Bobby Luanimageedit_4_5863553113imageedit_6_7795603448

Violin and Viola Instructor

Availability*: Thursdays 5:30-9:00pm, Fridays 6:00-9:00pm

*lessons will be scheduled back-to-back, please be aware that time options may be limited beyond what is listed. End time listed is the when the last lessons will end.

Bobby Luan completed the Masters of Music in Violin Performance and Masters of Music in Performance Pedagogy at Ohio University and Ball State University. Recent performances on violin and in chamber music (both viola and violin) include those with the Huntington Symphony Orchestra, directed by Kimo Furumoto; the Ohio Valley Symphony, directed by Ray Fowler; the Ohio University Symphony Orchestra, directed by Steven Huang; and the Klinder String Quartet. This is his third year of teaching at the Community School of the Arts!


Ruth Shilling (currently unavailable)

Violin, Viola, Chamber Music Instructor

Availability: By appointment only. Studio full.

Ruth Shilling received her B.M. in Viola Performance from the University of Rhode Island; and a M.M. in Viola Performance from the University of Connecticut. Ruth is former principal viola for New London’s Eastern CT Symphony Orchestra. She spent five years in Germany, where she played for the Berliner Bach Gesellschaft, Berliner Baroque Orchestra and RIAS (Radio in the American Sector) orchestra. She can be heard on the following CDs: The Holy Grail, Awake, and Desert Rain and has also recorded with the Eastern CT Symphony Orchestra and the Windsbacher Boys Choir. Ruth piloted CSA’s Violin for Adults classes, Chamber Music for Adults, an adult Fiddle Group and the Adult String Ensemble.

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