performance experience includes The Kennedy Center, Western-Piedmont Symphony, Union Symphony and many smaller ensembles including his own group 7 String Theory whom he composes for and presents school workshops with. Frank has taught strings for 25 years through his own studios and in several private and charter schools. Frank provides repair and restoration work for our New Hampshire location. He trained in luthier skills with Tim Donley, Paul Weissmeyer and Francis Morris. He specializes in sound adjustment, assisting students and professionals with real-time adjustments to receive feedback from the player. Frank has extensive knowledge about old instruments and provides appraisal services at our New Hampshire location, and by advance appointment in North Carolina.
studio director, violin and viola instructor
Rebecca Ray developed a love for music when she was introduced to the violin at age nine. She was raised on the Suzuki method and continues to promote this method in her teaching. Rebecca received her Bachelor's of Music in Violin Performance from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte where she studied with Anne R. Belk distinguished professor David Russell. She teaches students of all ages on violin and viola both privately and in group class settings. In addition to teaching, she is an active performer with various ensembles such as 7 String Theory and CPCC Opera Theater.