Ms. Dmitriyev earned her degree in violin performance and music education in St. Petersburg, Russia and has extensive experience as a Professional Violinist and Violin Teacher. She has over 30 years of experience teaching in music schools, as well as public and charter schools. As a professional violinist she has performed in New York State with Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Buffalo Opera Company, Fredonia Chamber Players, and Clarence Summer Orchestra. She is a member of the Suzuki Association of Americas and Erie County Music Teacher Association (NY). Her philosophy is that the gift of music is for EVERYONE and strives to bring out the best in her students.