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Cynthia Greer, violin and viola


Cynthia Greer teaches violin and viola lessons privately in her studio in Mission Viejo. She taught for 37 years in the Saddleback Valley Unified School District (1972-2009) and was honored in 2007 as the Orange County Music Educator of The Year for Elementary Instrumental Music. She shared her expertise as an Elementary Strings Presenter for the Music Educators National Conference in 1977, 1982, 1990, and 1996. Ms. Greer also has a varied background, having worked for Disneyland in the Entertainment Division 1966-1972 and was on staff at Arrowbear Music Camp from 1972 until 1980.

Performing professionally as a violist, Ms. Greer played for the Long Beach Symphony from 1968 to 1987, the Long Beach Civic Light Opera for 20 years, the Garden Grove Symphony from 1988 to 1993, was a member of the Strolling Strings at the Chez Cary restaurant in Orange for 19 years. She currently is playing viola for Disneyland’s Candlelight Christmas shows since 2001.

In addition to a very successful musical life, she finds time to provide Cynthia’s Crystal Catering, her own business for seven years. Have taken many cooking classes in France, Italy, Spain, and New York at the Culinary Institute of the Arts. (CIA)
Ms. Greer has been teaching cooking classes in her home for the past three years.