Violin and piano teacher
Amy Wilhelm is a violinist who graduated from Weber State University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Music Education/Instrumental Education. She then trained in gifted and talented education at Utah State University. She has taught violin and piano students of all ages, learning styles, and personalities since 1986. She has worked as a middle school special education aide and an orchestra teacher in public schools.
Amy grew to love music growing up with her parents, musicians Ferril and Deanne Muir. She studied violin performance with Janice Miller, Michael Palumbo, Richard Stout, Nancy Johnson, and Shi-Hwa Wang to prepare for a teaching career. Amy also has vocal/choral experience, studied music theory and composition with Paul Joines and Thomas Root, and conducting with Michael Palumbo and Ronald Wooden.
While in school, Amy held leadership positions in several performing groups; Weber State Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra, The Renaissance Chamber Ensemble, the Alla Breve String Quartet, and in teacher organizations; the American String Teachers Association and Music Educators National Conference. She earned the ” Outstanding Academic Musician” award for her college graduating class for five straight years for her musical composition, theory, performance, and pedagogical research work.
Through the years, Amy has performed as a member of the Rocky Mountain Symphony, the Utah Youth Symphony, the Mormon Youth Symphony, the Salt Lake Symphony, the New American Symphony, the Cache Chamber Orchestra, and the Chamber Orchestra Ogden. She is always working to sharpen her pedagogical skills through regular study and by taking classes.
Amy serves her church and community by performing and teaching music regularly and volunteering in various ways, including being treasurer for the Cache Valley String Festival. She and her husband, Todd, have been married since 1988, have raised seven children, and enjoy their many grandchildren.