Mrs. Tamara Gierum

Violin Teacher, Parent

Tamara Gierum

SAA Member


Cumming, GA
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Tamara Gierum, a bilingual violinist, has the unique ability to blend her Suzuki background and training with her formal pedagogical experience as a K-12 educator.  Ms. Gierum operates her own private Suzuki studio teaching students in person or, if needed, virtually via Zoom. 

As a dedicated teacher, she has helped nurture and empower her students’ musical understanding, expression, and artistic growth in both private and group instruction, educating and welcoming children of all ages, race, gender and abilities for over 15 years.  Ms. Gierum cherishes her ability to pass on the legacies from her own teachers while also incorporating her classroom music and romance language teaching experience and her passion for music so that her students can reach success.  Additionally, as a Suzuki parent of a violin, cello player and piano player, her understanding of musical children and their developmental process is extensive.  

Formally trained in violin performance, Ms. Gierum has made the violin a part of her life since she was 8 years old, gaining four years experience in the Gemini Youth Symphony performing at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall. During College Ms. Gierum performed with the Sound Symphony as first violin.

Ms. Gierum is an advocate of both music and education so she sets and example by continually furthering her education and always learning in order to be a role model to her students and also keep her teaching pedagogy and strategies current. She says, “Never stop learning in order to better yourself and those around you”.

Ms. Gierum continues her advanced studies under accomplished Suzuki instructors in the field.  Never losing sight of her love for music or the learning process, she advanced her studies receiving a Bachelors in Education, with a double major in Music & Romance Languages from Dowling College. She moved on to obtain a Masters of Education at Touro in NYC and began her Suzuki Violin teacher training through Atlanta Suzuki Institute at the Community School at the Hodgens School of Music, The University of Georgia

In addition, receiving invaluable Suzuki training and mentorship from teacher trainers Edward Kreitman, Teri Einfeldt, Dr. Timothy Durban and Mark Mutter. Tamara currently performs as first violin the Symphony of North Georgia.

Studio info.:

In addition to both individual and group lessons, Ms. Gierum’s students’ have several performance opportunities throughout the year at holiday recitals, seasonal recitals and fun group performances at local community events!

The Suzuki method of teaching violin became of great interest to Mrs. Gierum since it parallels the same philosophy and teaching practice as language acquisition.  Learning a musical language requires the same approach as learning a native language.  Thus, her teaching degrees and musical background combined with her proficient abilities to both speak and teach in English and Spanish led her to become a Suzuki teacher.   

Mrs. Tamara Gierum is a member of the Suzuki Association of America (SAA), the Suzuki Association of Georgia, American Strings Teacher Association and El Sistema.