Teacher Spotlight

Nori Kalman

Violin Instructor

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Nori Kalman, violin instructor, received a Music Baccalaureate Diploma from the Arts Conservatory, Baia-Mare, Romania and her diploma in Instrumental Music in violin, (BM) from the Academy of Music “G.Dima”, Cluj, Romania. Following the Advanced Teaching Methodology of Violin exam, she was promoted to the rank of II level degree in Romania.

In addition to her years at the Lawrence Community Music School Ms. Kalman has taught at the Conservatory of Arts, Baia-Mare, Romania, and had private studios in Madison and Oshkosh. She currently performs with Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra, the Fox Valley Symphony, and is a substitute with the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra.

She has a traditional approach in teaching violin, adjusted to each student individually. Her primary goal is to make violin studies a unique experience which will enhance one’s everyday skills, such as determination and patience.

"If more people will embrace the passion of music, the world can become a better place."
— Nori Kalman

What is your favorite thing about working at the Community Music School?

The school’s mission and its learning environment.


What is one of your favorite quotes?

Kindness costs nothing but it means everything.


What is your favorite thing to do?

Being on the top of a mountain.


Who or what is your biggest inspiration?

Each student’s success


If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?

The mountains.


If you could play one instrument you are not able to play now, what would it be?



If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be and why?

No, thanks.


If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

Make Covid-19 disappear NOW!