Happy Faculty Spotlight Friday! This week, meet our string and piano teacher Nina Gross!
Nina studied viola and piano performance at Interlochen Arts Academy. She holds her BA and MA degrees from Yale University, where her focus was social science and education. She has been a private strings instructor, writer, and musician-composer. She taught elementary music and violin at the Atlanta Montessori International School, general music and choral instruction at the elementary level in the Bronx, and Suzuki viola at the Atlanta Conservatory of Music.
Nina has played in several symphonies including The Bronx Symphony, The Yale Symphony, and Georgia Philharmonic. She also enjoys chamber music, studio work, and improvisation.
Nina believes musical expression should be the right of every child. In her teaching, she seeks to establish a strong musical foundation and joyous relationship with music. She tries to meet each student where they are and takes an organic approach, incorporating ear work, body movement, music theory, and the language of emotion and musical expression.
Aside from music she enjoys sharing her poetry, practicing aikido, and singing – oops, that’s music. She is currently writing a novel.