Heather Heather is a passionate music educator with a wealth of performance and teaching experience. A native of South Carolina, she earned her degree in Violin Performance from the University of South Carolina with an additional emphasis in classical voice. She has performed with numerous orchestras in South Carolina such as the SC Philharmonic, Greenville Symphony, Augusta Symphony, Rock Hill Symphony, Long Bay Symphony, Aiken Symphony, North Charleston Pops, and others. She performed as a soloist with the touring show Violins of Hope and, during college, played in masterclasses for violinists such as David Kim, Angelo Xiang-Yu, and Daniel Chong. Her chamber groups have performed in masterclasses with the Parker Quartet and Verona String Quartet, and she is an alumna of the Brevard Music Center summer music festival.
As a teacher, Heather is experienced at working with students of all ages and skill levels, and she is happy to help students prepare for auditions or exams. She has worked in orchestra settings in schools, taught at the University of South Carolina String Project, and assisted with many summer camps and youth orchestra programs. She has been privately teaching violin since 2016 and her students have achieved leadership positions in youth, regional, and state orchestras.
When she is not playing or teaching violin, Heather enjoys the art of singing. She is an accomplished choral musician who also works with children’s choirs, leading her choral students to perform alongside pit orchestra at live productions of The Nutcracker ballet. She sang in the premiere of Michael Abels’ At War With Ourselves alongside the Kronos String Quartet, and she has worked extensively as a cantor in sacred music settings. Since moving to the Bay Area, she has loved singing in the choir at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church in San Francisco.
Heather deeply believes in every child’s ability to succeed in music when they are taught commitment, determination, and daily devotion to building their abilities. She is an enthusiastic and encouraging teacher who is excited to guide students in their musical growth, and she is so excited to be teaching at Bravo!