Amanda began playing the violin in 1987. She developed a sincere love for the instrument and endeavored to dedicate her life to the pursuit of advanced musical study. She studied Music Performance at the prestigious Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music and the Crane School of Music at S.U.N.Y. Potsdam. While at Crane, Amanda studied Suzuki Teaching Principles, which she enjoys incorporating in her teaching regimen today. In addition, she studied with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra at the New York State Summer School of the Arts, School of Orchestral Studies and also worked as a counselor, which gave Amanda hands on experience mentoring music students. This led to her calling as a music teacher, allowing her to share great enthusiasm for music with students of all ages.
Amanda has performed in multiple ensembles including the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra, the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra, the Lake George Chamber Orchestra and the Skidmore College Orchestra. Most recently, she has performed with the Woodstock Symphony Orchestra and Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra.
Amanda’s approach to teaching music is enthusiastic and fun. Her lessons are aimed at preparing students for their unique goals, while nurturing the singular abilities she believes we all possess.
Currently, Amanda is furthering her education with the Suzuki Association of the Americas, taking course work for unit 1 Violin, making her at the end of December 2020, an official Suzuki Instructor.
(PRICING NOTE: Amanda Armstrong Lapell is in our Tier 2 pricing schedule.)