Love to support our local music educators! Music is a cornerstone of a child's development. I'm happy to live in a community where music is a staple and there is access for all kids.
As an avid collaborator, soloist, and pedagogue, Madison Helton is passionate about a holistic and inclusive approach to music making. She loves teaching violin and viola students of all ages and abilities.
A grammy nominated orchestral musician, Ms. Helton is the former principal violist of the Iowa State University Symphony Orchestra. She has performed at venues across the United States and Europe, from the Aspen Music Festival to Carnegie Hall. As a soloist, Ms. Helton has received prizes at the Des Moines Women’s Club, MTNA Young Artist Competitions, and the Northwestern University Viola Prize Competition among others. She has studied with Dr. Claudine Bigelow, Borivoj Martinic-Jercic, and is currently pursuing a Masters of Music under Helen Callus at the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music.