Director and Suzuki violin teacher
Ms. Nissa Anderson has led Anderson Music Studio since 2018. She has been a violinist for nineteen years, studying with Rolando Freitag and Dr. Kate Carter. She received her Bachelor’s in Music Education from Lake Forest College and has worked in both public school and private studio settings across Chicagoland since 2016, teaching beginning and middle school orchestra as well as working as a teaching artist at Ravinia’s Teach-Teach-Play program. Ms. Anderson has completed Suzuki training with Ed Kreitman and Tanya Carey and remains an active performer in the area.
Linssey Ma studied violin with Libor Ondras and earned her Bachelor of Arts in music at Grand Valley State University, where she studied violin under Gregory Maytan. Linssey also completed her Master of Arts in musicology at Western Michigan University where she continued violin studies with David Lisker. She has performed for the Grand Rapids Vintage Parlor Orchestra, the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra, and is an active member of the Holland Symphony Orchestra. Linssey served as music director and conductor at the Grand Rapids Adventist Academy where she led instrumental and choral programs. Linssey loves exploring world music and believes music connects people.