Lessons

Alisa McCance Bieck

Instruments: Violin/Fiddle, beginning Piano, voice
Styles: Classical, fiddle, and beginning Suzuki
Teaching Locations: Williams Fine Violins
Background:  Bachelor of Music from Georgia State Univ.,  Privately teaching for twelve years. Professional violin and fiddle player.

 

 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

 

 

Additional Violin & Viola Teachers in the Nashville Area

 

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!

 

Melodie Chase

Instruments: Cello
Styles: Classical, Commercial
Teaching Locations: Williams Fine Violins
Background: Melodie is a freelance cellist in Nashville who spends most of her time on stage or in the studio. She has accompanied many artists including Eric Church at the CMT Artist of the Year Awards and Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings and Ben Rector at respective appearances at Ryman Auditorium. She loves being in the studio and writing parts with the artists she works with. Her cello can be heard on dozens of albums recorded since she moved to Nashville in 2009. You can learn more about Melodie on her website!

 

Kori Caswell

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

Contact: kori.e.caswell@gmail.com 
Background: Kori graduated from Belmont University in 2016 with a music performance degree. She has spent her time since graduating predominately playing bluegrass music in various bands, including her own. She also does freelance musical theater and classical work. Along with playing, she enjoys maintaining a private lesson studio. Kori has taught a large range of ages. She has helped middle school & high school students prepare for and achieve spots in mid-state and all-state orchestra, along with teaching retired students who want to take up bluegrass music as a hobby, and younger students interested in jazz. She’s passionate about sharing the gift of music and the bass! 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!

 

Additional Cello & Bass Teachers in the Nashville Area