Crystal Gheen studied violin under Dr. Jonathan Swartz and Dr. Katie McLin at Arizona State University where she earned her Bachelors degree in Music Edcuation with an emphasis in Strings. While attending ASU, she was an active member in the ASU Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra. While she played in the ASU Symphony, she accompanied such artists as Regina Carter, Daniel Bernard Romain and Phillip Glass. She has also played violin and viola in the ASU Chamber Quartet program where she had the wonderful opportunity to work with members from the Julliard String Quartet and The St. Lawrence String Quartet. She also was an ASU orchestra scholarship recipient from 2004-2007. While at ASU, she taught classes and private lessons in the highly acclaimed String Project. In 2008, she was chosen to represent the ASU String Project at the American String Teacher's Association conference held in New Mexico. Crystal Gheen began her violin studies at the age of nine. Growing up, she excelled in her music studies and became a member of the Metropolitan Youth Symphony and the Phoenix Youth Symphony Guild. In high school, she participated in Regional and All State festivals on violin and viola. In 2003, she held the principal viola position in her region and then went on to hold the concert master position in violin the next year. While in high school, she also was a member of the Mesa Community College Chamber music program and the Scottsdale Community College Symphony. She has also played back up for Marc Anthony, Marcos Antonio Solis & Laura Pausini. She has played for various churches, choirs, and local folk/rock bands. Ms. Gheen has been teaching private violin, viola & piano lessons for eight years. She has maintained a private studio ranging in ages 4-64 and has taught beginner through advanced levels. Her students are leaders in their school orchestras and continue to attain seats in Regional and All State Orchestras around the state. She prides herself on being an innovative and creative teacher.