Violinist Erin Phelps Reidhead has been on faculty at the Sato Center for Suzuki Studies at CIM since 2012. Her students have been accepted to many area youth orchestras, including the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and Contemporary Youth Orchestra.

An avid orchestral musician, Reidhead is a member of the Canton Symphony Orchestra and is also a frequent performer with the Akron Symphony, Cleveland Pops Orchestra and Firelands Symphony. In past summers, she has participated in the National Repertory Orchestra, Beijing International Music Festival and Academy, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Banff Masterclass Residency and ENCORE School for Strings.


  • BM in violin performance with Academic Honors, Cleveland Institute of Music; studied with Stephen Rose
  • Long-term Suzuki teacher training, Cleveland Institute of Music; studied with Kimberly Meier-Sims
  • Suzuki studies in childhood; studied with Ronda Cole and Lisa-Beth Lambert
  • Additional studies with Kathleen Winkler, Marylou Speaker Churchill, and David and Linda Cerone

Teaching Experience

Cleveland Institute of Music, Sato Center for Suzuki Studies (2012-present)