Sasha Bezak

Instructor

Sasha Bezak first began her musical studies at the age of three when her mother realized the car radio had been commandeered by her 3-year-old. Sasha was soon enrolled in piano lessons and studied for eight years. It was in Whittier Elementary of Royal Oak at the age of nine when the violin first grabbed hold of her attention.

Sasha participated in the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association’s Solo & Ensemble festival as concert mistress of Royal Oak High School’s orchestra, as a soloist multiple times, as a member of a duet and trio. Sasha also played in Oakland Youth Orchestra’s Symphony level Orchestra, and when it worked with weekends, she collected savings, playing weddings with her fellow high school strings friends.

By the time her senior year of high school came around, Sasha studied with Juilliard alumna Patricia Pats Gurin and decided a music major would be her college path.

Sasha graduated from Wayne State University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s of Music in violin performance, assisted by her private lesson teacher Hai Xin Wu who sits Assistant Concertmaster of the first violin section in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

It was only once Sasha had finished her years at university that she learned teaching taught her more than her textbooks could and was far more meaningful than was the pressured perfection as a performer.

Sasha has played with several local orchestras including the Livonia Symphony Orchestra, Michigan Philharmonic of Plymouth, and Dearborn Symphony Orchestra. She currently teaches in West Bloomfield, Walled Lake, Rochester, and Novi districts in the Mostly Mozart Instrumental Music Program.