ST. PAUL VIOLIN LESSONS
Available: 3:00-5:00 Tuesday. 3:00-9:00 Thursday. 11:00-3:00 Saturday.
Stacey is originally from York, PA. She attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania and received a B.S in Music education in 2011. While in college, she had the opportunity to perform as concertmaster for a concert with the Pittsburgh Symphony Chamber Orchestra, study abroad for a several weeks in Vienna, Austria, and maintain a private violin studio. After college, Stacey was an active performer and educator in southeastern Pennsylvania, performing violin in various musicals with school districts, winter concerts with Christian recording artist Frances Drost, and an opera with Opera Lancaster. She became a general music and 6th grade chorus teacher in 2012 in Gettysburg, PA and began attending music education conferences and workshops.
For two years, Stacey was the second violinist in the Carlisle String Quartet, and performed weddings in the Pennsylvania/Maryland area. She also temporarily gigged with a Gettysburg-based classic rock band called The Willys. While teaching at the middle school, Stacey also taught private violin lessons. She has always had a passion for singing and learning different instruments. Classical, folk, bluegrass, rock, pop, and Irish music are some of her favorite styles to perform in and enjoy.
Stacey moved to St. Paul, MN in the summer of 2016 and is working on continuing her music education. She is a member of the Saint Paul Civic Symphony and Chorus Polaris. Stacey is happy to work with students of all ages and ability levels, and has experience tailoring lessons to students’ specific needs. She aims to help you on your musical path, wherever it takes you!
Available: 3:00-9:00 Tuesday, and 5:30-9:00 Wednesday.
Background and Teaching Methods
Eva is a St. Paul violinist who began her study at age 10. She believes it is never too late to start an instrument, as it can offer unlimited mental and social benefits to anyone and everyone.
Eva attended Hamline University in Saint Paul, Mn, where she participated in the orchestra, violin masterclasses, and many chamber ensembles. In the orchestra, Eva held principle and concertmaster positions and performed as a featured soloist. For solo work, Eva was honored to play in a masterclass with Weigang Li, the first violinist of the Shanghai String Quartet. Eva's collaborative projects have included: violin-duets, Beethoven Violin Sonatas, and string quartets. Eva enjoys the collaborative aspects of music most of all. The synergistic experience of playing music with others and sharing its natural expression is more fulfilling than anything else.
Eva earned her BA in Music, with a minor in psychology, in 2016. Since graduation, Eva has been teaching beginning violin lessons, and coaching chamber music. Eva is continually inspired by her students: their eagerness to learn, the perseverance they find in the face of challenge. To guide her studio violin students, Eva uses an eclectic approach to teaching - one that mixes Kodaly and Suzuki techniques, as well as techniques she learned in her weekly pedagogy lessons at Hamline University.
Available: 4:30-8:30 Thursdays.
Alexandria Mueller a composer and violist currently living in St Paul. Alexandria earned a BA in Music from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where she majored in music with an emphasis in composition and Suzuki Pedagogy. She is a certified Suzuki instructor of violin and viola. Alexandria has been teaching private lessons since 2008, and has worked with students ages 4 through adult.
Alexandria was a teaching assistant for the Stevens Point Area Public School District's summer orchestra camp, and started teaching lessons privately in 2008 (violin and viola). She was a faculty instructor in the continuing education department at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where she taught private lessons for violin and viola. Alexandria also taught lessons through the Suzuki department. She taught composition as part of the Very Young Composers Project.