Teaching Philosophy

At the center of my philosophy is that every student deserves an instrumental music education and can succeed. I do not believe in the idea that only some individuals are "gifted" in musical ability. ALL students can be taught to achieve a certain level of musicianship and it takes hard work to realize that potential.

My teaching style combines elements of the Suzuki Method as well as traditional methods with the overarching theme of Music Learning Theory (www.giml.org) . I focus on building a foundation of solid technique and on top of that building note reading skills, ear training and musicianship.




Link to Sylvia DiCrescentis' Performance Page

Link to Blackstone Valley String Quartet




Studio News

Students from my studio audition for festival orchestras every year. Here is a list of all of the students from Vivo Strings who have made it into these festival orchestras.


Jr. District Festival: Violin-Gabriel H., Viola-Mahathi G.


Jr. District Festival: Viola-Lanna W., Madison L., Korinna M., Olivia D. Violin-Sunny H., Athena W. Cello-Emily T.


Jr. District Festival: Viola-Lanna W. (Principal), Shanthni R., Madison L.

Vivo Strings is run by Sylvia DiCrescentis. Sylvia has over 10 years of teaching experience. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY. Sylvia has studied with Gerri Fogg, Tammy Kaye, Monica Vanderbaan and Marc Anderson. She freelances as a Violist and Violinist in the Worcester area and plays with the Reading Symphony Orchestra in Reading, MA.