Violin, Viola, Suzuki Method
Morgan teaches an array of styles and methods. He is proficient in classical, folk, jazz and experimental styles and has taught extensively in each area. He caters his teaching style to the learning desires of the student whether it be a more traditional Suzuki method or an alternative approach. He maintains the philosophy that anybody can learn violin with the right approach and focus; success should be achieved at every step of the way.
Morgan began studying violin at age 10. He graduated in 2008 from Western Michigan University with a dual degree in Music Composition and Violin Performance. Upon moving to Boston, he did continuing studies at Longy School of Music and completed Suzuki teacher training in Hartford, Connecticut. In the Boston area he has taught for a number of schools including the Boston Public Schools, Onset School of Music, the Suzuki Institute of Boston and several others. Currently he maintains his private studio at Mass Ave Music in Somerville and accompanies for Boston Ballet’s ‘City Dance’ progam. His primary teachers have included Paul Sonner, Renata Artman Knific and Laura Bossert.
“Morgan has been my violin teacher since I started playing 5 years ago, and I would highly recommend him to beginners and more advanced players alike. He is very patient and encouraging – something I’ve seen firsthand as a student and also in his interactions with other students. When I’m having trouble with difficult passages, he suggests different ways to solve the issue until we find one that works. He is very good at gauging where I’m at and can introduce new techniques when I’m ready. Morgan has not only taught me the technical aspects of violin, but also how to play music in general.”