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As private teachers the musicians of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra bring a wealth of experience to the musical community in Central Ohio. The following CSO musicians offer private instruction and have submitted their contact information for this page.
 
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VIOLIN
Joyce Fishman
Instruments: Violin and elementary Viola
Genre: Classical
Age: Any
Teaching location: East
Education: BME and MM degrees from Indiana University School of Music. 
Two years of post graduate study in London, England .
Position: Full-time section violin since 1980
Orchestral Experience: Louisville Orchestra, Kalamazoo Symphony, Minnesota 
Chamber Symphony
Contact info: Phone #(614) 236-0472, jfprod * aol.com
 
Paula Korak
Instruments: Violin, Viola
Genre: Classical
Age Range: 5 years and up
Teaching Location: Bexley
Education: Bachelor of Arts, University of Missouri/Columbia
Present Position: CSO Associate since 1999
Contact: korakjp * gmail.com
 
Mary Jean Petrucci
Insrument: Violin
Genre: Classical
Age range: 5 yrs. and up
Teaching location: Upper Arlington
Education: BM and MM, Hartt College of Music
Present position: Full-time CSO violinist since 1990
Orchestral Experience: CSO; San Francisco Symphony; Teatro Comunale in
Florence, Italy; Hartford Symphony and Waterbury Symphony.
Contact info: (614) 486-4196 or mjpetrucci1 * gmail.com
 
David Niwa
Instrument: Violin
Genre: Classical
Age range: 6 yrs. and up (some piano experience preferred and no beginners over 12 yrs.)
Teaching location: Clintonville
Education: BM, Curtis Institute, MM, Juilliard
Present position: Full-time CSO Assistant Concertmaster since 1995 
Contact info: dniwaz * earthink.net or 614-262-5755
 
Anna Svirsky
Instrument: Violin
Genre: Classical
Age range: 5 yrs. and up
Teaching location: Powell
Education: Master of Music, Leningrad State Conservatory (Russia); Master of Music from the State University of New York at Stony Brook
Present position: Full-time CSO section violin since 1985, Nationally Certified Music Teacher
Orchestral Experience: Leningrad Symphony Orchestra, Grand Rapids Symphony (MI)
Contact info: 740-548-4294

 
David Tanner
Instrument: Violin
Genre: Classical
Age range: 8 yrs. and up, Adults, beginners fine
Teaching location: Dublin
Education: Bachelor of Music, Eastman School of Music, 1983
Present position: Full-time CSO section violin since 1984
Teaching privately since 1983 
Orchestral Experience: Principal 2nd violinist, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, 1983-84
Contact info: dvdtnnr
* gmail.com, 614-761-2126
Web site:   http://www.davidtanner.com
 
Tatiana Vertjanova Hanna
Instrument: Violin
Genre: Classical
Age range: All ages
Teaching location: New Albany. Will travel to homes in New Albany.
Present position: Full-time CSO section violin 
Contact info: tatianav * marykay.com
 
Olev L. Viro
Instrument: Violin, Chamber Music Coach
Genre: Classical
Age range: 10 yrs. and up, Adults, beginners fine
Teaching location: Hilliard (travel to other location possible)
Education: Bachelor of Arts, SUNY Binghamton, Master of Music Violin, New England Conservatory, Graduate Studies, Syracuse University
Present position: Full-time CSO section violin since 1984, Music Director Upper Arlington Community Orchestra, Director Sonus Artis
Teaching privately since 1983, former Adjunct Capital University, Denison University, Otterbein College
Orchestral Experience: Principal 2nd violinist, Knoxville Symphony and Chamber Orchestra, Syracuse Symphony
Contact info: olvln * aol.com, 614.264.7914

 

Jana Vander Schaaf Ross

Instruments: Violin, Viola

Genre: Classical emphasis with forays into fiddle, tango, jazz and popular music

Age range: All

Teaching Location: Westerville

Education: Bachelor of Music, Oberlin College Conservatory, Masters of Music, Rice University

Present position: CSO Associate since 2012, Faculty and Acting Principal Second Violin at the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival since 2004

Experience: private and group violin instruction since 1995, Adjunct Instructor of violin/viola at Sweet Briar College, Randolph College, Hollins University, Del Mar College and Texas A&M. Principal Second Violin, Roanoke Symphony, section violin Colorado Symphony

 
 

