Biography

Mr. Meyer is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts (formerly the Philadelphia Musical Academy) where he studied with Jani Szanto. He holds a Master of Music degree from Temple University where he studied with Helen Kwalwasser. Further studies were at the Juilliard School of Music with Ivan Galamain and Dorothy DeLay. Most of his work has been dedicated to teaching young children, producing a number who have soloed with the Philadelphia Orchestra and other area orchestras. He is on the faculty at Temple University Music Preparatory Division Center for Gifted Young Musicians and the Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential.

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

1984 - 2012: 

Temple University, Center City (TUCC), Philadelphia, PA

Teacher for private violin students. Teacher of beginning violin, chamber music, ensemble and performance classes.

1984 - 2012: 

Institute for the Achievement of Human Potential, Philadelphia, PA

Director of violin program. Position encompasses teaching private violin students, chamber music, large ensemble and music appreciation courses.

1987 - 1992: 

Governor’s School for New Jersey , Trenton, NJ

Chamber music instructor for Governor’s School summer program held at College of New Jersey.

1969 - 1988: 

Plymouth Meeting Friends School, Plymouth Meeting, PA

Developed and taught Suzuki-based violin program offered in school’s curriculum to all students in grades 1- 4. Also taught private violin students.

1970 - 1984: 

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Instructor in Department of Music for music education majors in upper string methods. Private teacher for violin performance majors.

1969 - 1984: 

Jenkintown Music School, Jenkintown, PA

Private violin teacher. Initiated and conducted junior and senior orchestras at school for 10 years. Originated and developed violin program for 5 and 6-year-old children.

 

EDUCATION:

Temple University: Masters in Music; student of Helen Kwalwasser.

Juilliard School of Music: Special Studies Program; student of Ivan Galamian and Dorothy Delay.

Philadelphia Musical Academy: Bachelor of Music; student of Jani Szanto.