Ms. Andrea Martinson-Venincasa

Violin, Viola Teacher

Andrea Martinson-Venincasa

SAA Member


Irving, TX
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Andrea Martinson-Venincasa has taught Suzuki violin and viola in the DFW area for ten years. She is married with four children, all of whom studied music – violin, piano, and cello. She has a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Minnesota State University – Mankato. She won the MSU Concerto Competition, held a teaching assistantship, and was awarded a four year Mankato Symphony Scholarship.

She received a Master of Music in Suzuki Pedagogy from East Carolina University (ECU) in Greenville, North Carolina where she studied with Joanne Bath. She was a graduate assistant for Ms. Bath during her Masters course. While pursuing her graduate studies at ECU she received a Suzuki Association of the Americas scholarship.

She was awarded a second Master of Music degree, in Violin Performance by the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford, CT. While at the Hartt School of Music she studied with Brian Lewis and Linda Fiore.

In addition to the all of the violin books, she has done Suzuki coursework in group lessons, advanced group lessons, the works of Fritz Kreisler, Bach Violin Sonatas and Partitas, Bowing Technique, and child development. She has received in Suzuki viola books 1-6, viola book 8, and supplemental viola literature. She studied viola with Susan DuBois at University of North Texas.

Ms. Venincasa has taught at the New Ulm Suzuki School, Mankato Suzuki School, the Hartt School of Music Community Division, and the Suzuki Music Institute of Dallas. She has performed with the Mankato Symphony for eight years, the St. Cloud Symphony and the Tar River (NC) Symphony. She is a freelance musician in the DFW area and has taught at workshops in Minnesota, North Carolina, and Texas.