St. Paul Violin Teacher

Eva is a St. Paul violinist who began her study at age 10, after hearing a recording of Heifetz playing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. She believes it is never too late to start an instrument, as it offers unlimited mental and social benefits. 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 four-part 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 at St. Croix Lutheran Academy, a parochial high school in West St. Paul. 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. These lessons were taken in compliment to Eva serving as a T.A. For Ginna Watson's violin classes. Eva is now a substitute teacher for these classes. 
Eva believes that being a student is a never-ending role, as there is always room to improve proficiency. To continue her education, Eva currently studies privately with Ray Shows, the first violinist of the Artaria String Quartet.