Martin started playing violin at age 9 and quickly found that he loved to play any stringed instrument he could get his hands on--including a sanxian (3-stringed Chinese lute) he picked up and performed on during a recent trip to China. He says, "Ever since I played my orchestra challenge...
Andi Ridings is a violinist and cellist originally from Saint Louis, MO. Ever since she can remember, Andi has had music coursing through her body and couldn't resist singing and dancing to just about any type of music when she was growing up. She started playing the violin...
Clare Larsen is a violin teacher and musician based in Seattle, WA. Clare's interest in music began early on and originally started on the piano at age 8. She joined middle school and high school band on the euphonium where she was selected for honor band multiple times. In addition,...
Ever since he started playing violin at 6 years old, Connor has had a passion for improving and exploring the many wonders that music has to offer. Connor earned his education from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts and Central Washington University in WA state.
His instruction involved numerous...
Lydia developed a passion for music at an early age. She was admitted to music school when she was 6 years old, where she studied violin, piano, music theory and played in various quartets and orchestras. She enjoys many different styles of music, but her main focus is learning classical...
About Charlotte Gilbert
, Bass Guitar
From bluegrass Hopper family to Honor Band, Choir, and Orchestra, Charlotte has a broad-range of musical heritage and experience. Charlotte played bass guitar and sang with her famous fiddling sister Jana Jae and backed up Jana and Buck Owens with her band. Combining country, rock, and pop, she had several...
Barbara is a musician that recently moved to Seattle from Italy. She started learning violin at young age. Her grandmother was a piano teacher and she has always been surrounded by music and musicians. She attended the Conservatory of Milan between 1992 and 1995, graduating in Music Theory and Complementary...
For many of us, we can trace the birth of our love and passion for music to a single moment. Something we experienced, saw, or heard flicked a switch sending us on this incredible journey through the world of music. For Evan, that switch was flicked when his 3rd grade...
Susan Alexander, Violin, Viola, Cello teacher was one of those kids who could not sit still and learned quickly. She began violin in school in the 4th grade and played through 7th grade, when the cello looked appealing. The following year, her teacher thought she might like to...
Mia DiLuzio earned a Bachelor's degree in Music Performance from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She has studied violin for since 1995. Mia served as the concert master for three years with the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Orchestra and has earned scholarship position in the Chancellor's quartet for three years....
Sharon Ford has been playing violin for over 20 years and is still learning! She grew up in Virginia and graduated from Shenandoah Conservatory in with a degree in Music Therapy. During that time she studied violin, guitar, piano and picked up the banjo. She's been an avid...
Cello and Violin Teacher Douglas Yassen is a Seattle-based musician. He is originally from Texas and moved to Seattle to further pursue his music career. Douglas teaches cellists and violinists ranging from beginners to advanced students. He has worked in the Lubbock and Allen ISD's in Texas working as a...