Dr. Daphne Gerling

Viola, Violin Teacher

Daphne Gerling

SAA Member


Denton, TX

Daphne Gerling studied viola, vocal performance, and historical musicology at Oberlin Conservatory, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and Rice University. She is deeply grateful to have been mentored by viola professors Jeffrey Irvine, Lynne Ramsey, Karen Ritscher, and James Dunham, and to have served as their graduate teaching assistant throughout her degrees. She undertook further studies with Heidi Castleman, Victoria Chiang, Joan DerHovsepian, Thomas Riebl, and Simon Rowland-Jones. She completed long-term Suzuki teacher training in Books 1-4 with Teri Einfeldt, and books 5-9 with Elizabeth Stuen-Walker, and loves working with pre-college students. Dr. Gerling’s students currently hold teaching and performing positions throughout the United States, Brazil, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. She is currently Assistant Professor of Viola at the University of North Texas, and Secretary to the board of the American Viola Society.