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B.A., Earlham College; M.A., University of Chicago

Paula Zeitlin
Senior Music Performance Faculty in Jazz Violin

Teach jazz violin and viola improvisation, coach small jazz ensembles and jazz string ensemble; perform with jazz duo and jazz quintet PZQ; enjoy all styles.

I teach jazz violin and viola as well as coach Wellesley BlueJazz small combos including BlueJazz Strings.  Founding member of Western Swing band Western Omelet and the Underground Jazz String Quartet, and have played and recorded with various bluegrass, folk, country, Latin and jazz groups over the last three decades. Studied jazz improvisation with Matt Glaser, Charlie Banacos, and Hal Crook. Have taught jazz theory and harmony, ear training, and jazz string history.  Leader: Paula Zeitlin Quintet (PZQ), and freelance violin/viola in styles from fiddle to jazz. 

I enjoy working with students to bring their musical backgrounds and interests (classical, rock, fiddle, pop, concert band, etc.) to create and arrange music for small jazz ensemble, as well as develop improvisation and performance skills.

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