Richard Schwabe, violin instructor and chair of the String Department for many years at the Colburn School’s Community School of Performing Arts, holds music degrees from the University of Southern California (BM) and the University of Michigan (MM). His teachers included some of the great pedagogues and performers of the 20th Century, including Paul Makanowitsky, Jakob Krachmalnick, and Louis Kaufman.
Mr. Schwabe’s broad experience in a variety of educational and performance settings provides him with a special perspective on string education for students ranging from beginners to pre-professional.
He has been a member of some of the major performing arts organizations in Southern California and was a founding member of the Marina Ensemble, a group dedicated to bringing chamber music to young audiences. He is also an alumnus of the Colburn School’s Community School of Performing Arts.