A New Orleans-based teaching artist and violinist/violist, Rebecca Crenshaw combines knowledge, connection, expression, and balance in all of her work, whether teaching private violin or viola lessons, performing on a concert stage, developing arts-integrated curricula, or leading a yoga class. Her passions and talent for building community, promoting playful expression, and healing the mind and body continue to afford her professional opportunities that benefit the local and global music communities while fostering self-awareness, enrichment, and creativity in people of all ages.
In addition to active collaborations with New Orleans artists and musicians, Rebecca has performed and/or recorded with artists such as Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Samantha Fish, Judith Owen, Ronnie Spector, and more. She has 15 years of teaching experience and, in 2021, earned an Executive Graduate Degree from the Global Leaders Program’s 360° Executive Education Program for Arts Innovators. She is registered with the Yoga Alliance as an RYT® 500 instructor and has been teaching yoga since 2015.
“Music is a universal vibration that connects us all, much like om—life saying yes to itself. Music and yoga are natural fits for each other and for me personally. Instead of projecting into the future or ruminating on the past, both practices allow us to be present and playful in the moment and find joy, peace, and community.” - Rebecca Crenshaw