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Popular Viola Teachers Near Los Alamitos

Jill Z.

Huntington Beach, CA
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Tigran N.

Granada Hills, CA
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James T.

Van Nuys, CA
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Jill Z. Huntington Beach, CA

Subjects Taught

Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Viola, Violin

About Me

What will music lessons do for you?

Problem solving and Memorization:

My students learn problem solving skills that they need to help them practice their instruments efficiently. Music helps students develop more areas of their brains and increases the capacity for better memory and problem solving. The skills they learn in their lessons can be applied to how they study for school and aid in memorization techniques. Music can also be similar to solving puzzles and putting it all together.

Can't read music yet?

Skills learned: I teach students how to read music and music theory as they learn their instruments.

Students learn how to perform for audiences and play for their own enjoyment. They learn how to work with other musicians and learn about stage presence for performances.

Not sure what music you or your child like?

I find the music that creates passion and interest in my students, so that they want to practice. Sometimes the students don't know what type of music they like, so I expose them to a variety of music until we find what they enjoy playing.

Sharing Music with Others:

I throw 2 or more student recitals a year. Participation is optional and intended to be a learning experience and a chance to share music with others.

Music as a Social Outlet:

I encourage my students to participate in local youth orchestras and their school orchestras. One youth orchestra that I send students to goes to Italy every summer to perform at the Vatican.

I prepare students for their orchestra auditions and help them with orchestra music.

Special Methods I use:

I teach the Suzuki method and follow the technique used by Dorothy DeLay and Ivan Galamian (former Julliard School of Music violin teachers).

About me:

I have been teaching music for over 13 years in private lessons and at Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, and High Schools.

Music Education:

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.

I studied teaching music in college, via other teachers, and 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 studied the violin privately for 19 years with violin teachers from the Julliard School of Music and Ken Aiso, teacher at 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.

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.

Professional Experience:

I perform frequently with the Montage Symphony, Dana Point Symphony, and Symphony Irvine as Assistant Principal Violist.

Performed as a solo violinist at the Orange County Fair in 2007 and 2008 with a Bluegrass band.

Concerto competition winner in 2004 and performed Haydn's Violin Concerto No. 2 with the South Orange County Chamber Orchestra as a soloist.

*** Lesson Details ***
Violin and Viola Method Books I use:

Suzuki Method books 1-10 for Violin and 1-8 for Viola. I use the book called "Notespeller" to help students learn to read music. I also use Craig Duncan's "First Lessons" books as an alternative to the Suzuki Method. For young children, I use the Sassmannshaus Tradition: Early Start on the Violin because it has pictures and lyrics to go with the songs. It introduces a new note, string, or technique gradually and has large notes for the students to read. Solo Works by Mendelssohn, Mozart, Kabalevsky, Weiniawksi, Vivaldi, Bartok, Bach etc. Scales and etudes by Flesch, Kreutzer, Fioriollo, Paganini, Gavines, Dont, Wolhfahrt, Whistler.

Piano: Faber & Faber Piano books and Bastien's "Scales, Chords, and Arpeggio" books. I also teach using collection books with Disney music, pop songs, and classical music. I also use "Kaleidoscope Solos" by John George for beginning adults and older children. I also use Burgmuller and Hanon Virtuoso Pianist in 60 Exercises and books by Bastien.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Large, open living room space with an 88 key weighted upright keyboard. Seating for parents in couches and chairs. Foot stool for shorter piano students. Music stand light. (See my pictures to view the picture of my studio).

*Beginning to Advanced Violin and Viola.
*Beginning to Intermediate Piano.
*Beginning to College Course Level Music Theory Lessons
*Music Styles: I teach classical, baroque, 20th century, pop music, movie music, bluegrass, Irish Fiddle, Scottish fiddle, and rock songs.

Tigran N. Granada Hills, CA

Subjects Taught

Fiddle, Piano, Viola, Violin

About Me

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.

Teaching is my passion and I thoroughly love what I am doing.
Every single child is special to me and every one receives special attention.
My students also play semiannual recital, witch helps them to gain confidence.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home: Music room w/ piano, guitar, violin, stands, seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
Music stand if required

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers classified as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.Russian traditional and Suzuki methods.

James T. Van Nuys, CA

Subjects Taught

Music Theory, Piano, Viola, Violin

About Me

I started my musical career at the age of 2, on the piano, shortly afterwards moving to the violin, and most recently, the viola. Earning the music scholarship at school for best classical musician, and later on the scholarship for best orchestral instrumentalist at the world renowned music conservatoire WAAPA (West Australia Academy of Performing Arts). Earning my first diploma (A.Mus.A) at age 14, my music has taken me all around the world. I've played such places as the Australian High Commission, Rheingoldhalle in Mannhein, Dvorak hall in Prague, Australian embassy in London, Disneyland in Paris, and the opening the Australian embassy in Berlin, all before the age of 18.

