I very much love teaching, and have a lot of patience. I believe music should be fun, and is necessary to a well-balanced life.
I currently live in Northridge, CA. I began my classical training at the age of 5 and began performing professionally in a mariachi group at the age of 15 years old. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Music Education at California State University, Northridge in December of 2010 where I studied violin with Michael Ferril a graduate from Julliard who has played on countless Hollywood films. I returned to CSUN as a graduate student and received my teaching credential in 2013.
Dave Janssen’s School of Music 2012-PRESENT
• Teaching private lessons and string classes to students aged five and up, from beginning to advanced
• Teaching private lessons to students aged five and up, from beginning to advanced
Los Angeles School District 2012-2013
• Taught beginning strings and winds at San Fernando and Topeka Elementary Schools while mentored by Professor Linda Mouradian; beginning and advanced band at Sepulveda Middle School while mentored by Sarah Denton; and general music at Gledhill Elementary School with Patrick Ridolfi
Little School of Music 2010-2011
• Taught private violin and string classes worked mainly with younger students
Co-Music Director and Intern
CSUN Music Outreach Program 2008-2011
• Taught beginning and advanced string classes at Calahan Elementary School
• Mentored by Professor Mary Schliff, head of the Music Education Department at CSUN
Mariachi Poncitlán 2003-2008
• Organized and led rehearsals while serving as music director; weekly voice and violin performances
House of Blues Anaheim June 2013
• Performed as backup singer and dancer in opening act for Grammy Award winner Intocable
Glee, Fox Television 2012
• Played four tracks on camera with cast band in two episodes of Glee during seasons three and four
Gibson Amphitheatre July 2012
• Performed live as mariachi in opening act for Grammy Award winner Ramon Ayala to sold-out venue
House of Blues Anaheim February 2012
• Performed live as mariachi in opening act for Grammy Award winner Ramon Ayala
I have played in symphony orchestras, performed solo pieces, and play chamber music. I have played concerts in Hawaii, Europe, Alaska, and Palm Springs. I have also played with several mariachi groups in the greater Los Angeles area. Other performance locations include Guadalajara, Ensenada, Tucson, and more. Some of these performances were during my time studying under Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano.
• Presently performing as violinist/vocalist with Mariachi Mexico
• Have performed as violinist/vocalist with numerous mariachi ensembles, including Mariachi Poncitlán, Mariachi Master Apprentice Program led by Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, and Mariachi Olas
AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS RECEIVED:
• Clarence and Margaret Wiggins Music Education Scholarship, 2011
• Ricky Gelb Outreach Scholarship, 2009
Currently I am a recent graduate who is excited about performing and teaching. I teach at Janssen's School of Music in Simi Valley as well as Takelessons.com.
Nori D. has earned her B.M. in Music Performance from the University of Redlands, with violin instructor, Pavel Farkas. Her other instructors were Rosemarie Krovoza, Cynthia Moussas, and Annie Chalex.
She has performed with the Disney Candlelight Orchestra, Burbank Philharmonic, and Marina Del Rey Symphony including being in a Honda commercial in 2008. Her youth training included Idyllwild Arts Summer Music Program, Pasadena Conservatory of Music, Pasadena City College Orchestra, Pasadena Young Musicians Orchestra, and Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra.
She was a music teacher at Inner City Education Foundation teaching over 1,000 students through the school year and prepared the students for 3 performances throughout the school year. She also earned the Orff Shulwerk Level One Certificate from California State University, Los Angeles.
Piano, Singing, Violin
My name is Mary and I have been teaching voice, piano, and violin for more than 20 years. I have an undergraduate degree in music, a masters degree in special education, and a doctoral degree in education. I teach lessons at my private studio in Dove Canyon. I offer lessons in piano, voice and violin. I am a professional musical director and have directed over 50 shows. I am also a music therapist and I have special skills in teaching instruments to children with special needs. I love working with kids!
