Sylvia Wehrs
Columbus, GA
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Sylvia W.

Columbus, GA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
An experienced and registered Suzuki teacher, my students learn to play violin starting from a solid foundation with emphasis on posture and producing a beautiful tone. In addition to playing the instrument, students can expect to learn reading music, basic theory, music history, and ear training. Learning violin will teach patience, concentration, the value of hard work, coordination, as well as enhancing memory, aural skills, and fine motor control. It was Dr. Suzuki's belief and mine that learning an instrument not only fosters these skills but also helps to foster the hearts and minds of those learning the craft.

About Sylvia W.

Sylvia Wehrs grew up in Auburn, Alabama studying the violin and piano. She is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music where she graduated with both a Bachelor’s in Violin Performance and a Master’s degree in Violin Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy. Ms. Wehrs is a fully registered violin teacher with the Suzuki Association of the Americas, and currently teaches for the Columbus Symphony Orchestra’s Making Music Matters program, Columbus State University’s Schwob School of Music Preparatory Department, and the Fine Arts Academy at First Baptist Church Opelika. An active performer, she is a member of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and the founder of Classical Revolution Columbus, which performs free classical concerts throughout the area in unusual venues.

Ms. Wehrs enjoys traveling and engaging with students and audiences worldwide. She was part of 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. As a participant of the Global Leaders Program, Ms. Wehrs studied music as a tool for social change, and taught and performed in Chile and Puerto Rico. Recently, Ms. Wehrs traveled to Kolkata, India with Musaid where she coached members of the Kolkata Symphony, soloed with the orchestra, and performed throughout the city.

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Jonathan
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Sylvia is very good at taking the time to explain the reasons behind the why of doing certain things. Being an adult with no musical background what so ever she has really taken the time to teach me some basic fundamentals that are helping me build the solid foundation that I so very much want and need. Beyond the time we spend with one-on-one instructions she challenges me with exercises to practice on between our meetings. I explained to Sylvia what I was looking for and she has centered the training and instructions around that to ensure that my goals are being met. She is a pleasure to work with and learn from.

Posted Oct 19, 2019
CJ
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Great experience working with Sylvia.

Posted Aug 12, 2019
CSS
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Sylvia is a great teacher. She is patient and firm and our kids learned quickly with her technique.

Posted May 16, 2018
Cessie
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My daughter has really enjoyed her piano lessons so far and really likes Sylvia. She is very punctual as well.

Posted Apr 23, 2018
Vienna
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She was on time and our girls were engaged throughout the lesson.

Posted Jan 25, 2018
Michael
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Sylvia was patient and very helpful to teach me the basics and give good advice. She has a kind disposition and really knows about music

Posted Dec 22, 2017
Geoffrey T.
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Sylvia is calm and supportive. I am just restarting my lessons and it can be frustrating. Sylvia is patient and stays with my strengths, while encouraging me to work on the areas that are difficult. Really appreciate her style, so far.

Posted Jan 5, 2017
Nate
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Seemed to relate well to my son and was very friendly.

Posted Sep 19, 2016
Kylie N.
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Wonderful!

Posted Sep 18, 2016
Luxi (Lou-She) X.
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Sylvia was patient and very knowledgable.

Posted Sep 18, 2016
Frances
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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.

Posted Sep 11, 2016
Jazaylnn S.
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Hi Miss Sylvia was so patient jazalynn just loved her first session looking forward to the next

Posted Aug 22, 2016
Michelle S.
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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.

Posted Apr 27, 2016

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Experience

Section Violinist
Sep 2019 - Present

Columbus Symphony Orchestra

Violin Instructor
Aug 2019 - Present

First Baptist Church Fine Arts Academy

Teaching Artist
Aug 2019 - Present

Columbus Symphony Orchestra's Making Music Matter Program

Suzuki Violin Instructor
Aug 2019 - Present

Columbus State University's Schwob School of Music Preparatory Division

Substitute Suzuki Violin Instructor
Mar 2017 - Present

Sato Center for Suzuki Studies at Cleveland Institute of Music

Substitute violin and viola instructor
Mar 2016 - Present

Aurora School of Music

Violinist
Sep 2014 - Present

Akron Symphony

Suzuki Violin Instructor
Sep 2016 - Aug 2019

The Music Settlement

Violin instructor
Jun 2018 - Jul 2019

Thrive Arts Center

Lead Teaching Artist
Oct 2018 - May 2019

The Cleveland Orchestra's Crescendo Pipeline Violin Program

Suzuki Violin Teacher
Oct 2016 - May 2019

Laurel School

Piano, violin, and Viola instructor
Dec 2015 - Jun 2016

Warren Henry Music School

Violin and Piano Instructor
Oct 2014 - Dec 2015

Strongsville Academy of Music

Violinist
Sep 2014 - Sep 2015

Firelands Symphony Orchestra

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

MM in violin performance and Suzuki pedagogy
Aug 2016 - May 2017

Cleveland Institute of Music

BM in violin performance
Aug 2013 - May 2016

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

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Master of Music in Violin Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy
May 2017

Cleveland Institute of Music

Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance
May 2016

Cleveland Institute of Music

SAA Registered Trainer--Unit 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, and 10
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
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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