Sylvia loves teaching children how to enjoy learning their instrument - rewarding their effort and their successes. She enriches her life by traveling the globe with her violin, engaging with audiences worldwide. Much of her travel is devoted to taking her teaching and performing skills to Puerto Rico, Chile and Zimbabwe (so far), to help other teachers grow and flourish. This giving spirit is present in each class, too. Her teaching approach is kind, instructive, inspiring, and student-centered. Sylvia graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music with both a Bachelor’s in Violin Performance and a Master’s degree in Violin Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy. She performs regularly throughout the Cleveland area with the Akron Symphony, Citymusic Cleveland, and in chamber and solo appearances in various settings from concert halls to hospitals.