I have played in trios, quartets, as a soloist, and many orchestral ensembles playing major concertos, symphonies, and musicals. Most recently through my many musical endeavors, I have been granted a visa of extraordinary ability as a musician to enter the United States.

Since then I have lead the LADSO viola section, played with the West LA Symphony Orchestra, played in movie orchestras, recorded for studio sessions, performed electronic violin for private parties and nightclubs across the US.

*** Lesson Details ***
I have been teaching music since age 11. My mother is a concert pianist and I started off by teaching her students the violin. I have taught ever since and I love it. I have studied in Australia, Europe and the US.

I will help you create a fantastic technical base so you will be able to play with ease as your skill level develops, all while keeping the lessons fun and engaging.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, Violin, Viola, Music Stand, General Teaching Aids, Recording Equipment.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide a music stand and basic materials but the student is expected to have their own instruments and to buy the music I recommend. I will help source and instruments and materials.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical music. I also teach other styles of music and can help you reach any musical goal. In Australia I used the AMEB syllabus. Which is the Australian examination system for music. I also teach Suzuki method and similar methods. I like creating a great foundation with a lot of exercises and scale patterns to really build up a solid base.

Nicolette Y.

Los Angeles, CA
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Adrianne P.

Los Angeles, CA
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Michelle P.

Gardena, CA
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Nicolette Y. Los Angeles, CA

Subjects Taught

Fiddle, Music Performance, Singing, Songwriting, Viola, Violin

About Me

Nicolette has a BA from UCLA in Ethnomusicology, and a background in both classical violin and bluegrass fiddling. She has taught privately, in camps and schools for over five years, with students of all ages and levels. Nicolette also writes and arranges her own music both for her band, Alto, and other ensembles. In her lessons she encourages ear training, sight reading, and improvisation, to help her students become the most well-rounded musicians they can be! Whether you need basic violin training, help with songwriting, or want to learn to fiddle, Nicolette has the experience and methods to help.

*** Lesson Details ***
In lessons you or your child will learn basic classical violin technique side by side with American folk styles including bluegrass fiddling. Important lessons include proper left hand positioning, proper bow grip, and good posture. Selected repertoire includes pieces from the early Suzuki levels, as well as exercises and etudes from Schradieck, Hrimaly, and Kreutzer. Students will also learn tunes from the traditional old-time and bluegrass canon, to improve musicality and introduce basic improvisation techniques.

Adrianne P. Los Angeles, CA

Subjects Taught

Ear Training, Music Theory, Viola, Violin

About Me

Adrianne P. received her Bachelors of Music from the Boston Conservatory and recently graduated from the University of Michigan with Masters of Music degrees in Violin Performance and Chamber Music. Her primary teachers include Andrew Jennings of the Concord String Quartet, Yehonatan Berick of the Los Angeles Piano Quartet, and Sharan Leventhal of the Gramercy Trio.

As a musician who strives to promote the music of living composers, Adrianne has premiered many works and has had the privilege to work closely with composers including Stephen Rush, Steve Reich, Julia Wolfe, Michael Gordon, Yehudi Wyner, Kathryn Alexander, Martin Bresnick, Chester Biscardi, and David Lang. Her love of new works has sparked her enthusiasm for interdisciplinary collaboration. Composers have used her poetry in new works, and she combines dance and music in original compositions.

She is an active chamber musician, and a founding member of the Bricolage Quartet, formerly the Boston Conservatory Honors String Quartet. In 2011, she received an Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship to attend the Norfolk New Music Workshop through Yale University. She has premiered new works with the JACK Quartet, American Modern Ensemble, and the International Contemporary Ensemble at New Music on the Point through a generous grant from the Williamson Foundation. She has also attended the Bang on a Can Summer Festival, where she had the opportunity to play groundbreaking music next to innovative works of art at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.

***Lesson Details***
Adrianne is a passionate teacher, fluent in English and Spanish, who loves to teach all ages in a wide variety of musical styles. In addition to classical music, she incorporates fiddling, movement, improvisation, and composition into her lessons. She recognizes her students' individual aspirations and her goal as a teacher is to give her students the ability to enhance their lives through music.

Michelle P. Gardena, CA

Subjects Taught

Alexander Technique, Arrangement and Composition, Cello, Classical Guitar, Composition, Ear Training, Guitar, Meditation, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Upright Bass, Viola, Violin

About Me

Michelle is a beloved cello teacher in Southern California, with a decade of teaching experience. She studied at the Cole Conservatory of Music with David Garrett of the LA Phil. Her teaching philosophy involves encouragement, fun, discovering musical intuition, a holistic knowledge of music, life-long lessons about the value of concentration and hard work, and so much more.

Michelle primarily teaches all levels of cello, music theory, intermediate viola, violin, bass, and beginning piano and guitar.

Through performance lessons, Michelle's students also learn the rudiments of musicianship including music theory and ear training, music history, good practicing habits, musical creativity and composition, live performance, anxiety management, and relaxed posture based on principals of the Alexander Technique, giving them a holistic relationship with the world of music.

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