Mrs. Erin Reidhead

Violin Teacher

Erin Reidhead

SAA Member


Cleveland Heights, OH
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Violinist Erin Phelps Reidhead received her bachelor’s degree in violin performance with Academic Honors from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with Stephen Rose, principal second violin of the Cleveland Orchestra. During her time at CIM, Erin took long-term Suzuki teacher training with Kimberly Meier-Sims. Erin has been on faculty at the Sato Center for Suzuki Studies at CIM since 2012. Her students have been accepted to many area youth orchestras, including the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, and have served as concertmaster of the String Sinfonia at CIM.

An avid orchestral musician, Erin is a member of the Canton Symphony Orchestra, and is also a frequent performer with the Akron Symphony, Cleveland Pops Orchestra, and Firelands Symphony. She made her solo debut at age 15 with the Frederick Symphony and has since been featured with several orchestras in the Washington, D.C. area. In past summers, she has participated in the National Repertory Orchestra, Beijing International Music Festival and Academy, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Banff Masterclass Residency, and ENCORE School for Strings.

Originally from Frederick, Maryland, Erin grew up as a Suzuki student, studying with Ronda Cole and Lisa-Beth Lambert. She currently resides in Cleveland Heights with her husband, horn player Ben Reidhead, and their daughters.