Violin Lessons


Karen Pommerich – Violin and Viola Teacher

Karen Pommerich, viola teacherKaren brings years of experience as a performer as well as teacher to her role as violin and viola teacher at AFTA. She has taught private students for 20 years, from beginners to career-level musicians. Karen works with local ensembles including the Asheville Symphony, Asheville Lyric Opera, and Charlotte Symphony. Karen also believes in the healing power of music and often shares her music with patients as a visiting solo performer. >>MORE


Mariya Potapova – Violin Teacher

Mariya Potapova, a native of St. Petersburg, Russia, grew up in a family of musicians.  Mariya began studying violin at age 8. Potapova moved to the United States in 1999, where she started studying with world-renown professor Vadim Voyler.  During that time Mariya had won two first place awards in instrumental competitions.  Currently Mariya holds two BA degrees from UNCA in Psychology and Music. She is a member of Asheville Symphony Orchestra, Greenville Symphony, SC, Opal String Quartet as well as Asheville’s Temple Trio.  >>MORE