Juilliard mourns its go-to children’s teacher

Shirley Givens has died, aged 86.

A favourite with young kids and parents alike, she taught the children of violinists Pinchas Zukerman, Itzhak Perlman and Robert Mann, pianists Claude Frank, Lillian Kallir, Rudolf Firkusny and Jerome Lowenthal, and many more.

Shirley also taught at Peabody and Mannes and wrote a number of children’s books.

Fond memories?

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  • Pinchas says:

    She has left a wonderful legacy of theacing little ones
    Thanks shirley

  • Jory Vinikour says:

    A much admired teacher at Mannes during my time there.

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