Ms. Kira Hall has enjoyed a diverse and passionate performing and teaching career in the greater NYC area for over a decade. Her performing schedule has taken her to every major concert hall in New York City, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Weill Recital Hall, and Symphony Space as well as culminating in performances with pop star Sarah McLachlan and solo performances with the Rockland Summer Institute orchestra.
She holds both an Artist Diploma and Master’s Degree from New York University as well as a BS in violin performance and a minor in psychology from Mannes College of Music where her primary teachers included Ann Setzer, Sally Thomas, Yi-Wen Jiang (Shanghai String Quartet), Claudia Schaer, and Amy Barlow. She has also participated in masterclasses with Daniel Phillips, Eszter Haffner, Cho-Liang Lin, Pamela Frank, and Ida Kavafian, and has worked with a wide range of chamber music coaches throughout the years with luminaries in the music world such as Ann Setzer, Peter Prosser, Chin Kim, Gena Raps, Jeffery Swan and members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic.
As a passionate and dedicated educator of over 15 years, She has served as an adjunct professor at New York University as well as on the faculties of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and Montclair Music Studio. Members of her private teaching studio have been accepted to such storied institutions as LaGuardia High School School for the Performing Arts, New Jersey Youth Symphony, and ensembles such as Chicago University’s Chamber Orchestra. They have also received perfect scores at NYSSMA. She completed her Suzuki teacher training at NYC’s School for Strings, where she honed her teaching skills under the tutelage of Allen Lieb and Ekaterina Gerson.
To supplement her violin pedagogy training, she completed both units 1 and 2 of Michiko Yurko’s Music Mind Game Teacher Training in 2012. This innovative way of teaching music theory allows children as young as three to begin learning the basic skills that are required of all musicians in a developmentally appropriate and enjoyable way.
In Ms. Hall’s free time, she founded a now four-thousand-member social group on the popular networking site Meetup.com. In 2012, she was invited to speak in front of the company and meet CEO Scott Heifermann. She has also served as on the volunteer guild of the American Classical Orchestra and previously served as a development intern for the American Symphony Orchestra. She also enjoys reading, scuba diving, and spending time with her husband, son, and four cats.