Academy of Music

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ACADEMY HOURS

Monday-Friday    2:00pm-9:00pm

​Saturday             9:00am-6:00pm

Sunday               closed

 

For details about the Academy,

Contact Academy owner, Mrs. Sheila Vail

 

IndianSpringsAcademyofMusic@gmail.com

 

 

ACADEMY LOCATION

9690 Cincinnati- Columbus Rd.

Cincinnati, OH 45241

Tel: 513-779-7070

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Violin and Viola Teachers  

 

 

 

 

Eve Warner is an MTNA Certified Teacher of the Violin and RCM Certified Advanced Specialist on Violin. When she is not teaching, she contributes her expertise as an RCM College of Examiners, Strings Specialist, and an OMEA Solo & Ensemble Adjudicator. She holds memberships in ASTA, MTNA and NAfME and serves on both the OSTA board and Southwest Chapter of OMTA. She accepts into her private studio students age 5 and above from beginning to advanced level.

 

Mrs. Warner is a graduate of Cincinnati Country Day School and Miami University, where she graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Violin Performance.  She is past-concertmaster of the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Miami University Symphony Orchestra, as well as winner of the Miami University Concerto Competition.  Mrs. Warner attended several summers of orchestral performance training at the Brevard Music Center Summer Festival in North Carolina.  

 

She maintains one of Cincinnati’s most well-established and reputable teaching studios for over 25 years and enjoys preparing her students for successful performances year round.  Her students participate in OMEA contests, area youth symphonies, and the Royal Conservatory of Music Certificate Program assessments. She has also prepared students for successful careers as professional musicians.

 

She has performed in many Cincinnati area orchestras, including the Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra, Kentucky Symphony, and Middletown Symphony.  A frequent chamber music performer, Mrs. Warner’s primary professional focus is on her students and her career as a professional teacher of violin and viola.

Eve Warner
violin, viola
 
Marva Rassmussen
violin, viola, piano

Marva Rasmussen, violinist, is a certified Suzuki instructor and a licensed music educator in the state of Ohio.  She received Bachelor and Master of Music Education degrees from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, and taught elementary and middle school strings in the Kansas City and Olathe, Kansas public schools. 

Since moving to Cincinnati with her family many years ago, she has directed the chamber orchestra at Ursuline Academy, and founded the string program at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy.   

 

A committed and productive professional teacher, she has always maintained an active private studio; her students have consistently received superior ratings at music festivals and perform in many local ensembles.  An active participant in the Royal Conservatory of Music Certificate Program, Mrs. Rasmussen successfully prepares students for Performance certificate examinations.

She can be seen performing in the Cincinnati area in one of the 5 regional orchestras or as a member of La Chiesa String Quartet.

 

Originally from South Korea, Ms. SooHyun Kim earned PRP (Performance residency program), which focused on performance, at Carnegie Mellon University. She holds her master degree in violin performance from University of Texas at Austin and bachelor degree in music performance in Korea.

 

Ms. Kim was chosen as a new young artist and presented debut recital at Sejong art center in Korea. As a soloist, she played with KyungHee philharmonic orchestra, Prime philharmonic orchestra, and Russian national orchestra. She also played regularly with Euroasian philharmonic orchestra and Seoul youth orchestra. She won several prizes including 1st Prize of KyungHee University competition and 3rd prize of Baroque chamber Music competition.

 

A committed and professional instructor, Ms. Kim has been teaching throughout her education. She welcomes students of all ages, from the  beginning level to advanced repertoire. She is also a Suzuki certified teacher and trained for Book1 and Book2.  An active participant in the Royal Conservatory of Music Certificate Program, Mrs. Kim successfully prepares students for Performance certificate examination.

Soo Hyun Kim
violin
 
Luke Coan
violin

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Luke Coan earned his Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music.  His teachers include Won-Bin Yim, Ioana Missits, Peter Otto, and Mark Dumm of the Cleveland Orchestra.  An active chamber musician he has coached with the Ariel String Quartet and the Cavani String Quartet.

 

Mr. Coan is founding member of the Areopagus String Quartet which performs in weddings, events, and recitals in the Cincinnati area.  He has also performed with local orchestras such Queen City Chamber Opera, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Owensboro Symphony, Middletown Symphony and others.  Summer festival performances have taken him to Spoleto Italy, Connecticut, and Vermont.

 

An active, professional teacher, Mr. Coan has been teaching since high school and has found it to be one of his greatest passions!  He is a patient, committed and creative teacher that is dedicated to his students and cares deeply for their growth in music and life.

 

A Cincinnati based violinist and teacher, Ms. Uhimchuk earned her Masters of Music in performance from the University of North Texas with Dr. Felix Olschofka and Cynthia Roberts (the Juilliard School) in 2016, and her Bachelors of Music in performance and musicology in 2014 from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with Dr. Won-Bin Yim and Dr. Mary Sue Morrow.  Until 2018, she lived in Massachusetts studying with renowned soloist, chamber musician, and pedagogue, Sharan Leventhal, and performing with the Orchestra of Indian Hill and the Concord Players.  Ms. Uhimchuk has attended numerous festivals including, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, the National Orchestral Institute where she performed in masterclasses with Jennifer Ross and Amy Oshiro-Morales, and Wintergreen Performing Arts Academy, where she performed in master classes with Frank Almond, Elizabeth Adkins, Joseph Conyers, and Ann Marie Brink

 

An active chamber musician, Ms. Uhimchuk has performed with groups throughout the U.S. and Europe in such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Duomo di Spoleto, and for His Royal Highness Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, at the Greenville Scottish Games in South Carolina.  She has studied chamber performance with the Ariel String Quartet (winners of the Fischoff Competition) in 2006, the Grammy-nominated St. Petersburg String Quartet, and Nathan Olson co-concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.  While in Texas she performed with the Odysseus North Texas Chamber Orchestra when they won third place in the American Prize Competition for Professional Orchestras.

 

Since returning to Cincinnati, Ms. Uhimchuk has had the honor of playing with ensembles throughout Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky, including Ohio Light Opera, Richmond Symphony, and the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, as well as touring groups including Celtic Woman, the Gentri Trio, and Cirque du Soleil.

 

Ms. Uhimchuk is a registered Suzuki teacher through book two, completing the coursework under Charles Krigbaum and Diana Volodka Staggs, and had the honor of studying pedagogy at CCM with Kurt Sassmannshaus.  In Texas, she taught privately in the Carrolton Farmers Branch ISD and the Lewisville ISD.  In addition to her position at the Indian Springs Academy, Ms. Uhimchuk is currently a teacher for the Benjamin Carlson-Bernes Scholarship, whose mission is to provide classical music lessons to underserved youths. A supportive and nurturing teacher, Ms. Uhimchuk believes that creating a strong technical base and an arsenal of problem-solving tools gives her students the means to express their individual musicality.  She has observed that an involved family produces happier, more successful young musicians, and encourages parents to be involved in all lessons, practice sessions, and performances.

 

In addition to music, Beth enjoys running and backpacking with her husband, Alistair, and dog, Soska.

Beth Uhimchuk
violin