Alyssa Avery (Musician Violin) has been playing violin for two decades, ten years professionally. Ms. Avery graduated from Webster University with a Bachelor’s in Music, with emphasis on Jazz Performance. She has become known as one of the most versatile violinists in the area. She regularly performs with a Klezmer band, a jazz ensemble, in pit orchestras, while also touring nationally with her folk trio Mt. Thelonious. She teaches fiddle classes at the Folk School as well as keeps a private lesson studio. She is also one of the founders of the St. Louis String Collective, a nonprofit dedicated to promote creative, multi-genre string instrument playing through education and performance.