Mrs. Deidre F. Bacco

Violin Teacher

Deidre Bacco

SAA Member


Nashville, TN
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Deidre Fominaya Bacco retired in 2016 from the Nashville Symphony after 34 years, joining in 1982. Since her retirement, Deidre plays for several events in the middle TN area, including the Nashville Opera, the Gateway Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra KY. She holds a performance degree from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and studied with Eloy Fominaya (her father), Myron Kartman, Paul Makara, and Camilla Wicks. Prior to moving to Nashville, she played with the the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (AL), Birmingham String Quartet, the San Jose Symphony (CA), the Santa Rosa Symphony (CA), the Monterey Symphony (CA), concertmaster of the Hidden Valley Opera Company, (Carmel, CA), the Atlanta Opera, and the Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico (Toluca, Mexico). Deidre began her Suzuki training in 1988 as a parent of her 5 yr. old daughter and started taking Suzuki teacher training in 1990 in Stevens Point, WI. She founded the Suzuki Center of Nashville with her sister. She has a private studio in West Nashville and is on the faculty at the St. Cecilia Academy Music Conservatory & the W.O. Smith Community School. She has taught at several workshops and festivals in the area and around the US. Deidre Bacco was president of the Middle TN Suzuki Association (MTSA) for the past 15 years and has recently stepped down for personal reasons. She is the co-chair of the MTSA Fall Workshop Committee and has organized several Suzuki Teacher-Training Development courses for teachers, locally & nationally.