Harmony Music House

Violin/Viola Lessons

Theresa Peterson - Violin/Viola

A lifelong violinist since age 3, Theresa was classically trained throughout her upbringing in Texas.  Picking up viola by age 10, she began playing viola professionally in classical quartets and playing violin in a band in her early teens, as well as teaching lessons on the weekends.  

Theresa's teaching style is flexible to each student's skills and interests, but often takes focus in technique, practice strategies and memorization strategies, so students learn how to practice and learn independently while building good habits.  A mostly classical foundation is provided, but students are encouraged to bring in their own material if they have interests in other styles of music and lessons can focus on any material the student desires.

 

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This teacher is available for off-site lessons

Andy Schiller - Violin/Fiddle

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Andy began his study of the Violin in 1982, and took Suzuki lessons from age 7 to age 17. Andy got his first electric guitar at age 13, and focused on rock songwriting and improvisation. A high-school interest in orchestration inspired him to study classical guitar performance. After performing in Carnegie Hall at age 19 (in 1995), Andy went on to earn a BA in Music Business/Arts Entertanment, with an instrumental focus on Electronic/Synthesizer Music from Siena Heights University. He has also studied privately with Sharon Isbin at the Aspen Music Festival, with Eliot Fisk at Hillsdale College, with Jason Vieux at Cleveland Conservatory, with Benjamin Verdery at the Hawaii Festival, and five years of private lessons with Ricardo Iznaoloa at the University of Denver. Andy has also lived in Rome, Italy and performed concerts as a resident solo artist with the Rome Festival Orchestra. He has also appeared as a soloist with the Adrian Symphony Orchestra. In the summer of 1995, Andy lived in Paris, France, studying language and Art History. In the summer of 1996, Andy lived in Sao Paulo, Brasil, informally studying and performing Samba music. He taught full time in Boulder for 15 years for Robb’s Boulder Music, and has also taught for the Colorado Music Festival and the Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts, and the famous Herb David guitar studio in Ann Arbor Michigan. Andy has been an Professor of Music at Siena Heights University as well as Adrian College.

Andy is a percussive fingerstyle acoustic artist, who adds electrtic guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, ukelele, fiddle, (or any other stringed instrument), as well as samples and loops to his pieces. He feels comfortable playing bluegrass or blues, metal or acoustic, Celtic or Brasilian, Classical or Postmodern. A band he is currently coaching, Locoboco, performs rock songs in Danish. His instrumental compositions have been chosen by playwrights, ad agencies, therapists, and compilations. He has released three CDs of solo acoustic guitar music. His latest, Horizons, was recorded by three-time Grammy winning producer, Tom Wasinger. Andy’s latest music video featuring acoustic percussive guitar “Behind Those Eyes” is featured on his YouTube channel. http://www.youtube.com/andyschiller. He is currently writing, performing, and recording songs at Epicenter Recording studios with Mike Binder and MGB Records.