June Bender

Violin Teacher

June Bender

SAA Member


Ardmore, PA
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June Bender is a violinist and teacher from Philadelphia. June holds a BM from Temple University, and MM with Suzuki Pedagogy emphasis from The Hartt School. Her primary teachers include Katie Lansdale, and Philadelphia Orchestra members Lisa-Beth Lambert and Yumi Ninomiya Scott. June completed Suzuki training with Carrie Reuning-Hummel, and long-term Suzuki teacher training with Teri Einfeldt.

In addition to freelancing as a classical violinist, June stays active playing many styles of music including Irish fiddle, tango, swing jazz, and freely improvised music. She recently founded the group, Unseen Rain, for which she writes original music. June performs regularly in Philadelphia with Arcana New Music Ensemble, Prometheus Chamber Orchestra, and the Belleville Quartet.

June teaches from her home studio in Ardmore, PA. She aims to instill a deep love and appreciation for music in her students, and enjoys teaching all ages and levels.