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Marla Feeney, Violin & Viola
  Marla holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Iowa, both degrees in music performance. Before moving to the Atlanta area, she taught as an adjunct faculty member at several Midwestern colleges. She also performed as a theater musician and served as a staff arranger in Branson (MO) shows. 
  Marla Feeney has been teaching private music lessons to students of all ages for over 25 years. Her string students have performed as members of the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra, Georgia All-State and Honors Orchestras, and Illinois and Iowa Honors Orchestras.
   Marla has been playing violin since grade school, viola since middle school. She began at age 6 in the SIUE Suzuki Program, played violin for 4 years in the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra, freelanced with the St. Louis Philharmonic, the Jacksonville (IL) Symphony, the Danville (IL) Symphony, and performed as a regular member of the Southeast Iowa Symphony where she was also featured as a soloist.  
   Currently, Marla freelances as a string player, plays regularly with the Bonaventure Quartet, Society Express, the The New Anatolian Experience, as well as other Atlanta based groups, and has played in the Rome Symphony, New Atlanta Philharmonic, and Atlanta Pops Orchestra. She is in frequent demand by Atlanta recording studios. She leads her own Klezmer band called the Marlatov Cocktails. This group has been featured on WFRG Atlanta and also with the Atlanta Balalaika Orchestra.
     Her formative years included private instruction with Dr. John Kendall, Lilja Hjaltadottir, Dr. Kent Perry, Prof. Don Haines, and chamber music study with Prof. Daniel Shapiro. She spent three years in  post-graduate violin study with master recitalist and mentor Oliver Steiner (Prof. Em. Eastman School of Music).