Helena Schumann began learning violin at age six with Amy Gesmer-Packman in Boulder Suzuki Strings. Before college, she took Every Child Can and Suzuki Book 1 training with William Starr. Helena graduated with highest honors from the University of Colorado Boulder with a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance. She received her Master of Music in Violin Performance with an emphasis in Suzuki Pedagogy from the Hartt School of Music in West Hartford, Connecticut, where she studied with Teri Einfeldt. Her collegiate teachers include Harumi Rhodes, Margaret Gutierrez, Claude Sim, and Katie Lansdale.
In her time at the University of Colorado, Helena performed with every orchestra they offered. At the Hartt School, she was concertmaster of the Hartt Opera orchestra for their production of Copland’s The Tender Land, as well as principal second violin for Vivaldi’s Autumn with Sirena Huang. Helena has also performed with the Boulder Messiah Singalong orchestra for four years.
When she is not practicing, performing, or teaching, Helena enjoys making origami.