Jarred Cianciulli – Viola Teacher

Violin, Viola
Manhattan School of Music Pre-College Division
B.M. The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory
Suzuki Method

violin teacher, philly, music lessons, viola teacher, fishtownParticipating in world renowned programs has brought me to many places, including the Trentino Music Festival, Siena Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, North American Viola Institute, Orford Centre d’Arts Contemporary Music Academy, Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts, and The Meadowmount School of Music.  In 2009 I graduated from The Manhattan School of Music Pre-College Division where I performed in Avery Fisher Hall at The Lincoln Center and Borden Hall at The Manhattan School of Music.  I have also performed solo recitals in Miller Hall at The Manhattan School.  In 2013 I earned a Bachelor of Music degree from The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University.  During my time at The Peabody Institute I was given a full scholarship to study abroad at Yong Siew Toh Conservatory in part of the National University of Singapore.

Currently, I teach in the Philadelphia area. My pedagogy incorporates the Suzuki Method with musical theory fundamentals. I have attended Suzuki training seminars at the Ithaca College in New York State, along with the Rebecca Henry Suzuki training course at the Peabody Institute. I perform with The Lancaster Symphony, Pennsylvania Philharmonic, and Metta Chamber Orchestra as a substitute violist. I am ambitious to continue my teaching and performing career, and positively impact the classical industry.

When did you begin playing Violin, and why?
I began playing at age 7 after seeing a strings demonstration at my school.  I had already been playing the piano and was intrigued by the sound of the violin.


What other instruments do you play, and what is your experience with them?
My major instrument is viola and I have played piano for many years.  On my off time I enjoy learning about pianos and sampling violas and bows.


What are your personal goals as a musician?
My goal is to one day teach on the college level and perform with small ensembles and orchestras.


Do you have a memory of a time when a musical concept or technique really clicked?  Something you’ll remember forever?
When I was in high school I began playing the Walton Viola Concerto, it was my experience with this piece and that I especially felt connected to the viola and its rich sound.  My teacher and performing for college faculty brought my musical maturity to a new level.


What is your favorite piece of advice from one of your past (or current) teachers?
Performing is important for any musician to grow.


What was your most challenging moment learning an instrument?
Mastering the viola technique is an ongoing process that constantly needs refining.  Starting on violin, it was difficult to understand this concept coming from a different world of repertoire.


What is your biggest musical achievement? 
Teaching in local music school is very gratifying and a great learning experience. I have learned so much in the past few years as I have expanded my teaching career.  I strive to continue this knowledge and guide students to achieve their goals.


Favorite thing about teaching? 
Helping students search for their own sound and a special connection to their instrument is a passion of mine.  I have been positively impacted throughout my musical journey and I hope to motivate each student to find their passion.


What is a piece of advice you would like to share with anyone learning music? 
Continue your musical journey and take advantage of your opportunity.  You grow the most when you are most uncomfortable.


Personal music projects: i.e. bands, groups, shows, recording, etc. (if any):
Showcases, concerts and teaching intensives in the Philadelphia area.