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Instruments: Bass Cello Viola Violin Phone: 801-503-4989 Email: celloandabass@gmail.com Website: Daniel Baird's Website

Daniel Baird began playing jazz in high school, first on the bass guitar then on the double-bass. He later learned the cello to pursue his love of classical music. Here in Utah he currently plays the cello in the Wasatch Community Symphony Orchestra and occasionally with other community orchestras. He has played the bass in small combos--both vocal and instrumental, in dance bands and in big bands gigging at both large and small venues. More recently he has gigged with the faculty jazz band at Salt Lake Community College.

In addition to teaching private students, Daniel also teaches elementary school orchestra, grades 4-6. Daniel is a member of the American String Teachers Association and The Federation of Music Clubs. Daniel also encourages students to learn their instrument and musicianship through private lessons and recitals measured by accredited national standards. He teaches classical and jazz styles, the latter including improvisation, but will also tailor the lessons to the student’s interests including rock, pop, folk, etc.

Daniel accepts students in the 4th grade up to adults. He also accepts any level of players on the bass and cello. On top of that, he teaches violin and viola for beginners. Visit his site at http://bairdd.wix.com/celloandabass for more information including pricing and upcoming events.


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Violin 209-985-3229

Hannah Garrett began playing the violin at age 4. She has taught dozens of students over the last 10 years in both California and Utah. She received her Bachelors Degree in Violin Performance in 2010 from Utah State University, studying with Yi Ching Fedkenheuer. Under the direction of Fry Street Quartet violist Russell Fallstad, she helped create the Utah State University String Academy. She was the violin department coordinator, and also taught new Suzuki parent orientation. Hannah has a strong passion for the Suzuki method, and has taken training courses from Judy Bossuat, Mimi Zweig and Ronda Cole.

Hannah is currently a member of the American Festival Orchestra, conducted by Craig Jessop. She has performed with artists such as Jenny Oaks Baker and Maureen McGovern, and performed with ABBA Tribute: Arrival From Switzerland this summer. She has also worked with many classically trained violinists, such as Andres Cardenes and Brian Finlayson. Hannah also has a passion for fiddle music, and has worked with world renowned fiddlers such as Alasdair Fraser, Martin Hayes and Annbjorg Lien. In high school she was asked to perform as a soloist at a private event for singer/actress Rita Moreno. She has performed in Austria and Hungary in youth orchestras. She enjoys playing in chamber groups, discovering new teaching ideas and fiddling.

Hannah teaches all ages from small children to adults, and all levels from Beginner to Advanced violinists.



Eric has over 15 years of teaching experience and is an avid musician. He has resided as the principal cellist for the West Valley Symphony for over 15 years. Visit his website at www.cremmemusicstudios.com for available appointment times and tuition prices.


Violin 801-717-7819

Paula started playing violin at age 4 in her mother’s Suzuki studio. As a child, she attended several Suzuki institutes in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and California. In high school she was invited to Washington D.C. as a National Musical Honors’ candidate from her home state of Washington.

She received a music scholarship to Brigham Young University where she graduated with her Bachelors of Arts degree in Violin Performance and Pedagogy. While attending BYU, Paula played with the university Philharmonic and Chamber orchestras. She was featured as a soloist with the Chamber orchestra on two different American tours to the Southern States, and California. Paula has also obtained her music education degree through Salt Lake Community college and the University of Utah.

Paula currently plays with the Orchestra on Temple Square and teaches orchestra at Legacy Preparatory Academy, a Charter school in North Salt Lake. She has played professionally with the several groups including; Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra (Colorado), Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, Utah Festival Opera Company, Seattle Philharmonic, and Puget Sound Chamber Artists. She has had the opportunity to play with many world renowned recording artists such as; Pink Martini, Air Supply, and the Kings’ Singers.

Paula has worked with several violinists and/or conductors in Utah and Washington State as well as private studios while studying in Vienna, Austria and Prague, Czech Republic. Local teachers include: Donna Fairbanks, Nell Gotkovsky, Jack Ashton, Clyn Barrus, Igor Gruppman, Helen Pagels DePastel, and Richard Skerlong.

Paula thoroughly enjoys teaching violin to all levels of students, beginning-advanced. She uses the Suzuki method but supplements with many other techniques as well as is necessary.


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Emily Woods started playing the violin at the age of 8. She was a member of the Granite Junior and Granite Youth Symphonies. She also went on to play in the college orchestra and symphony orchestra while attending Brigham Young University Idaho. She began teaching private lessons while in high school. She is currently teaching lessons using the Suzuki method and accepting students from the ages of four and up.