Viola teachers

Our Viola teachers define Lessons In Your Home. We are a tight-knit family of world-class Viola instructors that is passionate about teaching.  We aim to make learning music fun and to have the absolute best student/teacher relationship possible.

We invite you to review our Viola instructors below and find the best fit for your family or you can contact us and we’ll pair you with the best Viola teacher available after speaking with you.

Meet Our Viola Teachers

Phoenix Abbo
Instrument(s): Viola, Violin City: Dallas
Phoenix Abbo

Phoenix Abbo is a performing violinist and private string teacher of the North Texas area. Growing up in Dallas with a family of string players, Phoenix has been exposed to music his entire life, so it was only natural for him to become a musician, too. He first began learning...

Jennifer Aikey
Instrument(s): Bass, Cello, Guitar, Viola, Violin, Mandolin City: Atlanta
Jennifer Aikey

Mrs. Jennifer Aikey (last name pronounced eye-key) started her musical journey at the age of 10 when starting violin through the Richmond County Orchestra program in Augusta, GA, her hometown. At the age of 12, she picked up the guitar and began writing songs, and has been a singer-songwriter ever...

Susan Alexander
Instrument(s): Bass, Cello, Viola, Violin City: Seattle
Susan Alexander

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...

Jillian Baggett
Instrument(s): Viola, Violin City: Atlanta
Jillian Baggett

A native of Rochester, New York, Jillian has been playing violin since the fourth grade, fostering her skills via the Suzuki method ever since. Jillian has a vast amount of experience performing and gigging both locally and nationwide, including participation in all-state and all-county orchestras throughout high school and in...

Rachel Barron
Instrument(s): Cello, Viola, Violin City: Houston
Rachel Barron

Rachel began her music career as many kids do, in sixth grade when most are offered an elective. She knew she loved the cello early on, and worked hard with her teachers to advance into Texas Region and All State Orchestras. Throughout those years, she received scholarships to attend North...

Abigail Bracewell
Instrument(s): Piano, Viola, Violin City: Houston
Abigail Bracewell

Originally from North Carolina, Abigail Bracewell is an active piano and violin teacher and performer currently centered in Houston, Texas. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro under Marjorie Bagley. She recently finished her Master of Music degree in Performance...

Annalisa Brawdy
Instrument(s): Piano, Strings, Viola, Violin, Voice City: Orlando
Annalisa Brawdy

Annalisa Brawdy has been singing for over 20 years, professionally for the past 8. Her musical training began with the St. Louis Symphony Children's Choir and continued with voice and viola into high school. She earned accolades such as All-County, All-State and Outstanding Musician, and Superior ratings for both vocal...

Leanna Butler
Instrument(s): Piano, Viola, Violin City: Dallas
Leanna Butler

Born in Illinois, Leanna began studying the piano at age 6 and violin at age 8. She continued her education with violin attending the University of North Texas concentrating in music education. Wanting a change in her life, Leanna then decided that she wanted to pursue the viola. She is...

Jonah Byrne
Instrument(s): Viola, Violin City: Seattle
Jonah Byrne

Jonah Byrne has been playing violin for over 25 years, teaching, performing, recording, and composing in a wide variety of styles. He started playing the violin at age six when his mother inherited an old violin from her great uncle and wanted to keep a family tradition alive. Jonah was...

Emily Cantrell
Instrument(s): Strings, Viola, Violin City: Washington, DC
Emily Cantrell

Emily is a violist and teacher newly returned to the DC metro area. A recent graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Emily holds a Masters of Music in Performance and Literature. During her time in Rochester, she performed as a member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Ossia New Music...