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Judy Tsai


Hailing from Taiwan, Ms. Tsai received her Bachelor degree at National Sun Yat-sen University. Her teaching experience includes private lessons, group lessons (string ensemble) and ear training. During her years of study in Cincinnati for her master degree, Judy has had much performance experience, in both classical and jazz fields. More…

JaeEun Lee


Ms. JaeEun Lee holds her master degree at CCM (University of Cincinnati) and she is now in doctoral degree in violin performance at the same school. Her bachelor degree in music performance is earned in Korea. A native of Korea, Ms. Lee has been playing the violin for eighteen years and joined numerous music festivals in Korea, Guam, China, Indonesia, and Italy. More…

Melanie Markowich

Melanie Markowich

Melanie Markowich is a violinist and music educator currently residing on the West side of Cincinnati.  She received her Bachelor of Music degree from Miami University.  Her primary violin instructor was Hal Grossman and her chamber music instructor was Steven Shumway.  While at Miami University, Melanie earned a 4 year performance scholarship on the violin.  She also received an award from the music department for excellence on the violin in 1987. More…

Derek Voigt


Author of the works: “Playing the Violin: A Pedagogical Analysis of Violin Technique and Performance Practice,” and the Comprehensive String Series: “Early Success,” Derek Voigt is an internationally acclaimed violinist and pedagogue. He is currently the Director of the String Music Department at Chatfield College near Cincinnati, Ohio. More…