Hillary T. Dumond

Violinist, Violist, Instructor


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Congrats Michael!

Posted by Hillary Tanaka on January 28, 2017 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (5)

Congratulations to Michael who made it into Western Districts!  All the hard work and practice paid off!  I am proud to announce that he moved up to the front-middle of the second violin section!

Violin Studio Updates

Posted by Hillary Tanaka on March 28, 2016 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The past few months have gone by like a blur with the new addition of a beautiful baby girl to our family. Athea Marie Dumond was born on December 21st, 2015 at 12:19pm. 5lbs 9 ozs.

She loves music and will close her eyes when she hears the violins.  I think it is time to begin teaching again. I can't wait to see all your smiling faces back soon! 


Posted by Hillary Tanaka on December 18, 2015 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

As many of you know, I will be expecting my daughter in the next few weeks and will be taking a break from lessons until mid to late February.  At this time, I will NOT be accepting new students.

Previous students who wish to continue study over this break may wish to contact a fellow violinist and teacher, MariJo Sherrill.  She is a graduate student at Umass Amherst studying under Elizabeth Chang.  Her phone number is (330) 904-0327 or email marijo.g.miller@gmail.com

Can't wait to resume teaching!  Have a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year!!!

School Snow Days

Posted by Hillary Tanaka on February 1, 2011 at 4:14 PM Comments comments (0)

Please read! Cancellation and Make-up Policy:

In the case of inclement weather and school snow days, lessons will still be held, however if you feel it i too dangerous to drive please call ASAP to reschedule.  

It is definitely a New England Winter- Enjoy the snow!

Lessons will resume September 13th.

Posted by Hillary Tanaka on September 9, 2010 at 1:49 PM Comments comments (0)

Now scheduling lessons for the school year-  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday slots are available.  Looking forward to an exciting year!


Posted by Hillary Tanaka on August 7, 2010 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Welcomed a beautiful baby boy named Chris this Friday, August 6th at 1:31pm. 6lbs 9oz and 20 inches long.  We are so excited!  Can't wait for you all to meet him.


Posted by Hillary Tanaka on June 21, 2010 at 7:09 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations on a great recital!  I am sooo proud of how hard you all worked and I am sure that everyone there was impressed with all your development since the last recital.  Keep up the great work!

Student Recital

Posted by Hillary Tanaka on June 5, 2010 at 3:58 PM Comments comments (0)

Come celebrate the achievements of your student at the year end recital.  Free and open to the public.  Reception to follow!  Invite all your friends and family!

Monday, June 14th


Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst

121 North Pleasant St.

Please make sure your student arrives at 6:15 to warm up. 

Parking is available on North Pleasant St, behind the church off of Kellogg Avenue, or in the Boltwood Parking Lot.

Reminder- rehearsals with Joan the pianist are scheduled for Tuesday, June 8th from 3:30-6:30 at my home studio and Sunday, June 13th from 5-8 at the church.