Abby Dreher

Active Teacher

  • Region: Viola,Violin Salt Lake
  • Counties: Salt Lake County
  • Accepting New Students: yes
  • Instruments Taught: Viola , Violin

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About Teacher

A professional violist and violin/viola teacher in Salt Lake City, Miss Dreher received her BME and BM from Illinois State University, with an emphasis in Suzuki string pedagogy. At the University of Colorado at Boulder, she studied with the Takacs quartet and received her MM. She has held positions with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Miami Symphony and the Palm Beach Symphony, and the Hexum Quartet. Residency at the Banff Centre, as well as attending the Aspen Music Festival were pivotal summers in her performing career. Miss Dreher was a guest artist for the Palm Beach Chamber Society and has held positions at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts, as well as the Pre-Juilliard Prep program at North Broward Preparatory School. She taught advanced general music curriculum at the Aspen Community School and as an artist teacher with the Aspen Music Festival and Bravo! Vail Haciendo Música. During the summers, she is the lead violin teacher for the Bravo! Vail Summer Intensives. Miss Dreher teaches the Suzuki method in person and virtually to students in the Rocky Mountain and Wasatch Mountain Ranges, and teaches at the Gifted Music School in Salt Lake City. She received her Every Child Can and Violin Units 1 -3 certifications with Pat D’Ercole and is continuing her training with Debbie Moench. In her free time, she enjoys long hikes, climbing, skiing and paddle boarding.


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