Simply Violin

Current Positions

  • Strings Coordinator, St. Barnabas Center for the Arts
  • Concertmaster, Golden Valley Orchestra
  • Faculty, Minnetonka Schools Music Education




Lisa Berman, M.M.

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Education
  • Yale School of Music, Masters in Violin Performance, 1997
  • Yale College, B.A. in Music, 1996
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • summa cum laude
  • Distinction in Major (Music)
  • Oxford University, Oxford, England, Music Theory and Composition
  • Summers at Tanglewood, Interlochen, and Madeline Island Music Camp
  • Yale Law School, JD, 2002

Current Positions
  • Faculty, Minnetonka Schools Music Education
  • Board of Directors, Minnesota Youth Symphonies
  • Faculty, St. Barnabas Center for the Arts
  • Strings Coordinator, St. Barnabas Center for the Arts
  • Director, Artaria Northwest Adult Chamber Music Program

Awards and Performances
  • Soloist, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
  • First Prize, Minnesota Schubert Club Solo Competition
  • Entrepreneur of the Year, Edina Chamber of Commerce
  • Governor’s Scholar, Interlochen Arts Center, Michigan
  • Violin Soloist, Main Grounds, Tanglewood
  • Soloist, Minnesota Youth Symphony

Teachers and Training
  • Mak Bjork, past President, Suzuki Association of the Americas
  • Mary West, emeritus professor of violin, University of Minnesota
  • Almita Vamos, professor of violin, Oberlin Conservatory
  • Erick Friedman, emeritus professor of violin, Yale School of Music
  • Syoko Aki, professor of violin, Yale School of Music
  • David Nadien, professor of violin, Mannes School of Music