Sandi Rynerson graduated cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. She received a Master of Music in Performance with emphasis in Suzuki Pedagogy from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, earning the Graduate Performance Award and Pi Kappa Lambda.
Ms. Rynerson’s violin teachers were Glenn Swan, Kenneth Goldsmith, Phyllis Glass, Alice Schoenfeld, John Kendall, and Manuel Compinsky. She studied chamber music with Eleonore Schoenfeld, Peter S. Odegard, and Herbert Zipper. Ms. Rynerson served on the faculty of the Irvine Conservatory of Music and the Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, String Preparatory Program. She has been on the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts faculty since 1975, and has taught at Suzuki Institutes and workshops in California and Illinois.
A Los Angeles native, Ms. Rynerson was a scholarship recipient of the Colburn Community School as a child. She has performed extensively in Southern California orchestras and chamber ensembles, and is a member of ASTA, SAA, and SMAC/LA-Orange County Chapter.