My first priority is to my students. Through a tailored approach to their training, I help them create a professional identity in an increasingly competitive world with an emphasis on teachnique, relaxation, and efficient practice skills, and entrepreneurship.
Rictor Noren teaches violin, viola, chamber music, string fundamentals, and string pedagogy at the Boston Conservatory. He also teaches the New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory Division, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, the Prelude Music Academy, and the New World Symphony. Additionally, he has taught at the National String Workshop, the Longy School of Music, the Crowden School, Rocky Ridge Music Center, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Sapporo (Japan), and the University of Istanbul (Turkey).
Noren works with pre-college and college students nationally and internationally to achieve practical and professional outcomes. His collaborative approach emphasizes balance, goal setting, efficient practice techniques, musical development, and a hands-on approach to training. His work supports students overcoming technical barriers, conquering physical pain, and developing a professional identity.
Rictor Noren holds a B.M. from Indiana University, and an M.M. from the University of Wisconsin. Viola studies with Mimi Zweig, Abram Schernick. Violin studies with Joseph Gingold and Yuval Yaron. Chamber music studies with Rostislav Dubinsky, Janos Starker. Recitals in North America, Europe, and Japan. Orchestra engagements include the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Naples Philharmonic, Milwaukee Symphony, New York String Orchestra, and the American Sinfonietta.