Mari Hashimoto – Violin, Elementary School Strings Program (Faculty Member Since 2017): Mari Hashimoto holds a Master’s of Music degree and a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from Converse College. She began her teaching career at the Lawson Academy of the Arts and has worked with students of all ages and levels. Mari primarily teaches privately but loves to work with ensembles as well. She currently serves as the Director of Lawson Strings, a beginning strings program for homeschool students in Upstate South Carolina, and has worked with middle and high school orchestras as well.
Mari also enjoys her active career as a performer. She has performed in Germany in the Festwoche Klassicher Musik and was a featured soloist with the Converse College orchestra. Since then, she has performed in many concert venues across the Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina region.
When she is not teaching or performing, she loves to read books and enjoy tea or go hiking with Sadie, her energetic puppy!