French and LTStrings
(802) 867-5717 x142
Education: BS, Nancy, France; MS, Ecole Normale de Montigny-Les-Metz, France
French native François Sécordel emigrated to the United States in 1996. He later moved to Vermont and has been a faculty member of the Long Trail School in Dorset, Vermont since 2004. François became an American citizen in 2015. François began his violin studies in France at age 10. In France, he played with numerous chamber orchestras and performed frequently with choruses specializing in works before 1750. He continues pursuing his passion for the choral repertoire as a member of the choral societies in Keene, NH and Bennington, VT. François has performed for numerous productions at the Dorset Playhouse. He has been a member of the Sage City Symphony of North Bennington for ten years and is presently Principal Second Violin. François performs locally throughout the Shires of Vermont and in Cambridge, NY and Williamstown, MA. In addition to his full-time teaching position as French teacher at the Long Trail School, he has served as the conductor of the school's string orchestra. François recently completed the Suzuki Unit 4 Violin course at the Green Mountain Suzuki Institute and is looking forward to furthering his studies next summer, when he will complete Violin Unit 5. Mr. Secordel is dedicated to the Suzuki philosophy and maintains teaching studios in Bennington and Manchester, VT and in Williamstown, MA.