Russian American violinist Aviva Chertok has performed around the U.S. as well as in England, Israel, and China. She holds degrees in violin performance from the University of Michigan and the Royal College of Music in London, U.K. Aviva grew up in Vernon Hills, where she now teaches private violin lessons, as well as performing around the Chicago area. In her spare time, she loves to read, make various crafts (like button earrings!), and learn languages. She is excited to be back at Torah Academy for the third year running, teaching group violin classes. Her students love to display their accomplishments at recitals throughout the year and especially at the end-of-year ceremonies.