FRAMINGHAM – The residents at Heritage at Framingham Senior Living took advantage of the beautiful, record breaking weather today, Feb. 24, by enjoying their favorite entertainment, Vio-Lynne outside.
Heritage Marketing Director, Lynne Canavan (who is also a professional violinist) is often seen walking the halls of Heritage (or outdoor walking paths) playing her violin for the residents.
Canavan received her undergraduate degree in violin performance from The University of Lowell, Massachusetts, and master’s degree in management from Lesley College. She has studied violin with Alfred Schneider and Joseph McGauley of The Boston Symphony, and John Lowry, now associate concertmaster of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as Virginia Neikrug.
She has been a freelance violinist in the New England area for over 20 years, performing with The Civic Symphony of Boston, Cape Ann Symphony, New Hampshire Philharmonic, Indian Hill Orchestra, the Concord Symphony, the Claflin Hill Symphony, and Worcester Symphony Orchestra.
She is currently Assistant Director of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute Orchestra and chamber music coach for the Medwin Honor’s String Quartet. Among her many past accomplishments, Lynne has taught traditional and Suzuki violin at The Westford Suzuki School and at Indian Hill Arts in Littleton.
She also successfully designed and implemented a pilot string program for the Billerica Public School system.
In addition to her classical music endeavors, she also enjoys performing as a strolling violinist for memory impaired residents in assisted living communities throughout the Boston area.
She is an amazing asset to our Heritage family as well as an accomplished violinist.
All of us at Heritage at Framingham and Mary Ann Morse are very proud of her and honored to have her perform, said Deanna Lefrancois, who oversees marketing and communications.