Savannah's Violin Studio
About the Studio...
Christian Music Education for students pre-kindergarten through high school.
The Philosophy of Savannah’s Violin Studio is somewhat 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 began her violin instruction in 2005 under the tutelage of Marilyn O’Boyle, a master teacher of Suzuki violin. In 2014, she went on to study classical repertoire with internationally-recognized soloist Ruxandra Marquardt. She served as a first violinist in the Albuquerque Youth Orchestra and Symphony, touring with the Symphony in 2014 to perform in Carnegie Hall. In 2015, Savannah earned a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and Music from Thomas Edison State University. She later went on to study music at Biola University’s Conservatory of Music and graduated Bachelor of Arts in Music in May 2021 under the instruction of Elizabeth Larson-Freeman. Savannah’s Violin Studio was founded in 2011 and in the years spent teaching, her most rewarding experience has been sharing music with young students, watching them grow in their musical talent, and walking alongside them as they blossom into the people God created them to be.