Phyllis Garriss founded the summer music camp in 1979. Garriss felt strongly that music in the Wake County schools should be given full support by the community and wanted to work with the school teachers to build on the progress made in their school-year programs. It is still a primary mission of LSMC, whose faculty includes Wake County music educators. The camp also provides scholarships every summer to those in need. Please click on the picture to read Ms. Garriss' full bio.
Margaret Garriss is a professional violinist, teacher and freelance musician who enjoys teaching both traditional and Suzuki students in private and group settings. Garriss holds professional memberships with the American String Teacher’s Association, The Musician’s Association Local 500, The Music Teachers National Association, Music Educators National Conference, The Suzuki Association of the Americas, The Raleigh Music Club, Sigma Alpha Iota, and Pi Kappa Lambda. Please click on the picture to read Miss Garriss' full bio.
Kirsten Jermé serves as cello faculty at NC State University and has taught chamber music throughout the region for NCCMI, Kidznotes, MYCO and the Chapel Hill Chamber Music Workshop. Formerly principal cellist of the Evansville Philharmonic and cellist of the Larchmere and Eykamp String Quartets, she has performed chamber music extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as in Europe. She also helped direct a chamber music course at the University of Evansville while serving as Faculty Artist-in-Residence.
Jessica Jenkins Davis directs the Suzuki violin program at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina and is currently a doctoral candidate in music education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is a registered Suzuki teacher with the Suzuki Association of the Americas. She has served as an institute instructor in the North Carolina Suzuki Association and for Charlotte School of the Arts.
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Christina Wohlford received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. While at ECU, Wohlford completed long term teacher training in the Suzuki method under teacher trainer, Joanne Bath. She has had a wide range of experience in teaching violin and viola in the Suzuki approach including private and group lessons for children ages 4 and older. Wohlford is currently continuing her education at East Carolina University working towards her Master of Music degree in violin performance and teaches privately at her home in Greenville. Please click on the picture to read the full bio.