Holly Bryan is the owner and violin instructor at North Georgia Strings Studio in Cumming, GA. She is a Suzuki certified violin Instuctor who has been teaching violin since 1996.
She began violin as a 5-year old Suzuki student in Johnson City, TN. She has her bachelor’s degree in music, violin emphasis, from Southern Adventist University. Her primary teachers include Mary Daniels, concertmaster of the Asheville Symphony for 25 years, Mark Zelmanovich, concertmaster of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra until 2010, and David Arenz, principal second of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra until 2014. She has performed with the Asheville Symphony, the Atlanta Opera Orchestra, the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra, the Gwinnet Philharmonic, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. She is an active freelance violinist in the Atlanta area and currently performs with the Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra and has been a member of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra since 2001. She is married and has two children.
Very professional, prompt and nice.
My daughter, Avery, is ten-years-old and has taken violin with Holly Bryan at North Georgia String Studios since she was three-years-old. Holly is an outstanding teacher who uses a variety of techniques to help Avery become a better violinist. Holly not only has encouraged Avery to practice ear training, but she has encouraged her to read music and to play both classical violin and American fiddle tunes, as well. More importantly, Holly truly cares for Avery and provides a wonderful and positive environment where Avery knows she is loved. Holly Bryan and the staff and North Georgia Strings studios are like family to us, and we cannot recommend them enough!
Little did I know when we began our first son at ag 4 in violin that we would still be driving to North Georgia Strings Studio for our fourth son 19 years later and two moves later. This means we travel on almost 1.5 hours one way to get there, but it is time well spent. She is an amazing teacher and takes the child to the level they are capable of reaching. My first son could have been a professional violinist; my second son was more into athletics, but she instilled a love of music and taught him perseverance and hard work, and my last son is learning the same lessons in patience and practice, but with an eye to possibly staying in the music world as a career. I cannot recommend her enough; but beware, being her student does require dedication, but she makes that dedication an enjoyment.
Mrs Holly is a talented musician and an amazing instructor. She is so creative during her lessons, dedicated and patient. Our daughter started with her when she was 3 and has made much progress with her violin. Best of all, our daughter looks forward to her time with Mrs Holly each week. It has been two years and we look forward to another year.
Weekly 30-minute lessons are $124/month.
Weekly 1-hour lessons are $248/month.