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Popular Viola Teachers Near Fontana

Anna R.

Murrieta, CA
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Mari M.

Redlands, CA
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Loribeth G.

Redlands, CA
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Anna R. Murrieta, CA

Subjects Taught

Music Performance, Viola, Violin

About Me

Studied violin with Tchaikovsky Competition Winner Frank Almond
Master’s Degree in Violin Performance
San Diego Symphony -Musical Merit Winner -Judge for ASTA Solo Competition
Played on the Oscar Winning Soundtrack “The Usual Suspects”

I have a former student who plays on Broadway! Other former students are working on Master’s Degrees, are professional violinists, orchestra teachers, conductors, chamber music players, in Youth Symphonies and have gone on to study music in Europe. Some teach violin students of their own, I am a "Grand Teacher"!

Played for Presidents of the United States and over 75 Celebrities including America's Got Talent Winner Jackie Evancho, American Idol Clay Aiken, Smokey Robinson, Burt Bacharach, Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett, Pierce Brosnan, Page & Plant of Led Zeppelin, Josh Groban, Donna Summer, Henri Mancini, Pavarotti, Michael Crawford, Yanni, Moody Blues, Dave Brubeck, Mannheim Steamroller, Luis Miguel, John Tesh, David Sandborn and many many more.

Playing the violin is FUN! Some of the favorite students I am teaching are Adult Beginners. An orchestra of my own young students played for my own wedding. I currently am teaching a set of triplets in my studio. I have gone Christmas caroling on horseback with my violin. I played fiddle music with my string quartet as the Bride rode up the isle on a horse. I have performed at Renaissance Faires. When Los Angeles Rock DJ Dave Richards, the host of top rated 101.5 KGB-FM morning show Dave, Shelly & Chainsaw was getting married he chose my Rock String Quartet to play at his own wedding.

Beginning Students: I can show a brand new beginner how to play a song at the first lesson, ask how! I use the Suzuki Books. Continuing Students: Be prepared to play scales and your most recent repertoire. I love to teach music and I am a dedicated teacher!

Mari M. Redlands, CA

Subjects Taught

Piano, Viola, Violin

About Me

Welcome to my music studio!

This will be a fun, incredible way to start or continue your music instruction. I have been a private violin and piano instructor since 1991. I took a break in 2005 while my kids were little. Now that they have grown up a bit, I am so excited to come back to this!

My teaching methods involve reading notes. I do not teach the Suzuki method. If that is what you are looking for, I can refer you to some wonderful local teachers. I will have 2 recitals a year and some workshops and clinics in between.

Thank you and I am looking forward to taking this musical journey with you!

Recitals and Performances: I will schedule 2 recitals a year and I highly encourage students to attend and participate in both.

Practice: A student's progress is 100% based on the practicing that takes place at home. I recommend having a scheduled time everyday that is dedicated to uninterrupted practice time. For 30 minute lessons, I recommend a 30 minute practice.

Books and Materials: On the first day, I will have books that you can buy from me. Please bring books to every lesson.
PIANO STUDENTS: It is crucial that you have a working piano at home. While I understand it's a huge commitment to buy/rent a piano, playing on a keyboard is not the same. The exception is if you have a full size keyboard (88 keys), with touch sensitivity.
VIOLIN/VIOLA STUDENTS: PLEASE consult me before you buy/rent a violin. There are several places that you can buy a violin 'package' for $99. For not much more, you can have a violin that is higher quality and will sound better. Remember, you only sound as good as your instrument! I know several reputable places that rent instruments that are of high quality.

Summer Schedule: I will try and be as accommodating as possible for the summer. If you know already which days you will be gone, let me know and we can work it into the calendar.

My approach to teaching lessons has always been with a gentle, calm demeanor. However, that said, I do want my students to excel and feel challenged. If at any time, you have concerns, please don't hesitate to talk to me about them. I want this to be a fun experience and the only way to ensure that is to make sure that the port of communication is always open. Thank you and let's get started!

Loribeth G. Redlands, CA

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About Me

Loribeth G. holds a B.A. in Music (magna cum laude) from Webster University and an M.A. in Ethnomusicology from the University of California, Riverside. With 2 degrees in music, one performance-based and one scholarship-based, Loribeth has a deep understanding of the multiple facets of music-making.

As a violinist, Loribeth has performed in the Webster University Symphony, the Webster University New Music Ensemble, Kusisqua (Andean Folk Music), numerous chamber ensembles, and as a soloist. With regard to repertoire, she has experience playing both classic and more contemporary works. She has performed in Japan and Mexico as well as numerous cities across the United States. She served as acting principal second violin with the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra during the 2013-2014 season and currently performs as a freelance musician for special events.

As a scholar, Loribeth has studied and written about music's connections with culture, identity, history, memory, and social politics. Her thesis work focused on Swing and the Japanese American Internment. She has presented her work at a number of academic conferences internationally. As an educator, Loribeth is experienced with teaching students of all ages from diverse social backgrounds.

Loribeth began playing violin at age 9. As a student, she studied Western classical music. In addition to her Western classical training, Loribeth's musical experiences include Javanese gamelan, Okinawan sanshin, Taiko, Andean folk music, Bluegrass, and Old-Time fiddling. Through her diverse musical tastes, Loribeth has met and performed with musicians from around the world.

Teaching Philosophy:
Student goals and interests are at the center of my teaching approach. I tailor lesson plans and musical repertoire to each student. However, I believe that developing an experienced musical ear, technique, and musicality are fundamental to good music-making. As such, I am quick to adapt to changing student needs while consistently emphasizing the technical and musical basics.

I also believe that music is social - very social. The thing that usually keeps students practicing and playing is engagement with others. As such, I play along with the students at lessons (when appropriate), work on how to play with others, and encourage families to develop a social musical environment in the home to help keep students (and families) making music for life, together.

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