Savannah's Violin Studio
About the Studio...
Serving Northern Virginia with Christian Music Education for students pre-kindergarten through high school.
The Philosophy of Savannah’s Violin Studio is unique. I operate based on the beliefs that:
- A student’s musical journey is a pursuit of God-glorifying excellence as a musician and as a person.
- Music has the unique ability to holistically form the body, mind, and soul of children and thus impacts their ability to grasp Biblical principles of truth, worship, and service.
- Private violin instruction is a tool that allows for the practical application of Biblical principles while also facilitating meaningful relationships through student-parent-teacher interaction and other collaborative forms of music.
Learning music in this way requires the full investment of student, parent and teacher. It is my hope that everything we spend our time doing contributes to building a working relationship grounded on the foundation of faith, creativity, discovery, adaptability and joy. Every child’s journey looks a little bit different, and it is my job as a teacher to carefully guide them through the process of becoming a competent and well-rounded musician while also developing strong Christian character.
Savannah Kari is a violinist and instructor who is passionate about sharing the joy of music with young children. She bases her teaching philosophy on the belief that a student’s musical journey is the pursuit of God-glorifying excellence as a musician and as a person. In over ten years of teaching experience, Savannah has cherished the unique opportunity offered through music education to create meaningful relationships with students of all ages through private and group instruction. Using music as a powerful catalyst for mental, spiritual, and relational growth, her most rewarding experience has been the privilege of watching children develop in their musical talent and walking alongside them as they blossom into the people God created them to be.
Savannah began her violin instruction under the tutelage of Marilyn O’Boyle, a master teacher of Suzuki violin, and later went on to study classical repertoire with internationally-recognized soloists Ruxandra Marquardt and Elizabeth Larson-Freeman. An active and enthusiastic chamber and orchestral musician, Savannah has performed with quartets, quintets, and trios, as well as numerous orchestras, including the Albuquerque Youth Symphony, NM All State Orchestra, Albuquerque Philharmonic Orchestra, Eastern Music Festival Orchestra, and Biola Symphony Orchestra.
Savannah currently serves as a regular sub for Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, and also plays with Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic and the Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia. She is the K-8 Orchestra Director and Private Lesson Coordinator for Immanuel Christian School, and also maintains a thriving private studio. Savannah holds a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and Music from Thomas Edison State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Biola University’s Conservatory of Music.