Roberta Guaspari

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Roberta Guaspari–Tzavaras
Born (1947-09-15) September 15, 1947 (age 67)
Rome, New York
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Roberta Guaspari (born September 15, 1947)[1] is an American violinist and music teacher in Harlem, New York.[2]

Early life[edit]

Roberta grew up in a working-class family in Rome, New York. She graduated with a music education degree from the State University of New York at Fredonia in 1969. She created a scholarship there in 2008.[3]


She co-founded Opus 118, a school of music that provides music instruction and teacher development.[4] A documentary film, Small Wonders (directed by Allan Miller),[5] and a movie, Music of the Heart (starring Meryl Streep as Roberta) [6] soon followed, depicting Guaspari’s struggle to keep music in the Harlem schools.


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