Nashville Area Violin & Viola Teachers

Judith Ablon

Instruments: Viola (beginner-advanced), Violin (early)
Styles: Classical
Teaching Locations: East Nashville
Background: MM in performance (viola) I.U., BFA in performacne (violin) SUNY Purchase, violist with the Nashville Symphony
Contact:judith@ablon.com

Kelly Aus

Instruments: Violin & Viola (beginner-intermediate cello)
Styles: Classical, Contemporary, Worship
Teaching Locations: Franklin, Brentwood, Nashville area
Background: Bachelor of Music in Music Ed (instrumental & vocal) from Concordia College. Member of FM Symphony Orchestra, Huntsville Symphony, Sereno Strings and Journey Church. You can learn more about Kelly on her website!
Contact: ausome@gmail.com

Andrew Bailey

Instruments: Violin, viola
Styles: Traditional and Suzuki violin
Teaching Locations: Clarksville, TN
Background: Bachelor’s in Music Performance, currently working toward Master’s in Music Performance
Contact: Andrewbailey.violin@gmail.com

Jenny Bifano

Instruments: Violin & Viola
Styles: Classical, Suzuki, Trad, Audition Prep, Chamber Music Coach
Teaching Locations: At your home and around Nashville
Background: Stanford Suzuki training, taught students from age 4-94, has played with SanFrancisco Oper + Ballet Orch., SanFran & Los Angeles Film Recordings, Hollywood Bowl Orch, National Foundation for for the Arts Award
Contact: jenbifano@mac.com

Kysha Bradshaw

Instruments: Violin, Viola, Beginner cello
Styles: Suzuki, fiddle, Irish
Teaching Locations: Donelson
Background: Teaching since 1994, B.A. BYU, Suzuki training with Primrose
Contact: kyshabradshaw@gmail.com

Corrie Covell

Instruments: Violin, Piano (secondary)
Styles: Classical
Teaching Locations: Nashville, East Nashville, Brentwood
Background: BA music performance and ed. – Azusz Pacific University, MM violin performance – SanDiego State University, has worked with SanDiego Symphony, Julie Lee, and Sarah Masen. You can learn more about Corrie on her website!
Contact: corriecovell@gmail.com

Cheri Drummond

Instruments: Violin/Viola
Styles: Suzuki (traditional-advanced)
Teaching Locations: South Nashville/Brentwood
Background: Teaching since 1994, B.M & M.M., member of Murfreesboro Symphony.
Contact: cheridrummond@gmail.com

Melissa Edgington

Instruments: Violin
Styles: Suzuki, traditional
Teaching Locations: Bellevue
Background: Bachelor’s in Music Ed, Master’s in music (violin performance) a member of the Corwin Trio.
Contact: melissaedgington@att.net

Elizabeth Estes

Instruments: Violin
Styles: Fiddle, Suzuki
Teaching Locations: Home studio
Background: Suzuki training, bachelor of music
Contact: melissaedgington@att.net

Teresa Hargrove

Instruments: Violin (Viola), Piano
Styles: Standard musicianship and Literacy
Teaching Locations: Home Studio (Whispering Hills)
Background: Teaching since 1984, M.M. in violin performance (Florida State School of Music, U. of Ill., Blair School of Music)
Contact: cnthargrove@aol.com

Mary Catherine King

Instruments: Violin
Styles: Classical, Suzuki, Fiddle
Teaching Locations: Nashville
Background: Teaching since 2010, Suzuki certification 1-10, undergrad in Violin Perf. from East Carolina U, MA in violin performance from U of I.
Contact: marycatherinekingmusic@gmail.com

Kathy Kuhn

Instruments: Violin
Styles: Classical, Fiddle
Teaching Locations: Hendersonville, Donelson, Madison, Joelton
Background: Teaching since 1980, experiences at the Grand Ole Opry, Bluegrass festivals and with orchestras
Contact: KathyaKuhn@earthlink.net

Henry MacAfee

Instruments: Violin/Fiddle
Styles: Classical, Fiddle
Teaching Locations: Clarksville
Background: Teaching since 2004, Master’s – violin performance, Bachelor’s – composition
Contact: henry.macafee@gmail.com

