Olivia Smith is a violin teacher and performer based in Miami, Florida. As an instructor, Ms. Olivia is trained in the Suzuki violin method and teaches through unit 10. Ms. Smith is also a member of the Greater Miami Youth Symphony artistic team as the conductor of the Concert Orchestra. Growing up as a violinist of the Suzuki school, Olivia began playing at the age of 3. A few years later, she was immersed in the Irish fiddling tradition and can sometimes be found performing with local Irish bands and dance groups. Olivia received a degree in Music Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and specializes in starting the complete beginner on violin, general music, as well as a few other instruments.
In addition to teaching music lessons and conducting, Olivia maintains a steady performance schedule and has performed with artists such as Shakira, José Feliciano, Arturo Sandoval, Lynn Harrell, and Nadja Salerno-Sonnenburg. She has also collaborated as a recording studio musician with several artists including Gloria Estefan and Pharrell Williams. When she is not teaching or performing, Olivia can be found cycling through the the streets of Miami or cooking a tasty meal.
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