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Group Class / Program, Violin


Ava Gehlen-Williams

(2023). Ava Gehlen-Williams teaches theory and ensemble classes in the Young Musicians Program and private violin lessons at CMC. Ava is currently a Master’s student at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and was an alumna and was a teaching artist at Yale University working with students attending New Haven public schools. She has pedagogy training and shadowing experience in Suzuki and traditional pedagogy. Ava is also a co-founder of Evergreen Music Press, based in Seattle, Washington. Evergreen Music Press publishes a variety of materials with the aim of broadening the pedagogical canon for string education. Outside of music, Ava enjoys reading, hiking, and contortion classes.