Philadelphia Area Voilin Teachers
A violinist since the age of five and tubist since the age of 16, Elisabeth Shertzer is a graduate of Temple University's Boyer College of Music, where she earned a degree in Music Theory. At Boyer, Elisabeth studied with violinist Helen Kwalwasser and tubist Jay Krush, and she also took part in various large and small ensembles. In addition to participating in ensembles at Boyer, Elisabeth marched tuba with the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps from 2011 to 2013.
Since 2012, Elisabeth has been teaching violin and tuba students varying in ages from young children to adults, and she has also taught high school marching band and drum corps. In addition to teaching lessons, Elisabeth regularly performs with her two groups, Port Arthur and Iris Freeheart, and her playing has appeared on records by the Pine Barons, Chet Williams, No Thank You, Thin Lips, Todd Fausnacht and the Well Whiskey Wind Whistlers, and others.
Emma Method is currently pursuing a degree in Viola Performance at Temple University. She has been teaching both violin and viola for a number of years, working with beginning and intermediate musicians of all ages. Inspired by the famous pedagogue Karen Tuttle, Emma teaches with a focus of relaxation, total body integration, and breathing, as well as other aspects from Tuttle’s “Coordination Technique”. The choice of materials, while always including a mix of technique and repertoire, is specifically developed alongside the student, as teaching should always be a highly individualized process.
As a violist, Emma has performed with the Temple University Concert Orchestra as principal violist, and the Grammy nominated TU Symphony Orchestra as a section violist, performing with them in the Kimmel Center and Alice Tully Hall. Previously, she was the principal violist in the Stretto Chamber Orchestra, touring with them through Eastern Europe in 2014. For a number of summers, Emma worked and performed at the Blue Mountain Chamber Music Festival, as well as volunteering at the associated day camp. Currently, she studies with Kerri Ryan, associate principal of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and has previously studied with respected violinists Genaro Medina and Robert Vieira.