VIOLA
Brett Allen
Instrument: Viola 
Genre: Classical
Age range: 5 – adult
Teaching location: T&G Music Studio, 885 N High St, Worthington, OH
Education: Bachelor of Music in Violin, Boston University; 1981; Artist's Diploma in Viola, Cleveland Institute of Music, 1990.
Orchestral experience: Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Assistant Principal Viola, 1991-present; Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Ontario, Principal Viola, 1988-1990; Sacramento Symphony Orchestra, Assistant Principal Viola, 1987-1988; USAF Strings, Washington, D.C., Section Violin, 1982-1986; Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Principal Second Violin, 1981-1982.
Contact Info: brettallenmusic* 
gmail.com (preferred), or 614-271-9851
 
Chris Saetti
Instrument: Viola, Violin
Genre: Classical, mixed styles, improvisation
Age range: 5 yrs. and up
Teaching location: Cranbrook, (just east of Upper Arlington)
Education: BM from Indiana University, Studied teaching methods with Mimi Zwieg 
Present position: Full-time CSO violist since 1985
Orchestral Experience: CSO, San Diego Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony
Contact info: csaetti * columbus.rr.com
 
Mary Farrington
Instruments: Viola, Violin
Genre: classical
Age range: all ages
Teaching location: Dublin
Education: Education: BM- Lawrence Uviv. and MM-Univ of Cincinnati 
Present position: Full-time CSO violist since 1979
Contact info: mfarring * columbus.rr.com or 614-766-4510
 
Ken Matsuda
Instrument :  Viola
Genre: Classical
Age: all ages
Location: Westerville
Education: Kunitachi Music College (Tokyo, Japan), Bachelor and Master of Music Degree  from Northern Illinois University
Present position : Full-time CSO Violist since 1986, Visiting Assistant Professor  of Viola at Ohio University,  Viola instructor at Capital University, Conductor of the Ohio Wesleyan University ChamberOrchestra,
Faculty at Master Works Festival (Winona Lake, IN)
Orchestral experience: New Japan Philharmonic, Milwaukee Symphony, Grant Park Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic,
Contact info: (614) 882-8149, kenmatsuda*aol.com
 
Christina Saetti
Instrument :  Viola, Violin
Genre: Classical
Age: all ages
Location: Cranbrook, (just east of Upper Arlington)
Education: Columbus State University (Columbus Georgia) - Bachelor of Music Performance, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music - Master of Music Performance, Suzuki Method Teacher training 
Present position: Associate Violist Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Principal Second Violin Westerville Symphony 
Orchestral experience: Pro Musica, Canton Symphony, Akron Symphony, Columbus Georgia Symphony, Macon Symphony, Savanah Symphony
Contact info: christinasaetti * gmail.com
 
Ann Schnapp
Instruments: Viola, Violin
Genre: Classical
Age range: all ages
Teaching location: northeast Columbus area
Education: Bachelor Music in viola, Master of Arts in string pedagogy, both from OSU, Suzuki Method Teacher training
Present position: Per-service CSO viola section since 1975
Orchestral Experience: Lakeside Summer Symphony, Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra
Teaching experience: Teaching privately since 1975, coach students in area schools, adjudicate at competitions, faculty at Chamber Music Connection in Worthington
Contact info: 614-890-5896, email: acbs2 * hotmail.com

 
CELLO
Luis Biava
Instrument: Cello, conducting 
Genre: Classical
Teaching location: Clintonville
Age range:All ages 
Education: Juilliard, University of Michigan 
Present Position: Full-time CSO Principal cello, since 1986
Contact info: 614-263-9397
 
Pei-An Chao
Instrument: Cello
Genre: Classical
Age range: 7 and up
Teaching location: Grandview Heights
Education: BM, Manhattan School of Music; MM, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Present position: CSO full-time section cello since 2000
Orchestral Experience: New World Symphony 1998-2000
Contact info: (614)481-8867, vcp23 * yahoo.com
 

Marjorie Chan

Instrument: Cello

Genre: Classical

Age range: 9 yrs. old and up

Teaching location: Granville, OH

Education: Oberlin Conservatory, Indiana University, University of

So. California

Present Position: Per-Service CSO Musician, Nationally Certified Music Teacher (MTA)

