About Larisa Epps
Epps graduated summa cum laude from Montclair State University,
as a participant in the Governor's Teaching Scholars Program,
with a degree in Music Education in 1993. She has studied violin
with David Dusylovitch, Oscar Ravina, and Beverly Somach.
Larisa spent 6
years teaching strings at the elementary, middle and high school
level in both Manalapan-Englishtown and Summit, New Jersey.
During this time, she was also a sectional first violinist in
the Summit Symphony Orchestra and secretary for the New Jersey
Chapter of the American String Teachers Association.
In 2000, Mrs. Epps
private violin studio in Hamilton Square, New
Jersey. Her students regularly participate in the New Jersey ASTA Certificate Program Exam, consistently receiving
certificates from the Foundation Level through Level 10. She has
also successfully prepared students for the Associated Board of
Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) Grade 8 Violin Exam, the ABRSM
Diploma Exam, and college auditions. Her students have been
members of the Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra and the Youth
Orchestra of Central Jersey.
the violin trio, Tutti Dolce, which was
established in 2007 with her former students Deborah and Emma Sadanand. They are thrilled to additionally feature the accomplished pianist Julie Markavitch-Caudle in their musical offerings. Larisa is also honored to be the Executive Director of the
Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey, since 2017.
Violinist and Private Violin