Maia Zander has concertized and presented masterclasses throughout Western Europe and the United States, and is a favorite collaborator with some of today's finest artists. An innovative teacher, Dr. Zander has served as a faculty member of the Suzuki Strings of Madison, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra's Intensive Community Project, and the Brookline Extension School. Most recently, she has served as orchestra director for the Malibu Middle and High School orchestra programs. Under her leadership, enrollments have reached record levels, and the middle school program has earned its highest ever rating at multiple regional orchestra festivals. She is also a fully certified Suzuki teacher, a graduate degree she earned from the prestigious program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Dr. Zander received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Boston University in 2008. She is the author of the book Intermediate Violin Repertoire: A Teachers’ Guide. She resides in Malibu, CA, with her husband, Steve, and their dachshund-mix, Winston. They enjoy spending their free time cooking, hiking, and traveling.