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    Suzuki & Traditional

    Violin lessons in Amherst, MA for students age six through adult, beginner through advanced.

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Kaila's Violin Studio

Suzuki and Traditional Violin Lessons in Amherst, MA


About Kaila

Kaila Graef

Kaila Graef holds a Bachelor of Music degree from The Peabody Institute of Music and a Master of Music from The University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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Teaching Approach

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Kaila has been teaching at her private studio for over fifteen years. She welcomes students age six and up, beginner through advanced. Learn more about Kaila's teaching methods.

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Suzuki Method

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"Musical ability is not an inborn talent but an ability which can be developed. The potential of every child is unlimited."
— Shinichi Suzuki

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"Kaila is a gifted and passionate violin teacher who genuinely appreciates the uniqueness of each student. At every lesson Kaila offers encouragement and is endlessly patient and quick to laugh. My daughter has been a student of Kaila's for ten years, and each lesson brings new approaches to continue growth and proficiency. It is a joy to be a part of Kaila's violin studio."

Elizabeth Antonellis

"Kaila is a gifted and passionate violin teacher who genuinely appreciates the uniqueness of each student. At every lesson Kaila offers encouragement and is endlessly patient and quick to laugh. My daughter has been a student of Kaila's for ten years, and each lesson brings new approaches to continue growth and proficiency. It is a joy to be a part of Kaila's violin studio."

Elizabeth Antonellis

"Kaila is a gifted and passionate violin teacher who genuinely appreciates the uniqueness of each student. At every lesson Kaila offers encouragement and is endlessly patient and quick to laugh. My daughter has been a student of Kaila's for ten years, and each lesson brings new approaches to continue growth and proficiency. It is a joy to be a part of Kaila's violin studio."

Elizabeth Antonellis

Wistaria String Quartet

Kaila performs regularly as a member of the Wistaria String Quartet. Please view our concert calendar for information on upcoming concerts in the area.

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Local Concerts of Interest

Hampshire Choral Society

3 PM at UMass Fine Arts Center. Performing Haydn's Creation.

American Viola Quartet

3 PM at South Hadley Public Library. Come hear Kaila perform with the American Viola Quartet! Music by local composer Scott Slapin.

Juno Orchestra

Saturday, June 1 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, June 2 at 4 PM at Brattleboro Music Center. Performing Dedell, Herschel, and Haydn.

Studio Recital

6:30 PM at Wesley United Methodist Church, 98 North Maple St., Hadley. Violin students of Kaila Graef perform with pianist Nina Turkington.