String Instrument Instructors
Dan Fecteau has been studying the violin for ten years. He has studied privately with Hannah Klinetob, Steve Wood, and is currently studying with Katherine Winterstein. Dan is currently at the Hartt School of Music pursuing a double major in Violin Performance and Music Education. In his career as a violinist, Dan has participated into many festivals including the Eastern Regional CMEA Orchestra, the All-State CMEA Orchestra, and the All-Eastern Honors Ensemble. He has been the concertmaster for several musical theatre pit orchestras, including MHS’s productions of “Barnum” and “Singing in the Rain” as well as Summit Studio’s productions of “The Wizard of Oz” and “Bye-bye Birdie”. Dan is currently a member of the Hartt Symphony Orchestra and also regularly debuts new works by Hartt composers. He has taught private students and has coached orchestra rehearsals and sectionals throughout his time as concertmaster of the MHS orchestras. Dan continues to grow as an educator and as a violinist as he studies at the Hartt School of Music.
Sarah Barrett, a native of the Philadelphia area, began her study of the cello at age eight. She is currently completing her Bachelors of Music in Cello Performance at the Hartt School where she was invited to attend on a Performing Arts Scholarship.
Sarah regularly performs with the Hartt Symphony Orchestra and the Hartt Collegium Baroque Ensemble. In addition she has been a member of the pit orchestra in the Hartt School productions as well as local community productions. Sarah has also recorded on soundtracks for several short films. For the past three summers, Sarah has held coaching internships at Philadelphia area chamber music camps, including the prestigious Dali Quartet International Music Festival. Sarah performs in the Hartford and West Hartford areas as a regular orchestra member of the Beth El Temple Concert Series and as a freelance musician.
Phoebe Suzuki has been studying violin for 12 years. She in currently completing her Bachelors of Music at the Hartt School of Music in Violin Performance with Anton Miller. At Hartt, Phoebe has performed in several small ensembles as well as held concertmaster positions in the Hartt Symphony Orchestra and the Hartt Opera Orchestra. In 2014 she was the concertmaster of the College Light Opera Company Orchestra located in Cape Cod, performing works such as West Side Story and The Mikado. In addition to teaching at Summit Studios she regularly performs in the Hartford and West Hartford areas.