Carina Parker, Violin & Viola

Originally from Brazil, Carina Parker started learning to play the violin at the age 9. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Music from the State University of Campinas in Brazil (Unicamp), a Master’s Degree in Violin Performance from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Master’s Degree in Music Education from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, where she had the opportunity to study with outstanding professors such as Dr. Brenda Brenner and Mimi Zweig.


During her 15 years of teaching experience, Carina has had the opportunity to teach music in multiple settings across three countries–Brazil, the United Kingdom and the United States–where she worked with students of numerous ages and skills levels, teaching individual and group lessons and coaching chamber and string orchestra ensembles.


Carina has had the privilege of playing alongside many notable musicians, including Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, Nadja Salerno, Augustin Hadelich, Boris Belkin, and Kurt Masur.

  • Education data on more that 25,000 secondary students reveals that students who report consistent high levels of involvement in instrumental music over the middle and high school years show “significantly higher levels of mathematics proficiency by grade 12.”

    – Source: Catterall, James S., Richard Chapleau, and John Iwanaga. “Involvement in the Arts and Human Development: General Involvement and Intensive Involvement in Music and Theatre Arts,” 1999 Retrieved December 13, 2011 from the NAMM Foundation Web site. [/quote]