Dana Friedli

Dana is a founding member of Suzuki of the Triangle, which sponsors TCI, a summer chamber music institute, and also a prep workshop for local youth orchestra auditions. She was educated at Eastman and Mannes, receiving her Master of Music from Mannes in 1990. Her teachers included Fredell Lack, Sally Thomas, Ani Kavafian, Felix Galimir and Stuart Canin.

Dana lived and freelanced in New York for 12 years, playing music ranging from Bach to Xenakis and everything in between! In 1998 Dana and her violin restorer husband Jerry Pasewicz relocated to Raleigh to open Triangle Strings. Dana taught at Meredith College for 12 years and at UNC Chapel Hill for 7 years. She is a dedicated teacher of 30 years with a thriving Suzuki Studio.

In keeping with her dedication to teaching young children, Dana founded two Montessori pretwinkle programs for 3-6 year-olds- now in year 8! She has performed extensively with the North Carolina Symphony, Music-on-the-Hill series at UNC’s Memorial Hall, NC Opera, all things choral at Duke Chapel, and with numerous other area groups.

Dana founded Triangle Chamber Institute in 2012, where young chamber musicians receive a week of intensive coaching culminating in a concert. She has also coached chamber music for 2 years and counting with NCCMI. 
Triangle Strings presents an instrument exhibition/concert called ” Meritage”, in which Dana performs on fabulous instruments alongside her favorite colleagues. Dana loves to run, do yoga and make silver and dichroic glass jewelry in her “spare time”.


with Dana Friedli,  held at Triangle Strings – 4911 Waters Edge Drive in Raleigh.

Please contact Dana Friedli directly, at dana@tristrings.com, for scheduling and studio availability . If you have confirmed your lesson spot, please remit your payment by clicking the button below.

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  • 35 lessons with 2 recitals , winter and spring
  • Lessons begin 8/21
  • 9/4:  Labor Day, No Monday lessons
  • 11/21-23: Thanksgiving Break, No lessons
  • Fall break TBD, October
  • Fall makeup week 12/18-20
  • 12/15-1/2 : Holiday Break, No lessons
  • 1/3 :  Lessons resume
  • Winter recital: TBD
  • 3/25-4/1: Spring Break, No lessons
  • 5/27 Memorial Day: no Monday lessons
  • 6/10 Semester ends
  • Spring makeup week: 6/11-13
  • Spring recital 6/5?


  • Ten equal payments will be automatically billed to your credit card beginning on signup date in August with last payment the same date in May.
  • 30 Minute Lessons: $151/month
  • 45 Minute Lessons: $227 / month
  • 60 Minute Lessons: $301 / month