Jennifer Herzig Piano, Violin
Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from the University of Illinois as well as a Master of Music from the Longy School of Music. She made her European debut as soloist with the National Philharmonic of Ukraine in Kiev in 2010, and also has extensive chamber and orchestral experience. In addition to being a violinist, Jennifer is also an accomplished pianist. She studied piano for over 13 years and regularly performs as an accompanist and church musician. Jennifer has experience teaching piano and violin to both children and adults bringing a creative and energetic approach to traditional methods.
Syliva Schwartz Piano, Violin
Fascinated and inspired by the relationship between music, movement, and dance, violinist and Dalcrozian-in-training Sylvia Schwartz is a passionate chamber musician in both modern and historical performance practices. Sylvia performs currently with the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, Eudaimonia baroque orchestra, L’Esprit Baroque chamber ensemble (Los Angeles), folk/baroque band Lizzie and the Flakjackets, and prog/alt rock band The Mood Swings. Sylvia is equally passionate about bringing music to life as a performer and nurturing creative expression and empowerment in her violin, piano, and musicianship students. She uses a combination of Suzuki approaches, improvisation, Dalcroze-inspired eurythmics, and Alexander Technique-inspired movement awareness to simultaneously develop fluent musicality, joy in making music, a solid instrumental technique, and musicianship. A former sufferer of tendonitis, she has a particular interest in addressing and preventing performance injuries, in both beginning and experienced players. She holds a Master of Music in Violin Performance from Longy School of Music and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Olin College.