About: Addie Deppa
Name: Addie Deppa
Instrument you teach: Violin and Viola
Do you play any other instrument in your spare time? Viola
Education: Cleveland Institute of Music Bachelors and Professional Studies
Where are you from? Minneapolis, MN
Favorite age group to teach: 7-12 years old
Favorite style of music to teach: Suzuki
Favorite song: Coldplay, “Yellow”
Favorite piece of music: Bach violin chaconne
Favorite food: Apples
Favorite color: Blue
Do you have any pets? No
What’s your favorite musical memory? Playing in youth orchestra for the first time
What do you like best about teaching music? It opens a new world of beauty and softens hearts.
Who is your favorite composer or musician? Bach
What was the first piece of music you ever learned? Twinkle
How many hours a day do you practice? 0-5
When did you start teaching at TBMS? September 2017
Feel free to list any competitions, musical accomplishments, roles, performances of note, etc.
I have played with the Akron Symphony, Erie Philharmonic and Firelands Symphony. I have also worked with El Sistema after school music program with members of the Cleveland Orchestra.
Any fun facts about yourself that you would like to share?
I love sharing music through teaching and Dr. Suzuki’s philosophy of “beautiful tone, beautiful heart.” I believes that just as language is the means by which we shape our thoughts and the words we know give us the perceptions, thoughts and emotions we experience, music adds a depth of love and beauty that is beyond all words and that all children should learn this language of beauty and love.