String Teachers

String Teachers

Anthony Perez
Bass • Cello • Violin • Viola • Piano

Anthony Perez
Bass • Cello • Violin • Viola • Piano

Nicole Scorsone
Violin • Viola

Nicole Scorsone
Violin • Viola

Jeff Sassaman
Violin • Viola • Cello • String Bass

Jeff Sassaman
Violin • Viola • Cello • String Bass

Jeff Sassaman is a bass player and teacher in the NYC area, both in the classical and jazz genres. He has numerous overseas tours reaching Europe, Africa and Asia and South America. He has performed with Placido Domingo, Jon Manasse, Carter Brey to name a few. He has performed at the White House, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and Alice Tully Hall. As an educator, Jeff has taught hundreds of students in his 20 year career. He is very knowledgeable of all of the gold star teaching methods on various instruments. He is a member of The American String Teachers Association (ASTA),The Music Educators Association of NJ (MEA), The International Society of Bassist and The American Federation of Musicians. Jeff holds a B.F.A. from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.

Marty Steinberg
Cello

Marty Steinberg
Cello

Cellist Marty Steinberg has been performing in orchestras and chamber music ensembles in the area for more than 25 years with appearances in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Washington’s Kennedy Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Riverside Church and the New York Times publisher’s suite. He has been coach and principal cellist with the New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra since 2005. He performed at NJPAC, Alice Tully Hall, Symphony Space and Philadelphia’s Academy of Music. Marty is the founder of the award-winning Romanza Music, which performs classical and popular music at weddings and other private parties in the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania areas. Mr. Steinberg is also a journalist, and has interviewed musicians including Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, Hilary Hahn, Mstislav Rostropovich, Alan Gilbert, Lorin Maazel and Kurt Masur. He has been teaching privately since 1995.

Marina Stefanovksy
Violin • Viola • Piano

Marina Stefanovsky
Violin • Viola • Piano

Marina earned her BA and MA from Gnessins Academy of Music in Moscow. She was an instructor at the Village Music Guild in New York City and Arts on the Hudson in Jersey City. Marina has extensive experience teaching violin, viola, piano, and music theory. She has instructed individuals and groups, conducted string orchestras, and transcribed music for string instruments. She taught at Moscow City Music School from 1985-1990. Since 1990, Marina has been teaching privately in Russia, New York, and New Jersey. Marina prides herself on being a responsible and reliable person, as well as a motivated, creative, and patient teacher.

Barbara Vierschilling
Violin • Viola • Cello

Barbara Vierschilling
Violin • Viola • Cello

Barbara Vierschilling received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music from the University of Maryland and earned her Music Ed degree at Kean University. Barbara taught strings in the Summit Public Schools for 26 years. She was the High School Orchestra Director at Summit HS and conducted the Symphony orchestra as well as the Chamber Orchestra. Her work with the award winning Hilltop String Quartet earned them the honor of performing at Alice Tully Hall four times. Barbara has been a frequent orchestra clinician and adjudicator throughout New Jersey and has performed with various string and vocal ensembles in both NJ and Maryland. She maintains a leadership role in many state orchestra committees and is Past President of the NJ chapter of the American String Teachers’ Association. She is on the board of Lyrica Chamber Music and served on the All State Procedures Committee for ten years. A highlight of her career was conducting the SHS Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Choir this spring at Carnegie Hall. Barbara is a great motivator of students of all ages. She devotes an emphasis on an environment where students feel respected and special and are able to achieve their highest potential. In Summit, she worked with elementary students in all the elementary schools and prior to her career at SHS, she was the orchestra director at LCJSMS. Barbara loves the intriguing relationships she develops through her private teaching and the satisfaction as students grow musically and reach their goals.