Sylvia Wehrs

Sylvia W.

Cleveland, OH

About Sylvia W.

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Sylvia teaches: Ages 3 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: May 2009
Last sign in: Today

Overview

Sylvia grew up in Auburn, AL where she began teaching violin and piano to students of all ages in 2012. Since then she has continued to train as a teacher, taking pedagogy courses in both instruments through the Schwob School of Music as well as teaching through their preparatory department. Now an established musician based in Cleveland, Ms, Sylvia is studying towards a MM in violin performance and Suzuki Pedagogy at the Cleveland Institute of Music. A certified teacher through the Suzuki Association of the Americas, she has taught violin, viola, and piano at Aurora School of Music, Strongsville Academy of Music, and Warren Henry Music School, the Hellenic Academy and Chisipite School in Harare, Zimbabwe, as well as maintaining her own private studio of students in Cleveland and Zimbabwe with ages ranging from five year olds to adults. In addition, she works as a nanny and practice coach, building her understanding and communicative skills with children.
Ms. Sylvia performs regularly throughout the Cleveland area with the Akron Symphony, Firelands Symphony, and by herself in a variety of settings, from concert halls to hospitals. During the summers she has participated in Bowdoin International Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, and Music Inspire Africa, a program that allowed her to share her love of performing and teaching music with the people of South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Photos and Videos

Teaching at the Hellenic Academy in Harare, Zimbabwe

Experience

Substitute violin and viola instructor

Mar 2016 - Present
Aurora School of Music

Piano, violin, and Viola instructor

Dec 2015 - Present
Warren Henry Music School

Violinist

Sep 2014 - Present
Akron Symphony

Violinist

Sep 2014 - Present
Firelands Symphony Orchestra

Violin and Piano Instructor

Oct 2014 - Dec 2015
Strongsville Academy of Music

Violinist

May 2010 - May 2015
Auburn String Quartet

This quartet plays professionally for weddings throughout the Auburn, Alabama area

Violinist

Mar 2012 - May 2014
Columbus symphony orchestra

Violinist

Sep 2010 - Dec 2013
Lagrange symphony orchestra

Violin instructor

Sep 2011 - Aug 2013
Schwob School of Music Preparatory division

Education

BM and MM in violin performance

Aug 2013 - Present
Cleveland institute of music

Studied violin performance

Aug 2010 - May 2013
Columbus state university

Studied piano performance

Aug 2010 - May 2012
Columbus state university

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

SAA Registered Trainer--Unit 1, 2, 3, and 4

Apr 2016
Suzuki Associations of the Americas

Awards

Finalist in Columbus State University Concerto Competition

Dec 2012
Columbus State University

Alternate in Music Teachers National Association Alabama senior division

Oct 2012
MTNA

Finalist in Columbus State University Concerto Competition

Dec 2011
Columbus State University

Winner of Music Teachers National Association Alabama junior division

Oct 2011
MTNA

Winner in Auburn Community Orchestra concerto competition

May 2011
Auburn community orchestra

Affiliations

Suzuki Association of the Americas

Sep 2015
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The Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) is a coalition of teachers, parents, educators, and others who are interested in making music education available to all children. The SAA provides programs and services to members throughout North and South America.

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6 Reviews on Sylvia W.

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Nate Sep 19, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Seemed to relate well to my son and was very friendly.
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Kylie N. Sep 18, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Wonderful!
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Luxi (Lou-She) X. Sep 18, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Sylvia was patient and very knowledgable.
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Frances Sep 11, 2016
Piano · In home
We have multiple aged children taking piano lessons with Sylvia. She has a good disposition with each child from 3 to 10 years of age and knows how to work at each of their levels. Sylvia's attention to detail and follow through when teaching is impeccable.
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Jazaylnn S. Aug 22, 2016
Classical Piano · In home
Verified Student
Hi Miss Sylvia was so patient jazalynn just loved her first session looking forward to the next
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Michelle S. Apr 27, 2016
Classical Piano · In home
Verified Student
Sylvia is doing a great job with my 5 year old son. She is patient but no nonsense in her approach. She is very good at breaking the concepts down to a child's level. She has been coming to my home to give the lessons and is always on time. She has been flexible when I have needed to move the appointment time. We are quite pleased.