Misha Vayman
Muncie, IN
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Misha Vayman

Misha V.

Muncie, IN
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
As a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Colburn Conservatory, I look to pass on the great lessons and traditions of violin playing I've learned over the course of my career as a concert artist and pedagogue. We will work together to create a personalized curriculum, and progress at a pace that matches your comfort levels and your goals.

I've had the pleasure of teaching a regular private studio, and have given masterclasses nationally and internationally.

I love getting to know my students, and am very reachable outside of lesson times for questions, advice, and funny links! Please feel free to message me.

About Misha V.

I earned my Bachelor of Music attending the Cleveland Institute of Music, received a Master of Music from the Colburn Conservatory, and am currently in post-graduate studies under Lina Bahn at the University of Southern California.

As a teacher, I've been fortunate to maintain private studios wherever I've lived, and have also added a regular faculty position at the Benefic Chamber Music Festival to my summer schedule, which involves coaching and private teaching. I have also recently led workshops and masterclasses at University of Texas, El Paso, JDR Summer Strings Academy in Plano, Texas, and the University of Juarez, Mexico.

It's been an honor to perform as soloist with orchestras such as the Starling Chamber Orchestra at the Forbidden City Concert Hall, China, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and Symphony of the Lakes Orchestras, Indiana, the Lake Charles Symphony, Louisiana, the El Paso Symphony, Texas, the Poway Symphony, California, the Juarez Symphony, Mexico, and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Russia. My performances have been broadcast nationally and internationally, with critical acclaim.

In 2011, I starred in the music video “Stronger” with groundbreaking string trio Time for Three (the video was featured on CNN in 2012), and am featured in a music video from Bach Dancing & Dynamite playing the first movement of the Klein String Trio, as of 2017.

In chamber music I have recently collaborated with artists such as members of the Calidore String Quartet, members of the Jupiter String Quartet, David Requiro, June Han, Kurt Muroki, Carmit Zori, and Joseph Johnson, among others.

I am currently a member of the Benefic Piano Trio, Grand Prize winners of the 2018 ENKOR International Music Competition.

I am very proud to come from a tradition of great pedagogues, with long term instruction from the likes of Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra ex-concertmaster Zachary DePue, acclaimed concert violinist Joan Kwuon, and Tokyo String Quartet ex-first violin Martin Beaver. I hope to pass their knowledge along with mine to my students.


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Misha is great at teaching the fundamentals of the instrument and musicality simultaneously.

Posted Jun 29, 2018

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Violin Faculty
Jan 2019 - Present

Pascale Music Institute

Teaching individual lessons as well as chamber music.

Violin Faculty
Jul 2015 - Present

Benefic Chamber Music Camp


Graduate Certificate
Aug 2018 - Present

University of Southern California

Master of Music in Violin Performance
Aug 2016 - May 2018

Colburn Conservatory

Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance
Aug 2011 - May 2015

Cleveland Institute of Music



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Grand Prize
Feb 2018

ENKOR International Music Competition

Artistic Merit Scholarship
Mar 2017

Heifetz International Music Institute

Full Fellowship
Feb 2017

Colorado Springs International Music Festival

Full Fellowship
Feb 2017

Bowdoin International Music Festival

​​​​​​​​Full Scholarship
Mar 2016

Colburn Conservatory

First Prize​​​
Oct 2015

Paris Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition

​​​​​First Prize
Aug 2014

ENKOR International Music Competition


American String Teachers Association
Jan 2020
The American String Teachers Association, founded more than 60 years ago, is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers. ASTA's members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. The organization provides a vast array of services, including instrument insurance, an award-winning scholarly journal, discounts on publications and resources, annual professional development opportunities, and access to collegial network of colleagues throughout the string profession.

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