Carissa Werner studied music at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. While as student at NAU, she played in the NAU Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra. After earning her Bachelor’s in Music Education, she became an elementary music teacher for the Clark County School District. After three years, she moved to Utah and was a violist in the Salt Lake Symphony. Now she’s back in Las Vegas and in addition to performing with Bella Electric Strings, she is teaching elementary music as well as private violin, viola, piano, and guitar. She has opened for amazing artists such as Train, Taylor Hicks, and Michael McDonald.