Languages Spoken: English, American Sign Language
School: Berklee College of Music
Instrument: Piano, Viola, Violin, Voice
Isabel Beaudry is a self-taught pianist with a background in classical voice. She started playing viola at eight years old, and has participated in orchestras every year since then. She began studying classical voice and opera at Interlochen Center for the Arts in 2013, and attended their six-week summer program for two years. Since then, she has sang in various choirs, most notably the World Youth Honors Choir in 2015 and the Maryland All State Senior Mixed Choir in 2016. In 2017, Isabel graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy with a focus in songwriting and decided to major in music composition in college.
Isabel worked as a kindergarten teacher assistant from 2012-2015 and often helped lead music classes. She started teaching viola lessons in the fall of 2018. “What I love about teaching is being able to share my knowledge and passion with someone who is eager to learn, someone who looks up to me not only as a mentor, but as a person. Being a teacher has been so rewarding and reminds me why I chose to pursue music in the first place.”
The relationship a student has with their first music teacher has a huge impact on how they will view music later in life. That being said, my main goal is to make music an activity that students will enjoy (while still learning and being exposed to new things), so that it will be regarded as a positive experience in the future.