Rebecca Vieker

Viola, Violin Teacher

Rebecca Vieker

SAA Member


Des Moines, IA
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Rebecca Vieker is a performer and teacher in Des Moines, Iowa. Born in Detroit,  Rebecca began violin lessons at the age of 4 and began taking viola lessons during high school. She completed a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, studying under Jonah Sirota of the Chiara Quartet. She went on to earn a Master’s degree and a Performance Diploma from Boston University, under the tutelage of Michelle LaCourse and she is currently finishing her Doctorate at the University of Iowa with Christine Rutledge.

Since she finished her undergraduate degree in 2014, Rebecca has been teaching private violin, viola, and piano lessons. During her time in Nebraska, she was a full-time instructor at Nissa’s String Studio, a premier string studio in Lincoln, while also coaching chamber music for the Omaha Area Youth Orchestra. In Boston, she taught with the Worcester Music Academy, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra Intensive Community Program, City Strings Studio, and Noteworthy Experiences. Rebecca has had students perform in All-State and District Orchestras as well as various youth symphonies around the country. During her time in Boston, Rebecca studied under Terri Einfeldt and Nancy Jackson to become a registered Suzuki teacher.

Rebecca has performed around the country with various symphonies and chamber ensembles. She’s played with such groups as the Des Moines Symphony, the Lincoln Symphony, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the Sioux City Symphony and has shared the stage with artists such as Joshua Bell and Ben Folds. During her time in Nebraska, she was a member of the Rangbrook Ensemble and Co-founded the Star City Strings Ensemble. While at Boston University, she served as the orchestra manager and rotating principal in the BU Symphony Orchestra. When she’s not teaching or performing, Rebecca enjoys playing and coaching volleyball, hiking, and spending time with her dog, Rey Feta Skywalker, and her husband, Chris.