Hi, I'm Miss Chudow, and I am originally from Centereach, Long Island. I am incredibly happy to be teaching the string musicians of Holland Patent!
In third grade, I began my musical career by learning to play the violin. I went on to learn to play the viola, cello, bass, and piano soon after! I received my Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and Special Music Education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. At Crane, I was a member of many different performing ensembles including the Crane Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of Northern New York, Contemporary Music Ensemble, Clarkson Symphony Orchestra, and the Moto String Quartet. I also had the opportunity to perform in the Thailand Chamber Music Festival, playing four concerts throughout the land of smiles. I held the position of concertmistress of the Crane Alumni Festival Orchestra during their 2014 and 2015 festivals. I am currently working towards my Masters Degree in Music Education from the Crane School of Music. In April 2016, I had the privilege to conduct the Oneida County Music Educators Association Elementary All County Orchestra.
Dr. Shinichi Suzuki believed that musical ability can be developed in all children. As a music educator, my goal is to foster each student's capabilities to become fine musicians through both mind and spirit. I hope that all of my students become lifelong supporters and appreciators of music.
"Teaching music is not my main purpose. I want to make good citizens. If children hear fine music from the day of their birth and learn to play it, they develop sensitivity, discipline, and endurance. They get a beautiful heart."