Carrie Brandt has been teaching private violin lessons to all ages for over 18 years. Her
past teaching experience includes operating her own studio in Virginia and North
Carolina, teaching on the private lesson faculty at Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, NC,
and as a teacher at the Junior Musician's camp in Windhoek, Namibia.
Carrie also has been performing violin professionally for over 20 years. Her performing
experience includes numerous symphonies, including the Roanoke Symphony
Orchestra, the Raleigh and Durham Symphonies, Opera Roanoke. Additionally, she has
performed in musical theater pit orchestras, ballet orchestras, and church services in
Virginia, North Carolina, and New Hampshire. Carrie has also performed in over 200
weddings and other private events. She has performed with many musicians, including
harpist Dan Yu.
A native of Virginia, Carrie began studying violin at the age of 9. She was the 1993
winner of the Roanoke Young Artist Award, as well as a Roanoke Festival in the Park
Arts Scholarship. Carrie studied violin performance at North Carolina School of the Arts.
In 1999 Carrie graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree in violin performance from
Roanoke College in Virginia. While at Roanoke College, Carrie was awarded the 1998
Fine Arts Prize in Music. She has participated twice in the Bowdoin International Music
Festival. Carrie’s studies included master classes with violinists including Sergiu Luca
and Eric Rosenblith, and some lessons with Donald Weilerstein.
Carrie currently resides in Yonkers, with her husband and three daughters.