Ms. Amanda Hernandez

Violin, Viola Teacher

Amanda Hernandez

SAA Member


Dallas, TX
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Amanda Hernandez is a violinist and Suzuki teacher based in North Texas and is on violin faculty at the Suzuki Music Institute of Dallas (SMID). She holds a Bachelor of Music in violin performance from the Moores School of Music, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Houston. She received her initial Suzuki training from Judy Offman and has been teaching violin and viola through the Suzuki method since 2012. In 2016, she relocated to the northeast to earn her Master of Music in violin performance with an emphasis in Suzuki Pedagogy from The Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford, where she completed long-term Suzuki training under Christie Felsing and Teri Einfeldt.

Before joining SMID, Amanda held the position of Artist in Residence for the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra where she served as an instructional coach for four years in the public schools working to eliminate barriers to strings education. While in Wichita Falls, she taught Suzuki violin at the Gail Key Academy of Music, coached sectionals and chamber music for the Wichita Falls Youth Symphony Orchestra, and taught courses as adjunct music faculty at Midwestern State University. 

Amanda has performed in professional orchestras in both the south and northeast in ensembles such as the West Texas Symphony and the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra, as well as participated in music festivals such as the Texas Music Festival, International Music Academy of Pilsen (Czech Republic), and the Cambridge International String Academy (UK). Her violin and chamber coaches include Katie Lansdale, Kirsten Yon, Steve Larson, Emlyn Ngai, Brian Suits and Anthony Kitai.

​In addition to music, Amanda enjoys whipping up new recipes, visiting her nieces, listening to podcasts, and spending time with her tuxedo cat, Fritz.

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