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Kristen Hruby

I began my musical studies the way so many of my students have- in my school orchestra, and private lessons. In high school, I decided I wanted to share my love and passion for music with students and have never looked back.

My first instrument was violin- I've been playing for 22+ years. I play 6 different instruments- violin, viola, cello, clarinet, saxophone, and piano. When I'm not teaching or playing, you can find me spending time with my husband, daughter, and two dogs.
Bonus Facts: My favorite color is blue, I love the Rocky Mountains, and I am a Cincinnati Bengals fan.​

Teaching and Performing Discography


  • Masters of Music Education, Kent State University

  • Bachelor of Music Education/Licensure, Bowling Green State University

Current Musical Engagements

  • Violinist, Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra

  • Orchestra Director, MVSO Youth Strings Sinfonia

  • Chamber Coach, MVSO Youth Strings

  • Freelance Wedding Musician

Professional Organizations

  • American String Teachers Association

Previous Engagements

  • Private Lesson Teacher of 15 years

  • Coached and assisted directing school ensembles in NE Ohio - band, orchestra, choir

  • Taught K-6 General Music and beginning choir

  • Performance experience in every ensemble setting

  • Enjoy performing classical repertoire and Broadway

Student Accomplishments

  • Superior and Excellent ratings at OMEA Solo and Ensemble events

  • Perform with area Honor Orchestras and audition-only ensembles within their schools and across the Dayton and Cincinnati areas

Teaching Environment

  • Foster an environment of teamwork and community between students, parents, and teacher

  • Encourage students to step out of their comfort zones to develop confident, committed musicians while teaching to individual strengths, and challenging in areas of growth

Ready to get started? Contact me today!

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