Audrey Hartson, Violin and Viola
Audrey has been a learner and performer of music since the age of five. She graduated from Central Michigan University with degrees in Child Development and Music (violin, viola, and voice) in 2019, and is currently working towards her Masters in Music Education at the University of Oklahoma. In tandem with an extensive classical background, she has always been passionate about traditional music genres and has been a member of a seven-member folk band called 7th Street for over a decade.
In addition to music, Audrey has been involved with fine arts and theatre throughout her life, teaching and directing in both settings. Her primary art mediums are graphite, colored pencil, oil paints, and more recently, digital iPad art!
She has been teaching since 2014, and loves the personal experience of getting to know a student through music or art-making. As a teacher, Audrey believes in making every experience comfortable, meaningful, and exciting for students.
Rebecca Panayiotou, Violin
Rebecca Panayiotou has performed as a violinist for eighteen years. She is proficient in a range of musical styles, from orchestral and chamber music to improvisation and fiddle. She has performed throughout the central Florida area, and her studies have taken her from NY to Alaska and Italy. Ms. Panayiotou is the Principal Second Violin of the OBU/Shawnee Community Orchestra, and has also been concertmaster of the OU Civic Orchestra. She plays fiddle with her two musical projects, Open Prairie and Kind Couple. Click for More
Gus Weaver, violin and viola
Jeffrey Adam “Gus” Weaver has performed in symphonies, small ensembles, and as a soloist for over two decades. His education and career have taken him from the Southeast to the Midwest and the Northwest, and his performances range from formal classical symphony concerts, weddings, funerals, mariachi, rock, prayer services, and church services to informal business parties, private home gatherings, art openings, and street festivals.
Mr. Weaver is a member of the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra in Texas and the Ft. Smith Symphony in Arkansas. He also performs regularly as a member of Mariachi Orgullo de America in the Oklahoma City and surrounding areas. As an instructor and mentor he teaches violin and viola lessons and has taught group and individual lessons in violin in Norman, Oklahoma; Pocatello, Idaho; Portland, Oregon; and Melbourne, Florida.
Mr. Weaver holds a Master of Music in Performance degree from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelor of Music in Performance degree from Idaho State University. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Program of Liberal Studies from the University of Notre Dame. His principal violin teachers include Hal Grossman, Keum Hwa Cha, Chung Park, Carol Sindell, Carolyn Plummer, and Igor Markstein. His principal viola teacher was Chung Park. Mr. Weaver has performed in master classes for Aaron Barofsky, Yosuke Kawasaki, Kirsten Yon, and Dierdre Hutton.