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  Violin and Viola Teachers  




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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.

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Eve Warner
violin, viola
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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.

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Luke Coan

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.

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Ann Lin Baer, violin    -   Born in Cincinnati, Mrs. Baer attended the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Preparatory Program studying both piano and violin.

A magna cum laude graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, Mrs. Baer has been an active member of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra since 1995. She has also performed as the second violinist in the Dayton Philharmonic String Quartet since 2002. Mrs. Baer was an Associate Violinist with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra for 15 years.


She is a former member of the Lancaster Festival Orchestra and has performed with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and the Ohio Valley Symphony. 

As a dedicated teacher, Mrs. Baer considers teaching a significant and precious part of her professional life. Having had Cincinnati area teachers who were inspiring musical and personal role models, Mrs. Baer strives to pay forward the many joys of studying the violin. Mrs. Baer has been teaching violin students in the Mason area since 1995 and was also an artist in the School Partners with Artists Reaching Kids program in Dayton for 14 years. Her students are consistently successful in OMEA and Mason High School orchestra auditions, and some have gone on to pursue degrees in music education. 


She maintains her studio at the Indian Springs Academy welcoming students at all ages!

Ann Lin Baer
violin, theory

A prize-winning violinist Dan Qiao is completing her DMA degree at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Timothy Lees. An active performer of both solo and chamber music her past performances include Rencontres Musicales Internationales de Graves, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.


An experienced teacher Ms. Qiao teaches all levels, beginning through advanced, embracing both traditional and Suzuki methods always incorporating secure foundational skills and efficient practice techniques. Ms. Qiao’s teaching focus is to inspire her students to excite their learning and love of music. 

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Dan Qiao
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Gabriella Erbacher
Gabriella Erbacher,
voice, violin, piano, theory

Gabriella Erbacher


Gabriella Erbacher, mezzo soprano, received her Bachelor’s of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from Wright State University. A native of the Dayton area, Miss Erbacher performs in chamber concerts at the Troy Hayner Center, as well as local opera productions. She enjoys singing as a member of Musica, Dayton’s Chamber choir, and is currently studying with Dr. Alison Acord, chair of the vocal department at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Aside from her work as a vocal soloist, she enjoys composing music and has had her original compositions performed by a local composers’ group, COCOA.


Miss Erbacher is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and professional teacher of music who has maintained a full teaching studio since the beginning of her undergraduate study. Working with students ages 5 – 60+ she teaches voice, violin, viola, piano, guitar, bass guitar and ukulele. As a singer with an instrumentalist background, Miss Erbacher understands the value of skilled musicianship and includes fundamental and foundational skills in her teaching curriculum. For students wishing to participate, she will include preparation for the RCM Certificate Program providing goal-based direction, especially helpful for developing students. 


Miss Erbacher’s teaching repertoire includes all musical styles including popular to keep students current, motivated and engaged. For those students wanting to enrich their program, Gabriella offers a combined study program of Violin & Voice. 

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