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Christopher has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Viola performance for the University of Tennessee. He also has a Masters of Business Administration from Drake University in Executive Development. He has been teaching privately for many years and has been principle viola of the University of Tennessee Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra. Christopher has also worked with the Irvine Symphony Youth Orchestra and has played professionally with many orchestras, including Knoxville, Chattanooga, Kingsport, and Ashville.


Julisa Heredia is a 2021 graduate from Drake University with a Bachelor’s in Music Education. Julisa specializes in teaching violin and viola. Julisa has had the privilege of studying with Sarah Plum and Joyce Beyer on violin and viola at Drake University. Julisa recently participated in Des Moines Gamer Symphony, and Hope Church Cantata. Julisa was originally a violinist when she started violin in the fourth grade in the public school system at the Des Moines Public School District. When she went to college at Drake University, she switched to viola for versatility as a musician. Julisa is currently an orchestra teacher in the West Des Moines Community School District at Indian Hills and Stilwell Junior High. Her philosophy in teaching is very student focused. She has a calm and demanding demeanor when encouraging students to become the best musicians they can be.


Tina has a Bachelor of Music Education degree with an emphasis in voice and piano, as well as a Master of Music with a voice and music history emphasis. Mrs. Sieberns was a teacher in the public schools for 31 years and co-director of the South Side Elementary Orchestra.


Kristy Lathrop received her Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from Bob Jones University. She is a classically trained violinist, violist, and pianist with a passion for mentoring younger musicians. She has served in the position of concertmaster for three different chamber orchestras, principal violist for three years with the Bob Jones Symphony Orchestra, and has been performing for almost twenty years. Kristy has been teaching private lessons to students of all ages for over ten years and loves to help her students have those “light bulb moments”.


Linda has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education from Graceland College (University) with an emphasis in strings. She has been playing violin for 41 years and brings over 20 years of teaching experience to Rieman Music. Linda has played in the Sheboygan Symphony (Wisconsin) and the Southeast Iowa Symphony, and has also been active in community musicals playing in the pit orchestra and singing.


Megan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from FBBC in Sacred Music, with an emphasis on Violin Performance and a secondary emphasis in Voice. Throughout the four year duration of her undergraduate, she studied violin performance privately under professor Boro Martinic at Iowa State University. In the past she has served as concertmaster of a small chamber orchestra for three years, first violin of a string quartet, first violin or concertmaster of multiple pit orchestra jobs, and has done many solo performances. She brings to Rieman a background of more than five years teaching dozens of students aged four years to adult. She specializes in the Suzuki method, and also provides her students with opportunities to explore contemporary, folk, and fiddle music.




Anthony Munoz is an active musician and educator based in Des Moines. He has performed as a cellist with the Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra, Fort Dodge Area Symphony, St. Augustin's Catholic Church, Ankeny First United Methodist Church, and Truro United Methodist Church. Anthony has also conducted pit-orchestras, been an instrumental solo festival judge, and arranged and composed his own music. Anthony currently studies with Dr. Ashley Sidon at Drake University, where he will earn a bachelor's degree in Music Education, and a minor in Psychology. Anthony has a great passion for teaching students of all ages and enjoys helping everyone find their love for music.




Dave holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a Bass emphasis and Jazz Studies minor from the University of Northern Iowa where he was in Jazz I for four years and principal bass in the orchestra. He has taught for several years in central and northern Iowa and performed with the Des Moines Big Band, Orquestra Alto Miaz, and the Jack Oatts Quartet.



David has received 16 Blue Ribbons and 9 Grand Championships at the Iowa State Fair, and has emceed the contest since 2001. He has played in several country and bluegrass bands and currently does solo and freelance performances. He has recorded two albums with a bluegrass band, and also recorded a solo CD. David is currently the President of the Fiddler's Association of Iowa. David was inducted into the Old time Country Music Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Iowa Bluegrass Hall of Fame in 2015.