Soundpost Studio: HISTORY
Since opening in September 2007, Soundpost Studio has provided a fun, relaxed atmosphere for students to explore the violin. Each student is unique, ranging in age from elementary school through "mature" adulthood, from beginner to students with several years under their belt, and with musical preferences from Rap to Celtic, Coltrane to Mozart. These gifted students are the pulse of Soundpost.
Studio life is also enriched by the teaching experience that Rosamond brings to each lesson. Relying on eight years of private instruction, classroom teaching, and freelance musician experience in the Los Angeles area and now in Tucson, Arizona, Rosamond created Soundpost Studio because she is convinced of the value of music and of having a homegrown business. Teaching her way through graduate school in Claremont, California, Rosamond delighted in a private studio of ten students of all ages, from 2001-2004. After a brief period serving as an ordained deacon in the Episcopal Church in Los Angeles, Rosamond came to realize her heart was in the arts. She became a violin and early childhood music teacher at the Claremont Community School of Music. Since arriving in Tucson, Rosamond has taught orchestra and general music in the public schools. She is also nearing completion of Pima Community College's post-degree teacher certification program.
Rosamond began playing violin at age three with the University of Missouri at Kansas City Suzuki program. She has fond memories of building Legos to Bach for hours as a youngster. She became a serious classical student in high school, studying under Ricardo Cyncynates, Assistant Concertmaster of the National Symphony Orchestra, and playing with the American Youth Philharmonic. She earned a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, studying with Christian Teal. While in Nashville, Rosamond began playing an eclectic mix of improvisational music, from bluegrass to Indian classical. She earned a Master of Divinity at Claremont School of Theology in Claremont, California, during which she performed with the roots-inspired group John R. Williamson and the C’est la Vies. Rosamond played with Tucson Chamber Orchestra for two years.