Rebecca S. | Subjects & Instruments Taught:
Violin, Viola, Cello, & Piano & Composition
Rebecca is passionate about her ongoing commitment to music education and mentoring. She has over 15 years of teaching experience, including private lessons, group lessons, teaching with music schools, and teaching afterschool music programs. She can teach from age 5 to 85. She was raised in the Suzuki style of pedagogy and is proud to bring elements of the Suzuki method to her teaching. She is also a supporter of the El Sistema Program and held a teaching fellowship at Play on Philly, a non-profit educational organization based in Philadelphia, PA., as well as building and facilitating the string program at the Les Petit Cherubs preschool in Philadelphia. She is honored to be a participating member of Cultures in Harmony and has had the privilege of working with musicians and members of the community in Cameroon, the Philippines, and Egypt through the organization.
A graduate of Manhattan School of Music, violinist Rebecca Schlappich has been traveling the world for the past decade, electrifying audiences from the orchestra and center stage alike. As a touring musician with Mariachi El Bronx, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, and The World/Inferno Friendship Society, Rebecca has rocked halls from Los Angeles to Berlin. Classically, she is third chair first violin in the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra, a member of Distinguished Concert International New York, and has performed with numerous ensembles, both abroad and in some of America’s most revered venues, such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, and the Whitney Museum.