Christine Coyle- Cello
A native of New York, Christine, is a respected performer and experienced teacher of music known across the northeastern United States. Under the tutelage of Marion Feldmann, she earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from The Manhattan School of Music. Christine is a long-tenured member of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. She performs frequently with Orchestra New England and has participated in numerous productions at the Goodspeed Opera House. She is a founding member of both the Amaryllis Ensemble and the Taghkanic String Quartet. She believes in developing solid bow and left hand technique to enable refined artistic expression. Her past teaching experience includes time spent as a member of the faculties of Rutgers Preparatory School and the Bethwood Suzuki School. She teaches traditional as well as Suzuki method and is Suzuki-certified. www.amaryllisensemble.com
Christine teaches Mondays and Tuesdays.
Martha Herrle- Viola, Violin, Kindermusik, Kate's Camp for Kids Co-Director, Community Outreach Coordinator
Martha received her B. Mus. Ed degree from Hartt College of Music, studying both violin and viola. She spent the following year studying string quartet literature at the University of Connecticut with the Laurel String Quartet. She is the founder of Goodwin Strings, a before-school group violin instructional program for 2nd and 3rd graders at Goodwin Elementary School in Old Saybrook. She also presents our weekly music program for the collaborative preschool students at Essex Elementary School, teaches Kindermusik, and is a teaching artist and Co-Director of Kate’s Camp for Kids. Martha is the founder and conductor of CMS Sinfonia and CMS String Ensemble orchestras, two groups that bring her immeasurable joy as a frustrated conductor, and the Chamber Connections program.
Martha teaches Monday – Thursday and Saturday.
Marianna Kiss- Suzuki Violin
A native of Hungary, Marianna studied music at a specialized Kodaly institute in Budapest. A gifted performer on recorder and flute, she earned the honor to represent her school in an exchange program in Vienna, and was a member of a number of ensembles in both Austria and Hungary. After coming to the United States, Marianna continued her music education at the Bethwood Suzuki School with Connie Sattler on the violin and viola. She also studied Suzuki pedagogy with Michele George at the Hartt School of Music, and received her Suzuki teacher certification. Marianna is a professional member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas.
Marianna teaches Monday, Tuesday, and Friday.
Matthew McCauley- Violin, String Bass, Electric Bass
Matt studied bass at Oberlin Conservatory with Jacque Posselle and Diane Meisel, electronic music with John Meisel, jazz theory and bass with Jeff Fuller and improvisational music with cellist, David Darling. Matt is a certified improvisational music teacher (MFP) who is as comfortable with classical orchestral repertory as he is with contra-dance music. Matt has performed with the Peruvian National Symphony Orchestra, Wallingford Symphony Orchestra, Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, Salt Marsh Opera Company, Spirit of Broadway Theater and Norma Terris Theater—Goodspeed at Chester. As a pit musician and vocalist, Matt performs locally with community, professional theaters and church groups including Musica Dulce, and the Connecticut Gilbert and Sullivan Society.
Matt teaches on Mondays.