Amy Weckesser, First Violinist of the Shrewsbury String Quartet, taught at Settlement Music School, Wilmington School of Music and Haddonfield School for the Performing Arts before deciding to open her own studio in Haddon Township, NJ. She has been teaching violin for over 20 years.
Many of Amy’s students have been accepted in All State Orchestra, All South Jersey Orchestra and Philadelphia Youth Orchestra. Some of Amy’s students have been accepted at prestigious music conservatories such as Peabody, University of Indiana, Ester Boyer College of Music at Temple University.
Amy tours with Smokey Robinson and has played for Tony Bennett, Paul Anka, Connie Francis, Frank Sinatra and Frank Sinatra, Jr. as well as many others. Amy has played with Delaware Symphony, Trenton Symphony, Delaware Valley Orchestra, Jubilate Deo and many others.
Amy conducts South Jersey Youth Orchestra and Friends, a multi-generational orchestra that performs two concerts a year. This orchestra gives students a chance to play with other musicians as well as learn orchestral repertoire. All of Amy’s students are encouraged to play in this orchestra.
Amy also assembles students into smaller chamber groups. This gives even the most inexperienced students opportunities to play with other musicians of the same ability.