Breana Bauman, violin
Acclaimed by the New York Times for her, "excellent work throughout" as concertmaster at Tanglewood Music Center, Breana Bauman brings the perspective of an accomplished musician to imagine and guide a child's playing to its full, artistic potential.
A former Suzuki kid, Breana Bauman studied Suzuki Pedagogy and Violin Performance in a Master’s program at Cleveland Institute of Music, following a Bachelor of Music from Oberlin Conservatory. She moved to Boston in 2012 to study with BSO concertmaster, Malcolm Lowe and subsequently worked with Bayla Keyes and the Muir Quartet.
"superb pedagogical skills that allow her to quickly connect with children, excite them about violin and somehow make them look forward to practicing every day!" - Gosia, Suzuki Parent
Breana believes every child deserves a great beginning from an enthusiastic, extraordinary performer. She trained extensively with some of the foremost experts on the Suzuki Method: Kimberly Meier-Sims, Ed Sprunger, Ed Kreitman and Christophe Bossuat. She further enhanced her teaching in the courses Suzuki Principles in Action with David Madsen and Music Mind Games (an introduction to music theory), with Michiko Yurko. In Chicago from 2006 - 2012, Breana was on the faculty of the Merit School of Music, a comprehensive non-profit music school, coaching beginners through conservatory level in private lessons, chamber music and orchestral repertoire.
"I chose Suzuki because it is a method that puts the child first. She really loves it!" - Lori, Suzuki Parent
In 2014, Breana founded Cambridge Suzuki School of Music and continues to enjoy working with a studio of beautiful musicians at various levels and ages. She is an active member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and formerly, vice-president of its chapter affiliate, Suzuki:MA, a group which organizes the Massachusetts Suzuki Festival. In Summer 2017, she joined the faculty of BUTI’s newest endeavor, the Junior Strings Intensive, at Tanglewood, coaching her greatest passion - chamber music.