The Connecticut Violin and Viola Studio of Judi McDermott-Eggert

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The Guilford Violin and Viola Studio and New England Symphoria

Judi McDermott-Eggert’s Violin and Viola Studio in Guilford Connecticut has been a gem of the shoreline community since 1978, producing hundreds of young musicians, professional performers, music teachers and avid amateur violinists and violists, who have all been instilled with a life long passion for music.

In addition to the lively, loving and expert violin and viola instruction offered to students of all ages and experience levels, Judi also offers educational outreach programs for schools, libraries and community centers.

Judi is the founding member of the New England Symphoria,  which offers fine music for special occasions such as weddings, family events and church and synagogue services.

Judi McDermott-Eggert has extensive university and Suzuki training as well as certification from the state of Connecticut as a Provisional Educator in Music for Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. Judi is a registered Suzuki Teacher for Suzuki Books 1 – 8, plus Advanced Repertoire.

Since 1978, Judi has been a contracted section violin player for many of Connecticut’s fine professional orchestras including the Stamford Symphony Orchestra and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra.

Among the many roles Judi plays within the New Haven Symphony Orchestra she serves on the education and orchestra committees, serves as the delegate to the Regional Orchestra Players Association, the national organization for professional orchestras of budgets under six million and is one of the most highly praised and sought after Teaching Artists for the symphony’s education department.

Upcoming Events

Fall Semester Viola and Violin Lessons
Fall Semester Viola and Violin Lessons
Looking ahead to Fall:  There will be a late July early registration and scheduling email to respond to, with a confimation registration happening the week of Aug 22, final scheduling Aug 31-Sept 2, and our fall semester for both lessons, and groups and ensembles will begin the week of Sept 5. Read more
Semester End Information for Viola and Violin Students
Semester End Information for Viola and Violin Students
Semester End Information for Viola and Violin Students Semester end: The last day of the spring semester is June 13 Monday students: Your last lesson for the semester is Monday, June 15th. If you wish, you can reschedule to Monday of Memorial Day or an available rehearsal weekend make-up if you would like to use the time for […] Read more
Register now for Violin & Viola Lessons
Register Now for Summer
Register Now for Summer Violin & Viola Lessons Judi is now offering Summer Violin & Viola Lessons, Ensembles and Camps. Lessons are geared to individual needs and interests, all ages and levels. Summer is an unpressured time that you can really devote yourself to honing your technical skills and building your repertoire. Your efforts in the summer can […] Read more
Rehearsal Information
Rehearsal Information for Recital
Rehearsals of solos with accompanist: held at Chad Hardin’s studio, which is the back room of the Christian Science Church, entrance by the side door off the driveway. Parking is available anywhere on the Green. Putting the schedule together is quite tricky, so signups need to be done through me at the beginning of your child’s […] Read more
Recital Information
Recital Information, Sunday June 12th
Recital: Sunday, June 12th, at the Christian Science Church on Park St. on the Guilford Green. 1pm – call to tune, do a sound check and warm up; 1:30pm – the music starts. The program will be in 3 parts: Part 1 will be the solos for students sixth grade and younger, Part 2 will be […] Read more