Preparatory Division Faculty

Karen Lysbeth Stein
M.M., Manhattan School of Music; B.M. (with distinction), Eastman School of Music. Violin studies with Caroll Glenn, Zvi Zeitlin, Millard Taylor, William Kroll, Ariana Bronne, Stanley Bednar. Chamber music studies with Budapest String Quartet, William Kroll, John Celentano. Master classes with Rafael Bronstein. 

Special assistant to William Kroll. String pedagogy with Francis Tursi, Shinichi Suzuki, Juko Honda. String instrument repair with Rene Morel. Solo and chamber music performances throughout the Northeastern US. Former member, Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. Author of Fiddler's Fitness and Tuning Strings.  Inventor of “Softwear” shoulder rest for violinists and violists. Lecture/demonstrations at NYSSMA, Drew University, Former faculty, Eastman School of Music Preparatory Division, St. Hilda’s and St. Hugh’s School, Horace Mann School. Faculty, Mannes Extension division since 1989, Preparatory division since 1977.
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