Manhattan School of Music
Connecting students to conservatory faculty
Gould Academy’s Distance Learning Partnership with the Manhattan School of Music (MSM) gives performing arts students the opportunity to pursue individual music lessons with MSM’s high caliber adjunct faculty.
Gould students are thoughtfully paired with MSM faculty based on proficiency. The state-of-the-art video conference system provides for an extremely intimate lesson experience.
Brass, wind, string, piano, percussion, and vocal lessons are available.
The Manhattan School of Music launched its groundbreaking Distance Learning program in 1996, the first of its kind at a major conservatory. Since then, using state-of-the-art interactive video conference technology, MSM has developed programs to connect students, educators and distinguished artists around the globe.
Heidi Modr has enjoyed a lifetime of involvement in music performance both playing and teaching. She was educated in violin performance with a minor in pedagogy at the Oberlin Conservatory and The Juilliard School where she studied under Dorothy Delay. Heidi has enjoyed an extensive performing career in New York City garnering two favourable New York Times reviews. In addition to solo and chamber music performances, she has played for many years in The Orchestra of St Luke’s, The American Composer’s Orchestra and has repeatedly toured the Far East with the New York Symphonic Ensemble. Teaching has always played a major role in her musical life. Heidi earned her teaching diploma at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague. She taught at the Concordia Conservatory in New York and has most recently taught at the International School of the Hague where she conducted both the choir and orchestra. Heidi believes in the important role music has in society and has enjoyed seeing the pride of accomplishment that playing an instrument gives in her students. She has seen time and again the benefits music performance can bring to students overall happiness, confidence and discipline. Heidi is an avid tennis player and outdoor sports enthusiast.