An educational program of the Great Lakes Center for the Arts

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Dorothy Gerber Strings Program

 

800 Bay Harbor Dr.

Bay Harbor, MI 49770

 

Dr. David Reimer, Music Director

616.828.8321

DavidDGStrings@gmail.com

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THANK YOU TO COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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

© 2019 Dorothy Gerber Strings Program

Dr. David Reimer

Music Director

616.828.8321

DavidDGStrings@gmail.com

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

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

Iuliia Fetysenko

ifetysenko@greatlakescfa.org

 

Suzuki teacher, Private lesson teacher on violin and viola, classroom teacher at Pellston and Petoskey 

Connor Dorsey 

cdorsey@greatlakescfa.org

 

Private lesson teacher on violin, classroom teacher in Ellsworth, Charlevoix, Boyne City and Boyne Falls 

Peter Tolias 

 

Classroom teacher in Elk Rapids

Beth Deininger 

 

Classroom teacher in East Jordan and Boyne Falls 

Cheryl Zetterholm 

 

Private lesson instructor in Elk Rapids 

Elizabeth Bert  

 

Private lesson instructor in Charlevoix 

ASSISTANT TEACHERS

Maggie Stewart 

Assistant Teacher

Hannah Harris  

Assistant Teacher

Becky Palmiter 

Assistant Teacher

Karen Jervey 

Assistant Teacher