Katerina Poynter

Katerina teaches violin,viola, and piano. Katerina was born in Russia in 1965. At the age of 6 she started taking piano lessons. At the age of 9 she qualified for and was admitted to the State run Music School #1 in the city of Almaty. This school offered a similar education to that of the fine arts high schools of the United States such as Interlochen and Julliard. After graduation she was admitted to the Moscow Music College. She graduated from the Moscow Music College in 1987 with degrees in Teaching Practices and Performance. Along the way she won or placed in the top 3 positions in several string competitions. From 1987 to 1995 she worked in music schools and theater orchestras. She has lived in the U.S. since 2004 and has been teaching piano, violin, and viola here in the states since 2005. She plays violin in the first section of the International Symphony Orchestra of Port Huron/Sarnia. She gives private lessons at St Clair Community College in Port Huron and at the studio in North Branch.
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David Poynter

David teaches guitar. David was born in 1957 in Mt Clemens, Michigan. He started his musical journey in the 4th grade playing clarinet. He started playing guitar at the age of 18 taking private lessons at Americana Studio in Detroit. He was predominately self taught for the next several years taking jazz workshops from prominent local musicians and teachers such as Ron English and Joe Fava along with Music Theory and Ear Training classes at Macomb Community College taught by Ron Koenig and Thomas Cook. He has been a life long student of Jazz and Classical music and stays in tune with all the current events surrounding these musical genres by attending music festivals such as the Detroit Jazz Fest and various Bach Festivals whenever possible...education also exists outside of the classroom.