Bruce McBeth is a dedicated teacher, performer and violin maker. Directly after receiving his Master’s degree from the University of Nevada-Reno studying with concert masters Philip Ruder of the Cincinnati Symphony and Roy Malan of the San Francisco Ballet, he began teaching and quickly became well known for his ease in connecting with his young and adult students. He is able to convey proper, well-honed traditional techniques that he has learned from his past masters and combining them with the very popular Suzuki method. Bruce has been lucky to be able to perform with top artists such as Pavarotti, Itzhak Perlman, Smokey Robinson, Tony Bennet, Ray Charles and on recordings of Merle Haggard and other artists. He also has completed over 15 instruments as a luthier and has been awarded a gold medal for their tone. Students will quickly love playing violin by his heart felt encouragement and love of music that will last well beyond into their professional lives.