Orchestral Experience: Salzburg Symphony, Austria; San Jose Symphony, CA

Contact info: chan * denison.edu or (740) 587-3292


BASS
John Pellegrino
Instrument: Bass and beginning cello
Genre of teaching: Classical
Age range of students accepted: All levels on Bass and beginning cello
Teaching location: Grandview, Columbus and Delaware
Education: MM from Juilliard, BM from Manhattan School of Music
Present position: Full-time Assistant Principal Bass, member since 1989; Faculty: Ohio Wesleyan University, Artistic Director of 
Music on the Hill.
Orchestral experience: Current member of Grand Teton Music Festival and Peninsula Music Festival. Past member of: New Orleans Symphony Orchestra, New York Virtuosi, Philharmonia Virtuosi, Lake Placid Symphonietta, Roycroft Chamber Music Festival, Aspen Chamber Orchestra and Waterloo Festival Orchestra. Performed with the Symphony Orchestras of Minnesota, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, North Carolina, Saint Paul, and New Jersey.
Contact info: pellegrinobass * yahoo.com
 
Jean-Etienne Lederer
Instrument: Bass
Genre: Classical
Age range: All
Teaching location: Grandview Heights
Education: Southern Methodist University
Present position: CSO: Associate Musician since 2001
Orchestral experience: Dallas Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, New World Symphony, Memphis Symphony and West Virginia Symphony
Contact info: (614) 481-8867, jelederer * yahoo.com
 

FLUTE
Katherine Borst Jones
Instrument: Flute, Piccolo, Ato Flute
Genre of teaching: classica
Age range of students accepted: high school, professional
Teaching location: Powell
Education: MM
Present position: Per-service 4th flute -Professor of flute at OSU
Co-principal ProMusica, principal flute New Sousa Band etc.
Contact info: jones.6 * osu.edu
614-292-4618
   

CLARINET
David Thomas
Instrument: Clarinet
Genre: classical, emphasis on orchestral
Age range: any age, adults welcome
Teaching location: Clintonville, near N. Broadway and 315
Education: BM in clarinet performance at Northwestern, has taught privately 
for 25 years
Present position: Principal clarinet with the CSO
Orchestral Experience: New World Symphony 1998-2000
Contact info: dtclarinet * davidhthomas.net, 614-268-9337
 

BASSOON
Betsy Sturdevant
Instrument: Bassoon
Genre: classical
Age range: any 
Education: Bachelor of Music and Performers' Certificate from the Eastman School of Music
Present position: Principal Bassoon, Columbus Symphony Orchestra
Contact info: 614-262-0878 ; betstur * aol.com
 
HORN
Julia Rose
Instrument: Horn
Genre: all
Age range: all serious students, beginner-professional
Teaching location: Dublin
Education: BM, University of Wisconsin
Present position: Full-time CSO Associate Principal Horn since 1997
Her Resume
Contact info: e-mail: highhorn*gmail.com
phone: 614-889-7754
 

TRUMPET
Jeff Korak
Instruments:  Trumpet/Cornet
Genre: All
Age Range: All
Teaching Location: Bexley
Education: Master of Music, Northwestern University
Bachelor of Music Education, University of North Texas
Present Position:   CSO  Trumpet Section/Full Time since 1999
Contact: korakjp * gmail.com
 

TROMBONE
Andrew Millat
Instrument: Trombone
Genre: Classical, Jazz
Age range: 8 yrs. and up, Adults, beginners fine
Teaching location: Hilliard
Education: Master of Music, University of Northern Colorado; Bachelor of Music, University of Cincinnati 
Present position: Principal Trombone since 1990; Adjunct Instructor of Trombone, Cedarville University 
Teaching privately since 1987
Performance Experience: Principal Trombone, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, 1987-1990; USAF Academy Band, 1981-1987
Contact info: amillat2445 * wowway.com; 614-777-9457
 

HARP
Jude Mollenhauer
Instrument: Harp
Genre: Classical
Age range: 6 - adult
Teaching method: traditional and "modified Suzuki"
Teaching location: Upper Arlington
Education: Bachelor of Music, The Curtis Institute of Music; Master of Arts, University of Pennsylvania
Major teacher: Carlos Salzedo
Present position: CSO Principal Harp since 1985
Orchestral Experience: Principal Harp: Icelandic National Symphony, Pennsylvania Ballet, Opera Companies of Philadelphia, 
Cincinnati Symphony. 
Contact info: 614-487-9321
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