Amanda is a native of Atlanta, GA and has recently relocated to Northern, VA. She holds a BM in Music Education from Columbus State University in Columbus Ga. While at Columbus she studied violin with Patricio Cobos and Manuel Diaz. While attending Columbus University she also played with a number of community orchestras including the Macon Symphony Orchestra, LaGrange Symphony, and Columbus Symphony Orchestra.
Upon Graduation she took a position in the Cobb County School System at Harmony Leland Elementary which at the time was a Bernstein Arts School. All students pre-k -5th grade participated in weekly violin classes.
Amanda later obtained her MM in Violin Performance from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. While at GSU she studied with Dr. Nancy Schector and Fia Mancini Durrett. Amanda was also in the Graduate String Trio and performed in a number of venues throughout Atlanta. Amanda also participated in Masterclasses with John Holloway performing solo Bach and chamber music with her string trio. While living in the Atlanta area Amanda was a First Violinist in the Cobb Symphony Orchestra.
After obtaining her Masters, Amanda relocated to Birmingham, AL where she taught privately in several Music Acadamies. While teaching at Dawson Music Academy she started a beginner orchestra for young players and taught private violin to students ages 3 to adult.
Amanda has been teaching beginner and intermediate students for over 13 years. Developing a positive relationship with students, as well as instilling a love for music and the violin, is a priority in her teaching.
Contact the office at 703-993-9889 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about Amanda.