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String Project Director

Michael Weaver

String Project Director



Dr. Michael Weaver is the Director of the NGU/Kroc String Project.  He serves as the director of orchestral activities and string program coordinator at NGU. Dr. Weaver received his Doctor of Music degree from the Florida State University in viola performance. He also holds a Master of Music degree in viola performance and Suzuki pedagogy, and a Bachelor of Music degree in music education, from East Carolina University. Before teaching at NGU, Weaver worked as the orchestra director and taught strings at Elizabeth City State University. In his spare time, Weaver serves as a group leader in Bible Study Fellowship and enjoys camping, kayaking, and fishing with his wife Cathy.

String Project Teachers

Jordan Tesch

String Project Teacher

Jordan Tesch is from Simpsonville, SC and has played the cello since 9th grade. He has studied with Annie Gable, Christopher Powell, Jonathan Simmons, and now Brenda Leonard, respectively. In high school Jordan experienced the positive impact a teacher can have on a student's life and desires to share his passion with students to help them develop their talents and become well-rounded individuals. Jordan is excited to teach in the NGU/Kroc String Project as he believes it will be a great opportunity to get experience teaching while reaching out to the community! In his free time Jordan enjoys reading and making coffee.


Maryanna Dill

String Project Teacher

Maryanna Dill is a Music Education major at North Greenville University with a primary in violin. She started playing in 3rd grade at the Piano Center and took private lessons from 3rd-5th grade. She was accepted to the A.R.M.E.S. program offered at the Fine Arts Center, and throughout middle school, she played under the direction of Eleonore Shults. She was inspired to teach by her middle school conductor, Mr. Curtis Matthews. In her free time, Maryanna is a part of an Independent Winterguard and enjoys competing. She also loves to read, write, and hang out with her friends.

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