Born to symphony musicians, Lindsay Serdar began violin lessons at 3 and piano lessons at 5. She studied violin with her parents until 5th grade, when she moved into Marcia Henry’s studio, where she would stay through high school. Meanwhile, on the piano, Lindsay studied with Suzuki teacher Anna Nogaj through 4th grade and then moved into Yuri Iwasaki’s studio until her high school transition to Claude Hobson. All the while her parents helped her to realize her love of collaboration through participation in their team-taught Suzuki studio and with Lindsay’s fellow members of the Central Illinois Youth Symphony.
Lindsay earned her BM in piano at the University of Illinois with Ian Hobson. When her husband was transferred to CA, Lindsay earned her BM & BME in violin from San Jose State University, where she studied with the Cypress String Quartet. Unable to put one instrument down in favor of another, Lindsay kept busy as a collaborative pianist for Cypress’ studio and other performing opportunities in the Bay Area. After graduating, the Serdars returned to Illinois. Lindsay spent a year as the pianist for the Peoria Symphony’s 2012-2013 season before moving to the Seattle area. Lindsay taught piano and violin privately and accompanied and coached for several local string studios. Enjoying cross-country moves so much, Lindsay and her husband decided to make one more big move in January of 2020. She and her husband now live in the Fort Worth, Texas area with their three children. Since fall 2020, Lindsay has enjoyed her work with Fort Worth Suzuki. She is currently on faculty as one of the Pre-Twinkle and Theory/Musicianship group class teachers. She continues to hold virtual lessons with her home studio and regularly collaborates with several of the area’s premiere musicians and their studios.