About Marty Taglieri
Mr. Taglieri is classically trained in the violin and viola with a degree in violin from University of Maryland. He has taught all ages for over 40 years as well as performing in local orchestras and chamber groups. One of the groups he played in was The Salerno Trio in which he was a key member of for many years, coordinating and arranging music for weddings and parties.
He has been active in several music clubs for many years and continues to be. This includes being president of The Viola Club, Chair, Co-Chair of string competitions, and entering many students in events to further develop their performance skills. He is a member of the American String Teachers Association . His main focus is on teaching which is enriched by the many workshops and classes he continues to attend.
Mr. Taglieri is currently active in the county's school string programs and volunteers there to help the children as well as assist the teachers. In addition to having a large studio of string students, he also helps kids learn to read in an elementary schools which helps him to better understand the learning style of younger children. Mr. Taglieri loves spending time with his wife and two teenage children. He teaches classical music and loves all styles and genres including orchestral, chamber, sacred and solo.
Philosophy on Teaching
Mr. Taglieri believes that learning violin and viola should be fun as well as disciplined. His lessons emphasize proper posture, sight reading and expressive phrasing. Whether students go on to play professionally, in local community/church groups, or just as a hobby these lessons will enrich them.
He encourages playing a string instrument, not only to have that skill, but because it shapes a person in many ways. Intellectually it has been shown to increase the brain's memory capacity, concentration, and mathmatical abilities as evidenced through brain scans and long term studies. Learning an instrument also teaches responsibility, time management, and perserverence skills which are especially beneficial to children.
Emotionally and spiritually it is a way to express oneself. Culturally learning how to play the violin and viola connects students to many places in the world and eras in history; each piece has a history lesson behind it. Whether students are looking to advance themselves professionally or just acquire a new skill, learning to play an instrument benefits all, even later in life.