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45 minutes....................$40.00
60 minutes....................$50.00

Gayna Bassin teaches traditional violin and viola to students from age 7 to adult, with emphasis on reading skills, technique and musical style. The Bassin Strings Studio is located in Montgomery, Ohio. She has been a faculty member at the Cincinnati String Academy at the Wyoming Center for the Arts since 1997, and also taught at Cincinnati Country Day School, Indian Hill High School and Fairfield High School.

Mrs. Bassin received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Ivan Galamian, Jaime Laredo and Jascha Brodsky. She received a Master of Music degree from Indiana University at Bloomington, where she studied with Josef Gingold. She has been coached in chamber music by members of the Guarneri, Curtis and Budapest Quartets.

Mrs. Bassin was a member of the First Violin section of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra from 1976-1996. She served as Concertmaster with the Cincinnati Community Orchestra from 2003-2004 and Principal Second Violin in the Musica Sacra orchestra for several years. She is currently the solo violinist in the Queen City Klezmorim, a group specializing in Jewish klezmer music. She is also an active member and Board member of Matinee Musicale Cincinnati. She has also played many solo and chamber music recitals in Cincinnati, Dayton and Indiana.

She has been a soloist with the Colorado Philharmonic Orchestra, the Windsor Symphony, and the Cincinnati Community Orchestra. She has performed in many international music festivals, including the Blossom Music Festival (Kent State University, Ohio), the Tanglewood Music Festival, the New York String Orchestra with Alexander Schneider, the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico, and the Orchestra de les Jeunesses Musicales with Leonard Bernstein and Michael Tilson Thomas.

See YouTube videos of Mrs. Bassin playing with the Queen City Klezmorim here.

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