Meet our staff!               
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   information on the Nashville Violins staff   

Dave Wascher As the founder of Nashville Violins, Dave has assembled a great staff of professionals to assist you with all aspects of playing a stringed instrument. From your first rental, through lessons, upgrades, and on to professional status, we have the staff to get you there all along your musical journey. We are proud to introduce you to our staff!
Andrew Wampler Andrew brings years of teaching experience in all styles of guitar, as well as bass, mandolin, ukulele, and piano. When he's not teaching, you can find him downstairs taking care of customers, filling orders, and scheduling lessons.  AndrewBio

Buffy Rhea

Buffy has a Commercial Music Performance degree from Belmont University, where she studied jazz, rock, classical, contemporary, pop, and many other styles of music. She teaches cello and piano in all styles for all abilities.  BuffyBio
Elizabeth Southards Elizabeth teaches violin, viola, and piano. She studied violin performance at Eastern Illinois University, and comes from a musical family. Elizabeth has orchestral experience, but her greatest musical love is teaching.
Jennifer Warren Jennifer began studying violin at age three with her violinist/violist father. Ms. Warren has a Bachelor of Arts in Violin Performance and a Master of Arts in Music from MTSU. In additiona to teaching violin, fiddling, and viola, she performs regularly with several orchestras.

Jessica Wood Jessica comes to us from the Chicago School of Violin Making. Besides teaching the violin, fiddle, and viola, she is also an accomplished luthier, and can be seen repairing and setting up violins in the workshop here at Nashville Violins.  JessicaBio
Kevin Rilling Kevin is one of our luthiers at Nashville Violins. He studied violin-making and repair in the Southeast Technical Violin Repair Program in Red Wing, MN, holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Blair, Vanderbilt, and a Masters of Music, Music Theory from University of Cincinnati.

Mika Nelson

We are excited to have Mika joining our sales staff here at Nashville Violins. Mika has performed at many of our recitals, and plays several instruments including ukulele, guitar, voice, and clarinet. Be sure to stop by and welcome her to our staff.
Samuel Morgan Samuel is our bass specialist at Nashville Violins. He teaches upright bass, electric bass, piano, and music theory. In addition to his classical training, he also enjoys playing bluegrass and other styles of music.

Rascal can be found "doing the hard part" holding the shop down, greeting customers, and keeping us on track throughout the day. He may not play an instrument, but he enjoys attention, and he loves to listen to the music whenever anyone is playing.



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