OUR TEACHERS

Playing an essential role in helping children develop their musical knowledge and skills, aiding in their creative growth, self–esteem, and sense of self.

Dr. David Reimer

Music Director

616.828.8321

dreimer@greatlakescfa.org

THE DIRECTOR

Dr. David Reimer, Music Director

Dr. David Reimer has been the director of the Dorothy Gerber Strings Program since 2017, having moved to Charlevoix from Grand Rapids, where he was Professor of Violin and the director of the strings program at Calvin College. David has studied at the North Carolina School of the Arts, the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Ohio State University. His doctorate was earned in violin performance and he has also studied music education with Robert Gillespie at Ohio State and Suzuki pedagogy at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

In addition to his position at Calvin College, he also taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music Preparatory Program, the University of Connecticut Community Music School, and the College of DuPage. As a performer, David has performed with many orchestras, including the Virginia Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony, and the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed as a soloist with the Baroque on Beaver Island Orchestra, the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra and the Mansfield Symphony. In 2017, Dr. Reimer established The Cummings Quartet to be the professional ensemble representing the Dorothy Gerber Strings Program. The Quartet has performed in Charlevoix, Boyne City, Pellston, Grand Rapids, Traverse City, Petoskey, Elk Rapids and on Beaver Island.

OUR INSTRUCTORS

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Dr. Trisha Berquist

Assistant Director, Classroom Teacher, Lesson & Suzuki Instructor

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Peter Tolias

Elk Rapids
Classroom Instructor

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Elizabeth Bert

Private Lesson Instructor

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Iuliia Fetysenko

Classroom Teacher, 
Lesson & Suzuki Instructor

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Beth Deininger

Boyne Falls & East Jordan Classroom Instructor

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Becky Palmiter

Classroom Teacher

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Kevin Richardson

Private Lesson Instructor
& Classroom Teacher

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Dr. Byron Farrar 

Private Lesson Instructor

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Maggie Stewart 

Private Lesson Instructor

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Karen Jervey

Assistant Classroom Teacher

Contact

Dorothy Gerber Strings Program

4233 Main St.

Bay Harbor, MI 49770

 

Dr. David Reimer, Music Director

616.828.8321

dreimer@greatlakescfa.org

Thank You
Community Partners

 

The DGSP is grateful to the Charlevoix County Community Foundation for their support in providing scholarships for students interested in individual lessons.

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