Ms. Amanda Hernandez

Violin Teacher

Amanda Hernandez

SAA Member


Hartford, CT
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Amanda Hernandez is a Suzuki violin instructor based in Connecticut. With six years of teaching experience, Ms. Hernandez enjoys bringing the joy of violin playing to students both in her private studio in Hartford and at the Music & Arts in Avon, CT. Committed to continually improving as both a performer and teacher, she is currently working towards her master’s degree in violin performance with an emphasis on Suzuki pedagogy at The Hartt School of Music with esteemed teacher trainers Teri Einfeldt and Christie Felsing. Originally from Texas, she obtained her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from the the Moores School of Music, where she focused on the integration of core technique and musicality with injury prevention. Ms. Hernandez also holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Houston with studies directed toward child development and cognition.

As a performer, she has participated in music festivals such as the Texas Music Festival, International Music Academy of Pilsen (Czech Republic), Cambridge International String Academy (UK), and was a 2011 winner of the Concerto Competition for Young Musicians held in her hometown of Midland, Texas. She has performed in professional orchestras in both the south and northeast in ensembles such as the Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale as well as the Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra. Her violin and chamber coaches include Katie Lansdale, Kirsten Yon, Steve Larson, Emlyn Ngai, Brian Suits and Anthony Kitai.