Violin, Viola, and Fiddle Faculty

Meet our violin, viola, and fiddle teachers!  They have richly varied experience and areas of expertise, and you can take lessons with just one or several of them!

Robin Kearton vasupic 120 Robin Kearton: violin, viola, fiddle

Robin enjoys working with beginning to advanced-intermediate players of all ages who want to learn classical or folk styles or explore improvisation. She wants each student have a say in defining their own musical path as she guides them in the technical and musical development. She has experience with several vernacular styles including old-time, bluegrass, and tango, and studied baroque performance practice in graduate school.

2015 faculty wayne 120 Wayne Logue: old-time fiddle

Wayne is C4A’s resident old-time music expert.  He specializes in teaching by ear (although he can read music!) and helps his students find a rock solid groove in their fiddling as they develop a repertoire of traditional dance tunes.

 lusardi Johnny Lusardi: violin, fiddle

Johnny enjoys working with students of all ages and levels of experience, from beginners through more advanced students. He has an extensive background in classical violin with experience in solo and orchestral playing as well as chamber music. He has also studied in jazz improvisation and fiddle music (Irish and American). As an instructor, his main goal is to show each of his students that making music is a fun and rewarding experience.

Dorothy 120 faculty Dorothy Martirano: violin, jazz violin

Dorothy specializes in enabling adults who play at a beginning to intermediate skill level to attain a level of musicianship that they can feel proud of.  Her broad experience allows her to connect with many different style preferences, and she particularly enjoys jazz violin.

Amanda Ramey 120 faculty Amanda Ramey: violin, viola, fiddle

Amanda teaches beginning to advanced-intermediate players of all ages. She is friendly and engaged. Using a methodical approach, she incorporates folk and classical tunes to help students learn how to play and develop skill.  Outside the classical music world she has explored tango, Irish fiddling, and old-time music.

Andreas Ruiz: violin, viola, electric violin

Andreas teaches beginning to advanced-intermediate players of all ages.  His musical interests range from baroque to electric, and Andreas encourages his students to play multiple genres and instruments. He takes a person-centered approach to string pedagogy.