Carabo-Cone [Carabo], Madeleine
- Valerie Anne Baker
(b Paris, cJune 2, 1916; d Westchester, NY, Aug 14, 1988). American violinist and music educator born in France. Born of Russian immigrants, she showed talent for playing the violin at an early age and earned a scholarship to Juilliard. She was the first woman violinist in the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, and gave the premières of several compositions with Harold Cone, a concert pianist whom she married in 1945. Carabo-Cone developed her general music methods while teaching music classes at Carnegie Hall during the 1950s, and she disseminated them through a series of workshops and graduate courses as a guest lecturer at major universities during the 1960s and 1970s. Her sets of materials and practices were designed to create a stimulating environment in which children could immerse themselves in musical symbols, specifically by familiarizing themselves with and personalizing unfamiliar notation. She stressed the use of multiple modes of learning (auditory, visual, and kinesthetic) to engage the whole child and strengthen connections in different parts of the brain. She authored several books, including ...