Violin Lessons

About The Prindle School

The Prindle School is a music school in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts offering private music lessons, classes, and ensembles. We have three convenient locations:

123 Union St., Suite 301 in Easthampton, MA
31 Campus Plaza Rd. in Hadley, MA
221 Pine St., Suite 320 in Florence, MA

Our faculty have a wealth of experience delivering exactly the right program of lessons for each individual client: young children as they begin their music journey, highly dedicated professional musicians, adult learners who hope to bring more joy into their lives, and everything in between.

About the Instructors

Emily Schwitzgebel

Emily Schwitzgebel is a recent graduate of the College of Wooster where she received a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Theory and Composition, and is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree in Music Theory at UMASS Amherst. She serves as a Graduate Assistant for freshman music theory at UMASS, and has tutoring experience with topics related to Orchestration, Counterpoint, Post-Tonal Theory, and Tonal Theory.

Emily’s compositions have been selected for award under auspices such as “Women’s Works,” and “Golden Key International,” and have been premiered in Wooster, OH, Cincinnati, OH, and Ithaca, NY. She is a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, and has worked as a salaried music preparation specialist, formatting scores and instrumental parts for the Chicago Jazz Orchestra.

A violist with 11 years of experience, she performed for four years as a member of the Wooster Symphony Orchestra and Wooster Chamber Music Ensemble, and currently plays in the UMASS Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, she has played the piano for 16 years, and the guitar for 9 years.

Nina Gross

Nina has played in several symphonies including The Bronx Symphony, The Yale Symphony, and Georgia Philharmonic. She also enjoys chamber music, studio work, and improvisation.

Nina believes musical expression should be a right for every child. In her teaching, she seeks to establish a strong musical foundation and joyous relationship with music. She tries to meet each student where they are and takes an organic approach, incorporating ear work, body movement, music theory, and the language of emotion and musical expression.