With over 25 years of experience teaching violin and viola at all levels and ages, Dr. Smolensky provides individualized instruction that blends many schools of violin and viola playing. Committed to building a strong foundation that will provide for limitless potential. Dr. Smolensky holds performance degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music. He has been a contracted member of the Harrisburg, Rochester and Syracuse Symphonies. Currently a faculty member at Bucknell University and Susquehanna University, Dr. Smolensky has been appointed to the faculties of Lebanon Valley College, Penn State University and the University of Texas – Pan American.