As a classically trained violinist and pianist, Esther has performed extensively throughout the United States and Europe.  She began piano lessons at a young age, followed by violin lessons a few years later.  Esther graduated from Luther College with her B.A. in Violin Performance.  She has participated in many violin and piano competitions, music camps and masterclasses, and toured with the Sound of Strings Music School and Luther College Orchestra.  Esther graduated from Luther in 2011, and has been teaching since 2014; she can work with all ages and abilities.  Although her training was formal, Esther enjoys teaching all genres of music and customizes her teaching method for each student.  She aims to share her passion of music with her students, and create a positive learning experience.  She enjoys collaborating and working with students to play with her and other students.