“When I first came to Mrs. Pagon for lessons I was a beginning violinist just learning my scales. I am now a violist going to college for music, thanks to Mrs. Pagon’s wisdom and guidance. I would highly recommend her for violists of any level as she can help you reach your goals, and even reach for the stars beyond what you thought possible.”
—Jacob H, student, NJ
Judy began teaching violin and viola students shortly after her graduation from Eastman School of Music. She was an instructor at Jenkintown Music School , Baldwin School and Friends Central School in PA, and Wilmington Music School in DE for many years. She also taught individual lessons out of her home in NJ until her recent move to Maine.
Judy earned her NJ K-12 Music Education certification from Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ in 1993 and began teaching in Washington Township, NJ the same year. She served as director of the Bunker Hill Middle School string orchestra program for 12 years and the Washington Township High School Orchestra Program for 13 years, until her retirement in 2018. Under her guidance, the High School program grew to include approximately 100 students who played violin, viola, cello, bass or piano.
Judy also has extensive experience coaching chamber music. In addition to the schools already mentioned, she has worked with chamber groups at Philadelphia International Music Festival and Rowan University String Camp. She ran an annual chamber music festival in Washington Township and prepared approximately 25 student groups to perform each year.