Wendy Karabensh started playing the violin in third grade through a public school program in Massachusetts. She has a degree in education and training in the Suzuki Method of violin. Her orchestra experience includes both violin and viola (but not simultaneously) in the following groups: The Cape Cod Symphony, Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra, Wheaton College String Quartet, and The Coral Reef Chamber Ensemble. She toured with The Continental Orchestra and Singers, playing in almost every state in the USA as well as in Bermuda. She currently holds the Principal Second Violin chair in the Vero Beach Chamber Orchestra.
In 1998 Wendy began teaching violin at The Music Academy at First Baptist Church in West Palm Beach. At IDEAL Elementary School in Royal Palm Beach, she designed a string program where every student in K-5th grade learned to play the violin. Then in 2006, after a move to Vero Beach, she started a private studio that has grown into Treasure Coast Strings.
Treasure Coast Strings Studio
Starting with students as young as three years old, the studio is based on the Suzuki philosophy that "every child can," and that even though it can be hard work, learning should be fun. (More on the Suzuki Method HERE.)
For younger children I require an initial 1-hour (free) parent meeting where we cover the time commitment, the financial commitment, and the steps of the learning process. That way parents know exactly what they are signing up for, since the parent of the younger child will be the home practice teacher.
Once part of the studio, you will participate in:
Treasure Coast Strings Studio is maintained in my home and has a family-friendly environment.