Education and Experience

Robert Dunger currently teaches pre-school through high school general, and vocal music at the American School of Puerto Vallarta, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Prior to teaching internationally, he taught kindergarten through 6th grade general music in the Washington Elementary School District for seven years, was concertmaster of the Tempe Symphony Orchestra, and performed as a violinist and violist in the greater Phoenix area.


State of Arizona
  • K-12 Music Arts teaching certificate
  • K-8 Classroom teaching certificate

Arizona State University
  • Master Degree in Violin Performance (graduated 2005)
  • Studied violin under Dr. Katie McLin
  • Member of Katherine Herberger Graduate String Quartet (2003-2005)

Baldwin-Wallace College
  • Bachelor Degree in Violin Performance (graduated 2003)
  • Studied violin under Dr. Julian Ross
  • Studied viola under Louise Zeitlin

Teaching Experience

American School of Puerto Vallarta - 2015-present, pre-school through high school, vocal
Washington Elementary School District - 2008-2015, K-6 general music, 4-8 band and strings
Music Masters - 2005-2008, violin and viola instructor
Music & Arts - 2005-2008, violin and viola instructor
ASU graduate student - 2003-2005, violin and viola instructor
Baldwin-Wallace College undergraduate student - 1999-2003, violin and viola instructor

Performance Experience

Phoenix College Orchestra - soloist in 2011 and 2014
Tempe Symphony Orchestra - 2008-2014 (concertmaster since 2009)
Phoenix String Quartet - 2010-2015
Phoenix Symphony Orchestra - substitute violinist (2005-2008)
Katherine Herberger Graduate String Quartet - 2003-2005
Brevard Music Festival - 2001, concertmaster for Transylvania Youth Symphony Orchestra
Baldwin-Wallace College Bach Festival - 2000-2003