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Mica Poerio

Teaches: Viola, Violin

“I teach no two students the same way. I believe the teacher’s approach should rest mostly on the learning style of the student.”

M.M., NYU
B.A., Georgia State University

Mica is a member of the BSM violin faculty and conductor of the Preparatory Orchestra. He was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. Mica began playing the violin at the age of 11 and moved to New York City to pursue graduate studies at New York University. He has performed with the Atlanta Pops Orchestra and the Huntsville (AL) Symphony Orchestra.

Mica’s biggest joy is collaborating with his peers in the intimacy of playing chamber music. This experience has led to some of his most valued musical experiences. “I believe that music can be a very personal area of study, but it really shines as an art form in interpersonal settings.”

His major musical influences include violist Kim Kashkashian and violinist Jenn Jensen. He also loves popular music and movie music. “My Spotify playlist is pretty confusing to scroll through!”

As a teacher he takes a very individual approach. “I teach no two students the same way. I believe the teacher’s approach should rest mostly on the learning style of the student.”

In addition to music Mica also enjoys reading. “I also have an undergraduate degree in English. I love to write and read when I find time. I love science and am always trying to stay up to date with topical developments because I find science to be a very optimistic industry.”

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