Heather Garcia

Strings & Personal Finance

Heather graduated from the University of Memphis with a Bachelor's Degree in Viola Performance, summa cum laude. While there, she assisted in the University of Memphis String Project under Lenny Schraze and received Suzuki violin training from Kimberly Meir-Simms. After graduating, she moved to Buffalo, NY, and began teaching at Buffalo Suzuki Strings. While there, she had a large private Suzuki violin and viola studio and held weekly group classes for four years. After having her son, Heather and her husband moved to Virginia Beach, where she began working for the Academy of Music and later taught at Norfolk Collegiate. Heather has also been a guest conductor for Virginia Beach All-City events and a member of Symphonicity. In addition to her musical endeavors, Heather and her husband have also facilitated numerous Financial Peace University classes. They have a passion for seeing couples, and especially students, managing their finances to live debt-free. She has also been the treasurer for the Hampton Roads Suzuki Association for several years.

Classes Taught

Advanced Strings, Beginning Strings, Intermediate Strings, Personal Finance