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Teaches Violin, Viola

To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable! - Ludwig van Beethoven

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Teaches at:

M.M. in Violin Performance and Music History from the University of Florida, B.M. from the University of Florida, Master of Music, Bachelor of Music

Current Band(s)/Gig(s)

Ocala Symphony Orchestra, The Gainesville Orchestra, The Imperial Symphony Orchestra

Teaching Experience

10+ years of teaching experience, All ages, All levels, Suzuki

Specialties / Genres Taught

Classical, Orchestra, Solo

Areas of Instruction

Violin, Viola

Levels Taught

All, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Favorite Instruments

Violin, Cello, Piano, Saxophone

Performance Experience

Performing professionally for over 10 years, Weddings, Symphony Orchestras, Chamber Ensembles, Solo

About Marina

Marina Tucker has been teaching and playing violin professionally for over ten years. A longtime member of both the Gainesville and Ocala Symphony Orchestras, Marina has also performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Albany Symphony Orchestra, Space Coast Symphony Orchestra, Central Florida Master Choir, Village Voices Choir, New Moon String Ensemble, and the International Chamber Ensemble, among others. Most recently, Marina was appointed Principal Second Violin of the Imperial Symphony Orchestra in Lakeland, FL.

In addition to her rigorous performance schedule, Marina teaches violin and viola at Music & Arts (formerly Great Southern Music) in Gainesville, FL. She also teaches at the College of Central Florida in Ocala, FL, where she prepares violin and viola students for music careers, and directs the CF String Ensemble. 

Marina’s teaching philosophy reflects her work with numerous students in diverse settings. She customizes her approach to fit the goals and learning strengths of each individual student. Combining different teaching methods helps her students gain proficiency at their instruments, enables their self-learning, and builds their confidence.

Marina holds a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music, from the University of Florida, where she studied violin with Dr. Janna Lower and Dr. Luis Fernandez. 


Gainesville Music & Arts 352-378-7651 GAINESVILLE FL