Hello, my name is Nady Benyamine. I have been teaching violin and viola over 15 years. I have a double bachelors in string performance as well as a masters in music education. I also work as the High School orchestra director at Houston Christian High School. I love teaching strings with different styles of music, from classical, to jazz, pop, rock and world music. I also assist students with audition materials for all events. More than anything, I want student to love playing their instrument and have a ton of fun doing it!
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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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