Private Teachers at Williams Fine Violins:

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 Briana Murphy

Instruments: Violin/Fiddle
Styles: Classical, Old-time, Country, Jazz
Teaching Locations: Williams Fine Violins
Background: Bachelor of Arts from Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA. Master of Music in Classical Violin Performance from Belmont University in Nashville, TN. You can learn more about Briana on her website!


Lauren Saks

Instruments: Violin/Fiddle
Styles: Classical and fiddle Teaching Locations: Williams Fine Violins
Background: Master of Music in Commercial Music Performance from Belmont University; Bachelor of Arts in Violin Performance from Denison University. Professional violin and fiddle player. You can learn more about Lauren on her website!
Contact: lauren@williamsfineviolins.com


Deidre Vaughn Emerson

Instruments: Cello
Styles: Classical
Teaching Locations: Williams Fine Violins
Background:  Bachelor of Music from Birmingham-Southern College in cello performance, MM from University of Houston in cello performance, Principal cello with Nashville Praise Symphony, Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra, Cool Springs Symphony Orchestra, and Christ Presbyterian Church.  Cello faculty at Tennessee State University. You can learn more about Deidre here!


Kori Caswell

Instruments: Double Bass
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Bluegrass
Teaching Locations: Williams Fine Violins, Will Travel

Contact: kori.e.caswell@gmail.com 
Background: Since graduating from Belmont University in 2016 with a degree in music performance, Kori has spent her time predominately as a freelance bassist. She plays live music and records bluegrass, jazz, and classical styles. She also enjoys maintaining a small private lesson studio for a large range of ages. She has helped middle and high school students prepare for and achieve spots in Tennessee Mid-state and All-state orchestra. She also welcomes adult learners, those who want to take up bluegrass music, or students interested in learning jazz foundations. You can learn more about Kori on her website!


Mike Gaisbacher

Instruments: Double Bass
Styles: Jazz, Bluegrass, Old-time
Teaching Locations: Williams Fine Violins
Background: A native of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Mike’s dive into music began on the drum set in high school, and transitioned to the upright bass during his first year at the Jazz Studies Program at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio. Soon his passion for the bass, along with incredible dedication and perseverance, lead him to being accepted at Berklee College of Music with a partial scholarship award after only a year and a half of his bass studies. Transferring to Berklee in September 2013, he was catapulted into the world of acoustic music including bluegrass and old-time, as well as his continued study of Jazz. You can learn more about Mike on his website!


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Violin & Viola Teachers in the Nashville Area

Cello & Bass Teachers in the Nashville Area