Heather Gruis began playing the violin at the age of 4 and piano at the age of 7. She earned a MM in Suzuki pedagogy from the University of Denver after she completed a BS in Social Studies Education from Clearwater Christian College. She maintains a private studio in Lakewood, Colorado, teaches with Denver Talent Education, and directs the string orchestras at Beth Eden Baptist School. Heather currently performs with the Lakewood Symphony Orchestra. When she's not teaching, she most loves hanging out with her husband and two daughters, drinking coffee with friends, and reading a good book.