Denise McCready Carter

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Denise McCready Carter, Master Teacher

Denise McCready Carter, Master Teacher
Denise McCready Carter, Master TeacherViolin & Viola Instructor
Denise McCready Carter earned her Bachelor of Music Education from Wright State University in 1994, where she was a Chamber Music Scholarship recipient and Concerto/Aria Competition Winner. She began teaching privately in 1993 and has also had professional administrative experiences at New England Conservatory, Longy School of Music and the Oregon Symphony.
  • Violin, all skill levels
  • Viola, all skill levels
Denise McCready Carter earned her Bachelor of Music Education from Wright State University in 1994, where she was a Chamber Music Scholarship recipient and Concerto/Aria Competition Winner.  She began teaching privately in 1993 and also had professional administrative experiences at New England Conservatory, Longy School of Music and the Oregon Symphony.

Denise comes to Bella Musica most recently from Boston, Massachusetts, where she maintained an active studio of violin and viola students, many of whom were awarded principal seats in their school orchestras as well as the Rivers Conservatory, New England Conservatory and Tufts University Youth Orchestra programs.  Denise was the first recipient of the Massachusetts Chapter special projects grants, where she was able to provide unique repertoire and performance opportunities for young viola students.

Outside of private instruction, Denise is the Director of the Centerville Honors Orchestra and is on the string faculty at the Miami Valley School.  Denise has been an active orchestral performer since 1994, and currently performs with the Miami Vallely Symphony, and Viva la Strings.

Denise is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays,and Saturdays at the studio.

She is also available for lessons in the student’s home.  Please call for availability.

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Performances

Jun
5
Mon
Youth String Camp @ Bella Musica
Jun 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Designed for students ages 8 – 12.  Students should be able to play notes on all 4 strings and read whole, half, quarter, and eighth notes and their corresponding rests.  Daily nut-free snack and water bottle should be brought from home.  There will be a performance at the end of this fun week of music making!

Instant Violin for Hopelessly Busy Teens & Adults @ Bella Musica
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Spend one week learning violin basics so you can get going on your own!  Proper instrument/bow set-up and postural awareness.  Learn basic finger patterns and rhythms that will get you enjoying violin repertoire quickly.

Jun
6
Tue
Youth String Camp @ Bella Musica
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Designed for students ages 8 – 12.  Students should be able to play notes on all 4 strings and read whole, half, quarter, and eighth notes and their corresponding rests.  Daily nut-free snack and water bottle should be brought from home.  There will be a performance at the end of this fun week of music making!

Instant Violin for Hopelessly Busy Teens & Adults @ Bella Musica
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Spend one week learning violin basics so you can get going on your own!  Proper instrument/bow set-up and postural awareness.  Learn basic finger patterns and rhythms that will get you enjoying violin repertoire quickly.

Jun
7
Wed
Youth String Camp @ Bella Musica
Jun 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Designed for students ages 8 – 12.  Students should be able to play notes on all 4 strings and read whole, half, quarter, and eighth notes and their corresponding rests.  Daily nut-free snack and water bottle should be brought from home.  There will be a performance at the end of this fun week of music making!

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Testimonials

Denise is patient, compassionate, and teaches with a sense of humor that puts my perfectionist daughter at ease.
Ms. Carter is the best music teacher I have found for all my children! I wish there were more teachers like her.
You know something good is happening when your child asks to practice. Thank you, Ms. Carter!
Ms. Denise is an awesome violin teacher! She knows how to explain things and is very nice & helpful. She is way better than my last teacher who was old as dirt and boring!
Gracie L., Miamisburg, OH

Mrs. Denise teaches step by step and gets everything right for you. She thoroughly teaches well. She is funny. I recommend having Mrs. Denise as a teacher.

Gurnoor D

She is nice and friendly. I like her because she is fun. 

Sam G.