Our Staff

Beth Allison
Individual lessons-Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Mandolin and Guitar

Beth is a classically trained violinist turned Irish and Old Time fiddler. She loves all stringed instruments and teaches violin, cello, viola, bass. Beth is a mega-multi-instrumentalist who also plays guitar, mandolin and more! Playing since age 7 and still learning from others, Beth hopes to spark students to practice, perform and find the fun in making music!





Becky Deters 
Individual lessons- violin and viola
Executive Director

Becky started playing the violin at age 6 with the Suzuki Strings program in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She played for 4 years with the All State Orchestra and with the 1992 Iowa Ambassadors of Music. She had Suzuki Book 1 teacher training at UW-Stevens Point and started giving lessons in 1994. In 2003, she had training for Suzuki Books 1-8 at the University of Denver under James Maurer.

In addition to her private studio, Becky has performed with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, the Idaho Falls Symphony, the Snake River Chamber Orchestra, and the Aurora Symphony. Locally, she has played with the Big Lake Orchestra and with the Ashland Chamber Music Society’s performances of Handel’s Messiah. She has also enjoyed teaching fiddle classes at Big Top Chautauqua’s Bluegrass camp.
Becky lives in Ashland and is happy to be the wife of Pastor Jim Deters and mom of 3.


Emily Kormann
Individual lessons -violin 

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Emily received a Bachelor of Arts at UW-Superior, majoring in music with an education emphasis. Piano is her primary instrument and violin her secondary. She has played violin with the Red Cedar Symphony Orchestra and the UW-S Orchestra. Emily also plays mandolin and regularly plays folk, gospel, and fiddle tunes with her siblings in their family band.
During her high school years Emily was a student member of the NorthWoods String program, taking lessons and playing with the ensembles. She is excited to continue to be teaching for the program. Emily enjoys teaching music and working with kids of all ages.