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  Violin and Viola Teachers  




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Eve Warner is an MTNA Certified Teacher of the Violin and RCM Certified Advanced Specialist on Violin. When she is not teaching, she contributes her expertise as an RCM College of Examiners, Strings Specialist, and an OMEA Solo & Ensemble Adjudicator. She holds memberships in ASTA, MTNA and NAfME and serves on both the OSTA board and Southwest Chapter of OMTA. She accepts into her private studio students age 5 and above from beginning to advanced level.


Mrs. Warner is a graduate of Cincinnati Country Day School and Miami University, where she graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Violin Performance.  She is past-concertmaster of the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Miami University Symphony Orchestra, as well as winner of the Miami University Concerto Competition.  Mrs. Warner attended several summers of orchestral performance training at the Brevard Music Center Summer Festival in North Carolina.  


She maintains one of Cincinnati’s most well-established and reputable teaching studios for over 25 years and enjoys preparing her students for successful performances year round.  Her students participate in OMEA contests, area youth symphonies, and the Royal Conservatory of Music Certificate Program assessments. She has also prepared students for successful careers as professional musicians.


She has performed in many Cincinnati area orchestras, including the Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra, Kentucky Symphony, and Middletown Symphony.  A frequent chamber music performer, Mrs. Warner’s primary professional focus is on her students and her career as a professional teacher of violin and viola.

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Eve Warner
violin, viola
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Marva Rassmussen
violin, viola, piano

Marva Rasmussen, violinist, is a certified Suzuki instructor and a licensed music educator in the state of Ohio.  She received Bachelor and Master of Music Education degrees from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, and taught elementary and middle school strings in the Kansas City and Olathe, Kansas public schools. 

Since moving to Cincinnati with her family many years ago, she has directed the chamber orchestra at Ursuline Academy, and founded the string program at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy.   


A committed and productive professional teacher, she has always maintained an active private studio; her students have consistently received superior ratings at music festivals and perform in many local ensembles.  An active participant in the Royal Conservatory of Music Certificate Program, Mrs. Rasmussen successfully prepares students for Performance certificate examinations.

She can be seen performing in the Cincinnati area in one of the 5 regional orchestras or as a member of La Chiesa String Quartet.

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Luke Coan

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Luke Coan earned his Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music.  His teachers include Won-Bin Yim, Ioana Missits, Peter Otto, and Mark Dumm of the Cleveland Orchestra.  An active chamber musician he has coached with the Ariel String Quartet and the Cavani String Quartet.


Mr. Coan is founding member of the Areopagus String Quartet which performs in weddings, events, and recitals in the Cincinnati area.  He has also performed with local orchestras such Queen City Chamber Opera, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Owensboro Symphony, Middletown Symphony and others.  Summer festival performances have taken him to Spoleto Italy, Connecticut, and Vermont.


An active, professional teacher, Mr. Coan has been teaching since high school and has found it to be one of his greatest passions!  He is a patient, committed and creative teacher that is dedicated to his students and cares deeply for their growth in music and life.

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Ann Lin Baer, violin    -   Born in Cincinnati, Mrs. Baer attended the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Preparatory Program studying both piano and violin.

A magna cum laude graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, Mrs. Baer has been an active member of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra since 1995. She has also performed as the second violinist in the Dayton Philharmonic String Quartet since 2002. Mrs. Baer was an Associate Violinist with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra for 15 years.


She is a former member of the Lancaster Festival Orchestra and has performed with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and the Ohio Valley Symphony. 

As a dedicated teacher, Mrs. Baer considers teaching a significant and precious part of her professional life. Having had Cincinnati area teachers who were inspiring musical and personal role models, Mrs. Baer strives to pay forward the many joys of studying the violin. Mrs. Baer has been teaching violin students in the Mason area since 1995 and was also an artist in the School Partners with Artists Reaching Kids program in Dayton for 14 years. Her students are consistently successful in OMEA and Mason High School orchestra auditions, and some have gone on to pursue degrees in music education. 


She maintains her studio at the Indian Springs Academy welcoming students at all ages!

Ann Lin Baer
violin, theory

Dan Qiao has enjoyed a vibrant career as a violinist performing in concerts worldwide including China, Europe and the USA. In 2015 she moved to the USA. Now she is a doctoral candidate at the College Conservatory of music, University of Cincinnati.


Dan has received many honors and awards for her work as a solo and chamber musician, including first place in the three-art scholarship competition, and as a multi time winner of the CCM concerto competition.


She is the first prize winner in the music international Grand Prix adult string at Lincoln Center, New York City. She played a chamber music recital with legendary violinist Maxim Vengerov at Rencontres musicales internationales deg graves in 2019. She also played in Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.


Dan is also an enthusiastic teacher! Having taught private students for 15 years, she teaches students from beginning to advanced levels, both traditional and Suzuki method. Her students have won many competitions and have been admitted to famous music colleges in both USA and China with full scholarships.


She’s a very patient teacher. She uses multiple strategies to inspire students in every lesson and performance. Focusing on inspiring students to find the beauty and fun and music she always finds the best approach for each student based on their personality and level. She also includes teaching students HOW to practice efficiently to manage their time and maximize their success. She enjoys working students of all ages and all levels at her ISAM studio. 

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Dan Qiao
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Lynda Herndon,
violin, viola 

Lynda Herndon


A native of Cincinnati, Ms. Herndon started playing violin at four years old with the Suzuki Violin Method. She earned her B.S. in Accountancy with Violin Performance and Arts Management minors at Miami University, while on a full tuition scholarship from the Music School based on her performance merit. Ms. Herndon received her M.M. degree in Violin Performance from Louisiana State University, under the tutelage of renowned violin professor Camilla Wicks. In December 2020, she graduated with an MBA from Miami University. Career highlights include being a soloist with Dayton Philharmonic as their Concerto Competition winner, past-Concertmaster of both Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra and Miami University Symphony Orchestra, string quartet finalist in the Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition, and receiving the Ohio Federation of Music Clubs Musical Family of the Year Award.


An active performer and teacher, Ms. Herndon was a professional violinist in numerous orchestras across the country, including Baton Rouge and Illinois Symphonies, and taught at Conservatories of Music. In addition, she had an executive career in orchestral management. Residing in New York City for fifteen years, Ms. Herndon was Executive Director of the professional Queens Symphony Orchestra. She was Treasurer and on the Board of Directors for both Butler Philharmonic (formerly Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony Orchestra) and Southwest Ohio Philharmonic. Ms. Herndon is Founder/CEO of Myriad Music Services, a booking agency for musicians, as well as, a violinist with Richmond, Springfield and Lima Symphony Orchestras, and Butler and Southwest Ohio Philharmonics. 


Currently at Miami University, she is on the Violin Faculty for the Department of Music’s Virginia Pearce Glick Young Musicians’ Program. At the Indian Springs Academy, Ms. Herndon welcomes students of all ages and at all playing levels. She prepares students for the RCM Certificate Program examinations on request. In teaching both Suzuki and traditional methods, she works to motivate and challenge her students while guiding them through a joyful musical journey. 

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