"Vanessa Mio has proven herself to be an up and coming violin pedagogue of excellence as seen in her students, her university pedagogy classes, and her fascination with anything that has to do with teaching."

- Mimi Zweig

Professor, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and Director of the Indiana University String Academy


"Vanessa Mio is a superb teacher. She has excellent pedagogical knowledge, is a fine player herself, and is dedicated to working with young violinists. In addition, her quest for continually adding to her tool-box of teaching skills and widening her scope and vision of education is terrific. She gets my highest recommendation!"

-Dr. Brenda Brenner

Associate Professor – Music Education, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and President of the American String Teachers’ Association


"Vanessa is a professional and inspiring teacher. She takes delight in teaching young violinists, and they respond well to her musicianship. She teaches and stretches students to an appropriate development level and instills confidence in acquiring skills such as memorization, technique, ear training, and theory. She is always wonderful and positive, and it is a pleasure to attend lessons with my daughter and son (ages 5 and 13 years)."

- Jessica Sloss (parent)


"My 6-year-old daughter has been a student of Vanessa's for just over a year now. When we first started lessons, I never anticipated the tremendous musical and personal growth we would experience. Vanessa is adept at knowing how to motivate Brynn to keep moving forward at a pace that is challenging, yet never overwhelming. We are currently working on note reading and theory, and Vanessa always takes the time to incorporate these elements into our individual and group lessons in a fun and practical way. Brynn has learned that even the most challenging piece can be mastered if you break it down into steps and keep working at it. Most importantly, Brynn looks forward to her classes and has developed a knowledge and appreciation for music that continues to grow." 

- Natalie Walker (parent)





Dr. Vanessa Mio is passionate about teaching students ranging in age from young children to postsecondary adults, teacher training, string pedagogy, and remedial strategies/techniques.

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