Music has been a driving force in the life of Colorado-raised performer and teacher Amanda Fitch ever since she first picked up a violin at nine years old. Over two decades later, having accumulated many accolades and adventures, her connection with the instrument only continues to deepen.
A versatile and professional-minded musician, Amanda’s dedication to her craft has taken her around the country—from her high school orchestra playing the opening of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland, to years later performing at Benaroya Hall in Washington as a part of the Northwest Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Anthony Spain). Over the past decade, no stranger to touring life, she has performed in Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Colorado, Hawaii—most states in the U.S.—even traveling as far as Mexico, Canada, and Costa Rica.
In her home base of Seattle, Amanda has graced several musical projects (Bootleg Sunshine and Alex Rasmussen, among others) spanning many different genres (jazz, folk, country, swing). One of her bands, A Cedar Suede, was featured several times on the world-renowned independent radio station KEXP, and the band’s debut album release show sold out the Triple Door, one of the city’s premiere music venues.
Having studied at Metro State University with Bradley Watson—then continuing her studies with Julie Lyonn Lieberman, a pioneer of creative strings—Amanda’s knowledge of her instrument is extensive; and, as she operates her private teaching studio for the 12th year, she continues to share this knowledge with her students while constantly finding new reasons to fall in love with the magic that is music.