EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Daniel Dickson

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 ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Jonathan butler

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 EDUCATION DIRECTOR

EDUCATION DIRECTOR

Maya french

Maya French grew up in midcoast Maine studying Suzuki violin with Janet Ciano and later with Gilda Joffe through Bay Chamber Concerts.  She has had the opportunity to study and perform at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Orford Music Academy, Manchester Music Festival, Kneisel Hall, Interlochen String Quartet Seminar, Virginia String Quartet Seminar, and Kinhaven Music School.  Maya received her BMA in Violin Performance from Boston University in 2014 under the direction of Bayla Keyes. Currently she works as the founder and the Managing Director of Palaver Strings and is a violin faculty member at Bay Chamber Concerts Music School, and as an early childhood music teacher at The Opportunity Alliance and Youth and Family Outreach in Portland, Maine. In addition, Maya has worked as a Teaching Artist Fellow, Massachusetts Cultural Council and as a teaching artist fellow at Bridge Boston Charter School’s El Sistema-inspired strings program.  She is certified in as a teacher of the Suzuki Violin method and a method of early-childhood music education, Music Learning Theory. Maya is dedicated to using classical as a motive for social change and community building.