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.
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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.
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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.
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 opens her studio at the Indian Springs Academy welcoming students at all ages!
Ann Lin Baer
Originally from Beijing, China, Violinist CHANG JI holds her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, and both her Master of Music and Artist Diploma degrees in Violin Performance from the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music.
An active performer, Mrs. Ji has performed solo and chamber music recitals in Europe, Asia, and in many major US cities including National Repertory Orchestra - Breckenridge, Colorado, CCM Spoleto Festival i- Spoleto, Italy, the International Sommer Akademie at University Mozarteum - Salzburg, Austria, the Great Wall International Music Academy - Beijing, China, and the Cervo Music Festival - Cervo, Italy. Mrs. Ji has also performed in many US orchestras including two seasons with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, playing under some of the world’s great conductors as well as being mentored by members of the Chicago Symphony. Mrs. Ji is a member of the Lexington Philharmonic, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra and frequently performs with the Dayton Philharmonic.
A committed, inspiring, and professional teacher of Violin and Viola, Mrs. Ji has maintained a teaching studio of students at all levels for many years and is on faculty at Wright State University where she teaches a course in string pedagogy. She welcomes students at all levels, including beginning students.