Rebecca Appert Kaltz~ Violin Studio

American Federation of Musicians, International Musician

AFM website 

Has Local Union information, Audition Ads updated at the beginning of each month, and more information about Union benefits, etc.

Suzuki Association of the Americas

Suzuki website

Contains information about how to become a Suzuki teacher, teacher training, job listings, instrument insurance, dues, Summer Institutes, new materials from Alfred, Conference info, Suzuki forum for teachers, parents and students, Suzuki Journal, and anything you need that is Suzuki related.

Ann Arbor Suzuki Institute 

The home of the Ann Arbor Suzuki Institute 

American String Teachers Association

ASTA website

Information on summer camps, job listings, new materials for teachers, benefits, instrument insurance, the American String Teacher Journal, membership, can pay dues online. website

Great site for blogs, player bios, forums and discussion on anything violin related, local shops, camps, run by Laurie Niles, a great site for getting the latest in the violin world.

theviolinsite website

A great resource based on the Galamian method of teaching, has practice tools (like an online practice metronome to use with the reccomended left and right hand exercises)  teaching and pedagogical resources,  teacher directory by state for lessons, and more website

Dr. Kurt Sassmannshaus method of teaching, based on Dorothy Delay and Galamian methods.  Contains video and sound clip examples, practice log available for download, forum for questions, create your own account and login, and more. Dr. S is head of the University of Cincinnati Starling Program and the Conservatory of Music violin department. (CCM) Where I went to school!

Musical Chairs

Musical Chairs  website

International Orchestra job listings, also some US orchestra jobs as well, with links to each job posting or website for more information.

Colleagues Websites


Dr. Donald Appert


Phoebe Gelzer Govatos, violin 


Elizabeth Cheng, violin and cello studio


Paul Cheng, violin and viola lessons