff Schulwerk Association
Master Classes and Private String Instruction World-renowned BU Professors Roman Totenberg and George Neikrug
Classical Performance Experience
Orchestral: Vermont Symphony • Goldofsky Opera • Boston Philharmonic Free-Lance Artist: Orchestral and ensemble concerts and private events (weddings, religious, theatre, and corporate events).
Recitals and Chamber Music: Solo and ensemble musical tours in the United States and abroad including South America, Jamaica, and Italy.
Professional Teaching Experience
String Specialist: Private Instruction within Public Schools
Taught private and semi-private string lessons for the Braintree Public Schools. Taught concurrently in: Hingham, Braintree, Lexington, Milton, Newton, Dedham, Marshfield, and Middleboro.
Elementary Classroom Strings Teacher:Hingham Public Schools
Hingham After School Strings: Designed and taught curriculum for classroom instruction and school concerts, communicated with parents, conducted string performances for all school concerts and Hingham's annual All-Town String Festival.
String Specialist: Classroom Teacher
Taught instrumental music (K-12) in Lexington, Braintree, and Middleboro; lessons in violin, viola, cello, and bass; selected music, designed curriculum, and conducted daily orchestra rehearsals and student concerts.
String Festival Adjudicator
Southeastern Massachusetts Bandmaster’s School Association (SEMSBA); Hingham Public Schools' annual Solo and Ensemble Festival.
Faculty Member: South Shore Conservatory of Music, Hingham