Wakefield Music is located in the pleasant community of Wakefield, Mass. The main studio is in the historic Goodwin Homestead which has been lovingly cared for since 1760 and has a beautiful area for both students and parents to learn and relax.
The school offers violin and viola lessons to children and adults age 5 and above. Pedagogical elements of many renowned teachers such as Shinichi Suzuki, Paul Rolland, Carl Orff, and Zoltan Kodaly are incorporated into the teaching of all students ensuring that students have fulfilling and enjoyable experiences making music. Fundamentals such as rhythm, note reading, theory, and awareness are incorporated into learning the instrument from the very first lesson.
Beginners are welcome and there are still some openings for this school year!
Wakefield Music is convenient to Boston and the surrounding communities. It is 10 miles north of Boston, near the junction of I-93 and I-95/Rt. 128.
Prior to founding Wakefield Music in 2003, Dr. Lieber previously taught string instruments privately and in community music schools in North Carolina, Connecticut, and the Boston Area. She was the founding head teacher of the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra's Intensive Community Program. This innovative program focuses on high quality string training for minority youth in the greater Boston area. In addition to string teaching, Dr. Lieber has experience teaching theory and ear training at both the Middle School and collegiate levels. Dr. Lieber is concertmaster of the Reading Symphony Orchestra and was a founding member of Quartet For-Te. She has performed in various orchestras in Boston, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and North Carolina, and studied chamber music with members of Tokyo, Arditti, Colorado, and Mendelssohn String Quartets. She has also delivered papers on string instruction for both the Massachusetts Music Educator Association All-State Conference and College Music Society Northeast Chapter Meeting. Dr. Lieber received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in violin performance from Boston University in May of 2003. Other degrees include a Masters of Music from Yale University School of Music and a Bachelors of Music from North Carolina School of the Arts. She resides in Wakefield with her loving family. When not performing, teaching, and mothering, she enjoys cooking, reading, and camping.
Caroline Lieber is an excellent teacher! She is patient and perserverent and is able to figure out my son's learning styles. She has knowledge of pedagogy and is always thinking of new ways to solve or attack a problem. She has knowledge of physical problems that cause the various aches and pains a rapidly growing child gets playing the violin, and patience to find a technique or exercise to alleviate the problem. This certianly inspired my son.
-- a parent of student age 13
Dr. Lieber is enthusiastic and knows just how to motivate my daughter. She has kept her feet to the fire without allowing her to get discouraged this year.
-- a parent of student age 12
Caroline maintained a wonderful approach challenging and correcting our child while always being encourageing and supportive. She was very enthusiastic and kept him engaged and interested.
-- a parent of student age 5