Meet Marble Music's amazing teachers!

All of our instructors are dedicated to providing high quality teaching and a positive learning environment for all of their students.  Each teacher comes to lessons prepared to teach, listen, encourage, and guide each student in his/her abilities both as a musician and as an individual. They strive to be creative and are willing to try a variety of learning strategies to meet their student’s needs. As highly trained musicians and performers themselves, Marble Music teachers are always expanding both their own ability as well as their personal teaching pedagogies in the studio.


Julia Marble

owner, Suzuki violin teacher

Julia Marble has been a life long musician. She started Suzuki violin at the age of two and a half with Deanne Badgett in San Marcos, Texas, close to her own home town. She grew up attending weekly lessons, monthly group classes, and wide variety of masterclasses, workshops, and institutes. After she completed Book 6 in the Suzuki method, she studied for a year with Chizu Kataoka in San Antonio, Texas. Chizu studied with Dr. Suzuki as a child and toured the United States with the Talent Education ensemble. During high school, Julia studied with Dr. Tammy Linn of Austin, Texas, where she completed all ten books in the Suzuki method. She expanded her studies in high school to include voice lessons with Linda McMillian of New Braunfels, Texas. In 2008, Julia left Texas for a new adventure. She completed her Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education with an emphasis in music from Concordia University Nebraska in 2012 and her Masters of Music in conducting from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in 2016. She is a trained Suzuki violin teacher with the Suzuki Association of the Americas with levels one and two and continues to take teacher training sessions during the summer months. Besides teaching at Marble Music, she is also the artistic director for the Lincoln Lutheran Choir and an adjunct professor at Concordia. When she is not immersed in the study of music, She is spending time with her husband, Kirk, and daughter, Kyra Viola. She spins her free time having dances parties in the kitchen, listening to podcasts, and practicing yoga. Her advice to students is to be brave enough to take on new challenges, to be determined enough to reach higher goals, and to be kind to everyone including yourself. Through music, she believes that we can make the world a better place.

Photo credit: Bonnie Snyder

Photo credit: Bonnie Snyder

Bethany Eckloff

voice and piano instructor, music coordinator for events

Bethany Eckloff currently resides in Lincoln, Nebraska.  There she received her Bachelor’s of Arts in both Music and Theatre from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2011 and her Masters in Music from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln in 2016.  Most recently she was seen as the soprano soloist in the Axtell Oratorio Society’s Annual production of Messiah.  Her favorite past roles include Olympia (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) and Lucy (The Telephone).  She also has wide experience in musical theatre, with roles including Margot (Legally Blonde) and Ado Annie (Oklahoma!). Besides teaching voice and piano at Marble Music, she also is the music coordinator for Marble Music’s weddings and events business. She teaches vocal music to cultivate creativity and to help students expand their passion and knowledge of her favorite art form-singing! Her advice to all music students is to practice more than you think you need to do.

Photo credit: Bonnie Snyder

Photo credit: Bonnie Snyder

Karlie Schreiner

piano instructor

Karlie Schreiner grew up in Seward, Nebraska. Her interested in music started around the age of two and a half when she began playing songs on the piano that she heard people sing. She began formal lessons at age seven and has studied the piano for over ten years. She also took up violin, mandolin, and guitar throughout high school. After high school, she toured for three years throughout the United States as well as over seas with a music ministry team. She loves sharing the wonder of music with others and cultivating community at Marble Music. She teaches music so that others can know the joy of it, learn to appreciate the arts, bless others, and have fun. Her advice to incoming students is to strive for excellence, love your music, and be yourself!

Photo credit: Bonnie Snyder

Photo credit: Bonnie Snyder

Kalindi True

cello, viola, and violin instructor

Kalindi True is a Lincoln, Nebraska based violinist, violist, and cellist. She received her Bachelor’s degree in viola performance from the University of Idaho Lionel Hampton School of Music with a minor emphasis in cello performance. She is expected to complete her Master’s degree from the University of Nebraska Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music in 2019, where she studies with former Chiara String Quartet violist Jonah Sirota. She has extensive experience performing with a wide variety of orchestras and baroque ensembles across the country both as a sectional violist and as a featured soloist. As a soloist, she frequently gives lecture recitals and often presents at conferences and workshops. She currently holds memberships with The American String Teachers Association, The American Viola Society, Suzuki Association of the Americas and Phi Kappa Phi National Honors Society. Her primary performance emphasis is in chamber music, baroque solo and ensemble performance, and the championing of new and underperformed works for viola. An avid pedagog and researcher, Kalindi incorporates Alexander Technique, body mapping, and performance psychology into her daily teaching philosophy. Tension free playing, improvisational learning and collaborative performance mediums are cornerstones of her teaching methodology. She offers special instruction in combating performance anxiety, audition preparation and music through movement. In addition to her Master’s degree, she is currently working towards certification as a licensed Alexander Technique instructor through Alexander Technique International and toward Suzuki Teacher certification. In her personal life Kalindi is an avid book reader, experimental chef, and crazy sock enthusiast. She lives in Lincoln, NE with her German Shepherds, Walter and Thor. Her advice to students is to remember to breathe!

Photo credit: Bonnie Snyder

Photo credit: Bonnie Snyder

Kasten Phares

guitar & ukulele instructor

Kasten Phares is a Lincoln native where he grew up with his parents and three siblings. Kasten teaches acoustic, jazz, and classical guitar as well as ukulele at Marble Music. He will be completing a degree in guitar performance from the University of Nebraska Lincoln May 2019. When he is not teaching and performing, Kasten also helps others find their perfect guitar at Deitze Music in Lincoln.  Kasten teaches guitar and ukulele to share what he is most passionate about-music. His advice to incoming music students is to listen to a lot of music for inspiration.

photo credit: Bonnie Snyder

photo credit: Bonnie Snyder