Gail Franz

Gail Frantz began taking violin lessons at 9 years old.  Her early accomplishments were performing with the New Jersey All State Orchestra and The New Jersey Youth Symphony.  Gail has a BA degree in music education from Montclair University.  During these years, she studied with Oscar Ravina ( member of the New York Philharmonic).  Gail’s performance experience includes weddings, theatres, church functions, picnics, house parties, restaurants and Atlantic City Convention Hall.  Her previous performance experience includes a tribute band for Shania Twain called “Simply Shania” where she played fiddle on an electric violin.  She also composed fiddle parts and performed them with a folk band called The Roosevelt String Band.  She was honored to perform with Paul Prestopino (support musician for Peter, Paul and Mary).  She currently performs with a country pop band called “Just Among Friends”.  Gail’s teaching experience includes 26 years with the Franklin Township School District in Somerset New Jersey. She taught all grade levels including a modified Suzuki program to students in the first through third grade.  Gail is currently working on an internship to become certified as a music practitioner.  She resides in Lake Hopatcong with her husband Mark and a labradoodle “Rufus”.