Esther Humphries, Violin
Esther Humphries has been taking music lessons since age 5. She attended Calvin College, where she graduated with a B.A. in music and history in 2009. She received her Masters’ degree and Artist Diploma in Violin Performance from the University of Memphis in 2011 and 2013, studying under Dr. Soh-Hyun Altino. Esther has performed solo recitals in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and West Tennessee, and she has performed concertos with the Youngstown Symphony Youth Orchestra, the Calvin College Orchestra, the Union University Orchestra, and the Jakarta Symphony Orchestra, in Jakarta, Indonesia. She is currently an active performer and teacher in the Memphis area, playing often in the Memphis Symphony.
Esther is passionate about teaching students to play with technical excellence and personal artistic expression. Esther has taught at Bellevue Baptist Church, Union University, and the Midtown Suzuki Collective. She has received Suzuki training from Libby Armour, Ed Kreitman, Ronda Cole, and David Strom.
SAA Registered Training:
- Suzuki Principles in Action
- Every Child Can
- Violin Unit 1
- Violin Unit 2
- Violin Unit 3
- Violin Unit 4
- Musicality from the Beginning: Viola/Violin – Kreitman
- The Joy of Pre-Twinkle for Violin and Viola: Diana Staggs