Craig Reiss, Violin Teacher
I am a professional violinist with the San Francisco Opera and Ballet Orchestras with advanced degrees in Music Performance and Pedagogy from Boston University and The Royal College of Music in London. I have taught violin and given master classes in the United States and England since 1987. Students of all ages are welcome, from 8 to 80! My students include former concertmasters of the Marin Youth Symphony, and others have gone on to continue their music studies at major universities such as UC Berkeley and Lawrence University.
For younger students I use a modified Suzuki approach, focusing on musical games and the joy of playing songs as quickly and easily as possible. For more advanced students I use a balanced approach of technical studies and appropriate repertoire while still emphasizing that playing the violin should be fun!
Please call Craig Reiss at 415-640-4246 for a free introductory lesson to see if you are interested in studying the violin with me. References available on request.
Craig Reiss, the founding member of the Eos Ensemble, is a member of the San Francisco Opera and Associate Principal Second Violin of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra. He has been a featured soloist with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, the Carmel Bach Festival, the Nova Vista Symphony, the Central Massachusetts Symphony, the National Repertory Orchestra, as well as the Vallejo Symphony. Mr. Reiss earned his Bachelor of Music degree while working with Rafael Druian at Boston University and in 1987 became an Associate of the Royal College of Music in London where he studied with Trevor Williams. He has participated in music festivals at Tanglewood, Spoleto, the Colorado Music Festival, and was a guest artist with the New World String Quartet at the Art Farm Festival.