Rose Wodarcyk

Violin , Viola

Rose is a violist, teacher, and arts administrator based in Baltimore, Maryland. Originally wanting to play violin at the age of six, she was convinced by her mother to play viola, a less popular instrument that would allow for more opportunities. Being too young and inexperienced to even know what a viola was, she blindly took her mother’s advice and has been playing ever since. 

As an ensemble musician, Rose has performed as principal violist of the Peabody Chamber Orchestra. An experienced chamber musician, she was a member of the Mint Trio, a string trio that performed for various community organizations in the Baltimore area. Additionally, she was a member of the Peabody String Sinfonia, a conductor-less string orchestra with the mission of bringing healing and beauty to Baltimore residents in challenging situations. As well as being a regular performing member of Sinfonia, Rose served as Co-Director for the 2021-2022 season, a position which allowed her to explore her passion for arts administration and community engagement. As Co-Director, Rose created concert programs that blended both classical and popular music, facilitated Sinfonia rehearsals, recruited new members, and engaged with local community organizations to organize concerts. 

Rose has won awards in competitions sponsored by the American String Teachers Association, Arizona MusicFest, and the Youth Symphony of the Southwest in Mesa, Arizona. She has played in masterclasses for musicians including Katherine Murdock, Jeffrey Irvine, Atar Arad, Marina Thibeault, the Jasper String Quartet, and Rachel Barton Pine. Recent music festivals include Red Rocks Winter Chamber Music in Phoenix, Arizona, Credo Chamber Music at Oberlin Conservatory, and Domaine Forget International Music Academy in Québec, Canada.  

Rose also enjoys teaching viola and violin students. Her teaching style promotes student-led, independent learning, helping students to think critically and practice efficiently and thoughtfully. Besides teaching privately, she has served as a strings coach for the Young Artists Orchestra of the Peabody Preparatory, and has led sectionals with students of the Chandler Unified School District in Chandler, Arizona.  

Rose is the recipient of a Douglas Cox viola scholarship and plays on a Cox viola made in 2016. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Peabody Conservatory, where she studied with Victoria Chiang. While at Peabody, she was the recipient of the Grace Clagett Ranney Memorial Prize for her contributions in the area of chamber music, and the Azalia H. Thomas Prize, awarded to the instrumentalist who graduates with the highest grade-point average in Music Theory earned throughout the bachelor degree program.


Welcome to my private viola/violin studio! I help self-motivated, engaged violists and violinists express themselves through music they love and gain confidence in their playing. 

I love working with students who are excited and curious about music and bring lots of questions, suggestions, and ideas to their lessons. I aim to make lessons an engaging, interactive experience where we work together to achieve your goals.  

Playing an instrument requires as much mental ability as it does physical. In my teaching, I enjoy connecting these two elements—we will not only work on how to play correctly, but also learn why it works. This teaching style promotes critical thinking and develops the skill of efficient, thoughtful practice. 

In my studio, students enjoy a positive, encouraging environment where they can learn free of judgment. My own experience taking private lessons has heavily influenced this aspect of my teaching. As a student, I was very lucky to have incredibly supportive teachers who encouraged me to work hard and play at a high level, while also fostering my love for music. My goal is to provide the same balance for my own students.

Cecelia Prinkey          Alec Davis          Justine Koontz          Amanda Rogel         
Rose Wodarcyk          Eric Hiller          Hexing Xiao          Autumn England