Piano, Violin, Music Performance, Music Theory, Viola
I currently have a studio of 25-30 students and I hold optional recitals twice a year (sometimes more). The recitals feature students as soloists, in duets, or solo with piano accompaniment. I also like my students to practice playing together and performing for each other at our recitals or performance classes. In the Fall, January, and summer, I adjust the students' lesson schedules based on their schedule needs, so if I do not have a time slot open right now, it may be open end of August/beginning of September or end of December/beginning of January.
In 2011, I graduated with my Bachelor's of Music in Performance Violin and Viola from the Cole Conservatory of Music at the California State University, Long Beach where I also studied conducting, music theory & history, and piano.
Some of my private violin and viola students have been accepted to All State Honor's Orchestra, All Southern Honor's Orchestra, and the Capo Valley Honor's Orchestra. One of my students is currently attending the Orange County High School of the Arts as a violin student. I helped the students prepare for the auditions and always willing to help students with their orchestra music. Many of them began at an intermediate level and after 1-2 years, were auditioning for these orchestras.
I have been teaching the violin privately for over 12 years. I have taught the violins at Serrano Middle School and Woodbridge High School.
I job shadowed other private violin instructors when I was in high school. I also went to a 12 week teaching seminar called, "In Search of: A Guide to Violin Excellence" where teachers talked about how to teach students to practice and learn skills that will help them jump levels in technique.
I perform frequently with the Montage Symphony, Dana Point Symphony, and Symphony Irvine as Assistant Principal Violist.
I studied the violin privately for 19 years with violin teachers from the Juilliard School of Music and Ken Aiso, former teacher from the Royal Academy of Music in London. I also attended music camps like the Montecito Music Festival and Musishare's former Chamber Music Festival of 2004.
Performed as a solo violinist at the Orange County Fair in 2007 and 2008 with a Bluegrass band.
I was a concerto competition winner in 2004 and performed Haydn's Violin Concerto No. 2 with the South Orange County Chamber Orchestra.
I teach the Suzuki method and follow the technique used by Dorothy DeLay and Ivan Galamian (former Juilliard School of Music violin teachers).
I studied the piano privately for 4 years then studied piano courses in college to take the piano proficiency exam that was required for my music degree.
I am an active performer, always inviting my students to watch my concerts. I sometimes perform at the Crystal Cathedral and perform at the holiday program at the Laguna Niguel Presbyterian Church.
I also studied the violin in high school at the Orange County High School of the Arts in 2001-2002 where I was Principal Second. I was also Concertmaster of my former high school before I began at OCHSA.
I am a classical violinist and art educator who loves to share the gift of music with anyone who has a desire to learn! I am a graduate of the University of California Los Angeles with a bachelor's degree in Art History, but I have received formal classical violin training since the age of six. I acquired my classical violin instruction from Richard Adkins, Alan Carter, and Jesse Gross, whom are each honorable musicians and masters of the violin! As well as participating in numerous solo recitals, I have played in every school orchestra since 2nd grade. My most recent participation has been in the Long Beach Community Orchestras (Chamber and Symphony) and Orchestra Northern Arizona. While I am a native of Long Beach, CA, I lived in Arizona from 2010 to 2011, where I taught violin at the Flagstaff School of Music. I have been a private violin instructor for the past seven years, while also assisting music classes in elementary and middle schools. My well-rounded musical training and experience makes me an excellent teacher for children and adults, beginning to intermediate. Whether you are just picking up the violin for the first time, you would like to strengthen your technique, or you need help with your orchestra music for school, I will help you achieve and surpass your musical goals!
Piano, Violin, Fiddle, Viola
Noted violinist and gifted educator. Studied with H. Harutyunyan and V. Khachatryan, students of the great violinist L. Kogan. Tigran N. has been teaching Violin and Viola to students of all ages for over 15 years. He received his Master's degree in Music Performance from The Komitas State Conservatory in Yerevan, Armenia and his Bachelor of Music from Babajanyan State Music College. In addition to teaching, he has performed and recorded with several orchestras, has composed and arranged several pieces including his own album. He is a highly educated individual who enjoys sharing his knowledge and expertise with students interested in learning.
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