Amanda Milne is originally from Williston, Vermont, where she began her Suzuki violin studies at age five. An alumna of Lawrence University, she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance. At Lawrence, Amanda was a student of Dr. Samantha George. Amanda is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Violin Performance with an Emphasis in Suzuki Pedagogy at the Hartt School of Music, where she studies with Katie Lansdale. In addition to private lessons, she is receiving teacher training from Teri Einfeldt.
Previously, Amanda has taught at Greenwich Suzuki Academy and Vermont Suzuki Violins. She has attended Suzuki Institutes as both a student and teacher. Amanda has performed at summer music festivals such as Kinhaven Music School, Castleman Quartet Program, NSO Summer Music Institute, and Marrowstone Music Festival. Amanda is a founding member of the Luna String Quartet, which was recently awarded a fellowship at the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music.
Amanda truly believes the Suzuki Method has shaped her as a person. As a child, her favorite part of the week was attending Group Class! Amanda is passionate about creating a nurturing environment and sharing her love for music with children. Outside of music, Amanda enjoys practicing yoga, spending time with family and friends, and she loves dogs. Amanda is thrilled to be teaching violin at the Ridgefield Suzuki School.