Grace McCaw

Instruments: Violin & Beginner piano
Styles: Classical, Fiddle
Teaching Locations: East Nashville
Background: Classical violin performance minor from Belmont University, former member of the Belmont U. Symphony orchestra, member of Blair House Quartet, learn more about Grace at her website!
Contact:gracemccawmusic@gmail.com

Sarah Mitchell

Instruments: Violin/Fiddle, baby & toddler music (Suzuki)
Styles: Classical, Various fiddle types
Teaching Locations: Smyrna, Franklin, East Nashville
Background: BMusEd, MM String/Suzuki pedagogy, additional training in violin + baby/toddler & early childhood music, current member of Nashville Citizens Orchestra. You can learn more about Sarah here!
Contact: smitchell@nashvillesuzukimusic.com

Annalise Ohse

Instruments: Violin
Styles: Suzuki
Teaching Locations: East Nashville
Background: Teaching since 2008, Suzuki training books 1-10, BM University of Texas, MM Hartt School of Music, You can learn more about Annalise at her website!
Contact: annalise.ohse@gmail.com

Emma Otto

Instruments: Violin
Styles: Classical, fiddle
Teaching Locations: Jackson, TN (Union University)
Background: Music Ed. student at Union University, assistant concertmaster for Union University Orchestra, Manager, former concert master for Jackson Youth Symphony, member of Psallos (band), You can learn more about Emma at her website!
Contact: emmajoyotto@gmail.com

Andra Prewett

Instruments: Violin, viola, fiddle
Styles: Classical, Fiddle
Teaching Locations: Franklin, Home studio in Anntioch
Background: Teaching since 1999, B.M. viola performance, Suzuki teacher training books 1-5 (Kreitman, Carol Smith), sub for Green Bay Symphony Orchestra, ex-touring fiddle player, You can learn more about Andra here!
Contact: andraprewettmusic@gmail.com

Deena Rizkalla

Instruments: Violin, viola, beginner piano
Styles: Classical (Suzuki), fiddle
Teaching Locations: Wedgewood-Houston, Belmont, Berry Hill, Green Hills, Will Travel
Background: Bachelor’s of Music in Music Education, summa cum laude, Suzuki training through book 1, member of Nashville Music Scoring group, the Winter Birds, Reignite, and Barrage 8 Find out more at her website!
Contact: deenalexis@gmail.com

Parisa Sarfehjoo

Instruments: Violin & Piano
Styles: Pedagogical teaching, Suzuki Violin (Traditional)
Teaching Locations: Nashville, Brentwood
Background: Teaching since 2008, BM in classical violin from Belmont U., MM in violin pedagogy from Belmont U., Member of the Nashville Philharmonic, local freelance work
Contact: parisas10@gmail.com

Kami Lowe Weber

Instruments: Violin, Piano, Voice
Styles: Classical (Jazz & Irish Fiddling secondary)
Teaching Locations: Nashville
Background: Teaching since 1994, Bachelor of Music in performance and pedagogy, registered Suzuki violin 1-8
Contact: kamberlynlowe@gmail.com

Christine Whelchel

Instruments: Violin & Piano
Styles: Classical, Suzuki
Teaching Locations: Concordia Arts Academy, Thompsons Station
Background: Teaching since 1992, Suzuki Association Violin teacher trainin books 1-6, You can learn more about Christine here!
Contact: office@concordiaartsacademy.com

Crystal Plohman Wiegman

Instruments: Violin/Fiddle
Styles: Mixture of Suzuki violin mixed with Fiddle curriculum
Teaching Locations: Vanderbilt – Blair school
Background: Teaching since 1990, BS, Advanced Suzuki training, member of Fiddle Performance Group
Contact: c.plohman@vanderbilt.edu

Sasha Willis

Instruments: Violin, viola
Styles: Mixture of Suzuki violin
Teaching Locations: Contact for more information
Background: Contact for more information
Contact: (503) 863-6549