Meghan Faw, Violin
Originally from Houston, Texas, Meghan's musical education began when she started playing the piano at age five. Shortly after, she began taking Suzuki violin lessons and quickly realized she much preferred the violin over the piano. Meghan attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, where she participated in classes such as orchestra, chamber music, and music theory for half the day, and regular academics for the other half. While in high school, Meghan studied privately with Frank Huang, the current concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic. In 2013, Meghan was the winner of both the Clear Lake Symphony concerto competition and the Virtuosi of Houston concerto competition, and performed the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with both orchestras. Meghan earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 2017 studying with Sandy Yamamoto, founding member of the Miro Quartet, and her Master of Music degree from DePaul University in 2019 studying with Janet Sung, international soloist. While pursuing her Bachelor's, Meghan volunteered for the UT String Project, and organization that teaches college students the art of pedagogy. There, she fell in love with teaching. She worked under established teachers and had her own teaching evaluated. Since moving to Chicago, Meghan has taught group and private lessons in Chicago public and private schools, as well as held her own teaching studio. In addition to an active teaching schedule, Meghan has performed with artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Michael Bolton, and others. Meghan received her Every Child Can, Book 1, Book 2, and Book 5 Suzuki training from Rolando Freitag, and Book 3 from Vera McCoy-Sulentic. Meghan has been teaching for 5 years now, and held a studio of over 75 students in the 2019-2020 school year. She works with children ages 3 and up, as well as adults (no age limit!).