Cindy Bryan has over 30 years of private violin teaching experience, touching the lives of hundreds of violin students around the world. Her violin studio is conveniently located in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake, VA located near I-64 and the 168-Bypass, making it easy to reach for students in the surrounding cities of Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Suffolk.
Cindy graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Music Education. There, she studied violin with Dr. Donald Portnoy and gained valuable teaching experience working with beginning classes, teaching private violin students, and directing orchestras in the USC String Project under the direction of Dr. Robert Jesselson and Pamela Tellejohn-Hayes (co-author of Essential Elements). While in school she also had the opportunity to play at EPCOT in the 1987 All-American College Orchestra, and the 1989 Continental Orchestra.
She went on to teach music, K-12, and direct several choirs at Okinawa Christian School International, while her husband served in the USAF and was stationed in Japan. She also played with the Okinawa Symphony Orchestra and taught private violin lessons. Upon returning to the states, Cindy taught beginning strings in the Norfolk Public Schools. After taking time off to stay home and homeschool her children, Cindy currently teaches four levels of string classes and is the Fine Arts Director at KEYS (Kingdom Education for Young Scholars). She has been a guest conductor for All-City events in Virginia Beach and Newport News as well as an adjudicator for local orchestra festivals. In 2014 and 2015, she was named as one of Hampton Road’s Outstanding Music Teachers by the Virginia Symphony. Cindy is currently Assistant Concertmaster of Symphonicity-The Symphony of Virginia Beach, as well as a member of the St. James String Quartet and Legacy.
My desire for my students is for them to fall in love with their instruments. They should look forward to their violin lessons and walk out feeling like they have accomplished something.- Cindy Bryan -
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