Crescendo Suzuki Studio
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Aimee Morrill Briant
Aimee Morrill Briant graduated with a BA degree in violin performance from the Hartt School of Music (Hartford, CT). She completed her long-term teacher training from the Suzuki pedagogy program at Hartt, where she was a student of Linda Fiore, Teri Einfeldt, and Brian Lewis, and has continued her training with short courses led by such teachers as Ronda Cole, Joanne Melvin, Carol Sykes, and Carrie Reuning-Hummel.
A Maine native and “Suzuki kid” herself, Aimee began violin at age three with Clorinda Noyes. She started her first violin studio in 1996 and has taught in Bangor, ME, East Hartford, CT, and at the Suzuki School of Newton in Newton, MA. She moved to northern New Jersey in 2006, where she started the Crescendo Suzuki Studio and later joined the faculty at the FAITH Center for the Arts in 2011.
"Aimee is a wonderful teacher and violinist. She taught my son Daniel for 5 years starting at age 3. She is extremely effective and has high standards, yet does her job with warmth and a sense of humor. She makes learning the violin fun. Every child will feel good about themselves after a lesson with Aimee, no matter where they are. She knows how to collaborate well with parents, too. My son commented recently that Aimee is really beautiful on the inside. The combination of this inner beauty, commitment to each student and her amazing skills as a violinist make her a rare find."
The Cetlin Family
"Our daughter Amanda began studying the violin with "Miss Aimee" 2 1/2 years ago at age 3.
It takes only one lesson to see that Aimee clearly loves working with children. Her interactions with Amanda have always been very positive and supportive, never threatening or intimidating. The environment Aimee creates recognizes accomplishment as it builds the child's self-confidence.
Amanda has progressed steadily under Aimee's tutelage and she very much looks forward to her weekly lesson.
As non-musician parents, she has also been very responsive to our needs, most recently helping us choose a new violin for Amanda.
Our experiences with Aimee has been most rewarding and we would strongly recommend her as a violin teacher to anyone -child or adult. You'd be hard pressed to find better!"
The Westlake Family
Aimee is a coordinator and teacher at workshops throughout the US and Mexico, and is most recently the director for the New Jersey Suzuki Workshop and on faculty at the New England Suzuki Institute. She is an energetic chamber musician and freelances as an orchestral, chamber, and English folk dance musician. She resides in Mine Hill, NJ with her husband, two children, and coonhound.