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Diana Groll offers more than 30 years of music education and performance experience to her private woodwind students. A native of Watkins Glen, Groll started playing the clarinet in the fifth grade. From there she rapidly became a well-known regional performer, and toured Europe with a select group of high school musicians from across the United States. Groll is a clarinetist with the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, and performs with regional groups including the Cantata Singers and the Corning Area Community Concert Band. Groll holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music education from Ithaca College. She is an active member of the Finger Lakes community, and has been the volunteer director of her church choir for nearly 40 years. As a private instructor Groll teaches advanced clarinet lessons and also assists students with various auditions, including those for college. She has been a visiting lecturer in music at Corning Community College and has been nationally certified in music education through the National Board for Professional Standards.
Groll recently retired as instrumental music teacher from Watkins Glen High School, where she directed several ensembles, taught instrumental lessons, and taught classes in Music Theory. She also prepared students for NYSSMA competitions in all instruments and worked with the Artists in Residence Program, which allowed students to perform with professional artists. Groll and her husband Robert, a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty, live in Hector. They have two grown daughters and a spoiled black lab named Maya.