Bonnie Deeds is a multi-genre instrumentalist with over two decades experience on stage. She holds a Dual Masters Degree in Music Performance and Chamber music, with a focus in violin instruction and viola. An accomplished, vivacious and creative performer, Bonnie's work spans early music through to contemporary compositions and genres.
As a private violin and viola instructor, Bonnie has over 15 years experience teaching students of all levels, beginning to advanced performers. She has served as judge on committees for academic and competitive solo festivals, collegiate auditions and youth orchestra auditions in both New York and Florida. Her private studio, Resonance Studios, currently holds membership with Tampa's Friday Morning Musicale and Junior Club membership with the Florida Federation of Music Clubs, a division of National Federation of Music Clubs. Resonance Studios students have been awarded highest honors and medals in both regional and state competitions and festivals, with a number of students continuing on to place in collegiate level music programs.
As an active performer, Bonnie has served as concertmaster, principal violin and section violin/viola of multiple chamber and orchestral ensembles throughout New York, Pennsylvania, Montana, Virginia and Florida. She has debuted multiple new works for violin, singing violinist, viola, chamber ensemble and orchestra. Currently, Bonnie frequently performs throughout Florida as a violinist for Via Musica Productions, and serves as a per service musician with various institutions including The Florida Orchestra, Sarasota Orchestra, Opera Tampa and the David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts. She has performed on tour and national broadcast with acts such as Michael Buble, Josh Groban, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Disturbed, Andrea Bocelli, Il Volo, Celtic Thunder, Il Divo and more. Additionally, she enjoys continually expanding into non-classical genres through her duo 4 on 6, featuring Dominic Walker on guitar.