Athena Fritz joined our music faculty Spring Session 2016. She teaches beginning and intermediate VIOLA, VIOLIN, and PIANO students at Magnolia Music Studio-RiverWalk in Richland, WA. (Youth, Teen, Adult). Athena has been playing viola for 16 years, after starting as a violinist. She studied music at Washington State University and Columbia Basin College, including orchestral, choral, winds, percussion, jazz and theory. She studied jazz piano with Steve Haberman. Athena currently performs with the Mid-Columbia Symphony, Quartet della'Talia and as a pit musician for local musical theater productions. Athena enjoys music of all types, and she also sings with Mid-Columbia Mastersingers. Being a 'jack of all trades' helps her to be a more balanced and fluent string player, who is not afraid to reach out and try new things.