Violin Teacher / Teacher Trainer
Ms. Gerson was born in Romania and lived in Israel before moving to the United States. She began her violin studies with Rozalia Stern, a former student of Jeno Hubay, the renowned Hungarian violinist and pedagogue.
Ms. Gerson earned her MA and PhD from the Music Academy in Bucharest.
Further studies took her to London, where she attended ColourStrings course with Geza Szilvayi and Nice, where she studied chamber music with Maurice Raskin, a former student of Eugene Ysaye. Ms. Gerson received her Suzuki teacher training at The School for Strings in New York, under the tutelage of Louise Behrend, who became her beloved mentor.
Ms. Gerson’s affiliation with The School for Strings as faculty started upon graduating from the teacher training seminar. She served as assistant to Miss Behrend for many years in the same seminar. Her previous teaching positions include the School for Performing Arts in Bucharest (Romania), Music Conservatory in Haifa (Israel), Diller Quaile School of Music (NY), Queensborough Community College (NY) and Queens College (NY) where she also served, for well over a decade, as the coordinator for the Suzuki program and String Department. Ms. Gerson taught a violin pedagogy course in Spain at The University of Alcalá de Henares and directed a summer festival at the Accademia Lorenzo Perosi in Italy.