Rachel Fabulich, viola, violin, early childhood
Violist, Rachel Fabulich was born and raised in a small farming community in northern Illinois, where she was fortunate to be able to start playing violin and viola at a young age. As a performer she has played on stages across North America, Europe, and Japan. An avid Suzuki teacher, Ms. Fabulich has been a clinician at programs, institutes, and workshops around the country. She was a viola coordinator for the Suzuki Association of the Americas 2014 and 2016 Conferences and has served on the board of directors for the Suzuki Music Association of California, Los Angeles.
Rachel currently runs a private studio in the Boston MetroWest area and serves on the faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory School. She has also been on the faculties of the the Pasadena Conservatory of Music and Westridge School in Pasadena, CA, and the Music Institute of Chicago.
Ms. Fabulich has a Bachelor of Music degree in viola performance with a concentration in music in education from the New England Conservatory of Music. She earned a double Master of Music degree from Northwestern University School of Music in viola performance and string pedagogy. Rachel’s primary teachers have been Roland Vamos, Marcus Thompson, Lewis Rosove, and Ann Montzka-Smelser.
Rachel currently resides in Framingham, Massachusetts, with her husband, their twin daughters, and son.
Laura Williamson, viola, violin, early childhood
Laura Williamson lives in the Boston area and teaches violin and viola. She has done Suzuki teacher training with Carol Smith, Kirsten Marshall, and Lynn McCall.
Laura graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor’s degree in Viola Performance and Sociology in 2016. She is also a graduate of New England Conservatory where she earned a Master of Music degree under the tutelage of Marcus Thompson.
Laura has been playing regularly with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra since 2014 and has also performed and recorded with the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Cuba. She has spent summers in Breckenridge, CO with the National Repertory Orchestra, Green Mountain Chamber Music Institute, Round Top Festival Institute, the Brevard Music Center, and the Northern Lights Chamber Music Institute.
Laura has an active performing and teaching schedule and is currently on the faculty of New England Conservatory Preparatory School where she teaches violin and viola.