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Popular Viola Teachers Near San Diego

Amely G.

Poway, CA
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Mikhail B.

San Diego, CA
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Erin C.

Poway, CA
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Amely G. Poway, CA

About Me

Amely grows mostly traditional music of Venezuela and Classical.
Artistic career: Her Musical Career started when she was 7 years old. She studied music in the Elias David Curiel Music School and in the Juan Jose Landaeta Foundation.
She made her debut in 1970 as a member of multiple chorus & Orchestras in Falcon State where she played the Cuatro and the Mandolin and in the late 's 70 She was a Founder of Venezuela Youth Orchestra Juan Jose Landaeta in Falcon State where she grew up and where she performed the Viola. In 1992, she also was a Founder of Falcon Symphony. Amely is an expert interpreter of the Cuatro and Mandolin, which is associated with many of her presentations. Amely appearances has been in different cities of Venezuela as well in Curacao Netherlands‚¬Ä¬ô Island, Montreal, Canada and San Diego, California in the USA. She has performed with The Venezuelan Pianist Carlos Duarte and Flutist Felipe Guanipa. In 2001, she was invited to attend a Summer Pop concerts organized by the San Diego Symphony in San Diego, California. She also has performed with San Diego Academy as Venezuelan Music Ambassador and San Diego Youth Symphony. Amely has studied with recognized professional Musician such as, Raul Penso,Yolanda Correa, Manuel Pachano, Maiolino Conte, Abraham Guanipa, Felipe Guanipa, Manuel Pachano of Venezuela. In San Diego, California she studied with Teresa Bullot, who is a Professor of San Diego University and Palomar College as well with Voice Coach Lorea Herald of San Diego. Among her music teachers and conductors are Raul Penso in the Mandolin, Lacatucho Constantine in the Viola, Bebe Henriquez in the Viola.

In 80's and 90's, Amely worked as a Music Teacher for the Venezuela Educational Ministry, Francisco de Miranda University as well as with Catholic Schools Colegio Salesiano Pio XII and Maria Auxiliadora¬Ä¬Ě de Coro, Falcon Venezuela. Amely has also several university degrees such as, Master in Business Administration with specialization in Human Resources from National University, San Diego, CA, AA in Arst from Palomar College, San Marcos CA, Specialization in Auditing from The ¬Ä¬úLizandro Alvarado University, Barquisimeto, Lara state, Venezuela, and a Bachelor Degree in Public Accounting from University of Zulia of Venezuela. She has worked for, Universidad Catolica Andres Bello, Universidad Francisco de Miranda and The Universidad Politecnica Alonso Gamero in Coro Falcon State, Venezuela. Amely's goal is to present the traditional music of Venezuela. The responsibility is chosen to broadcast her music inside and outside Venezuela. The reason is clear: it is a spectrum of sounds rich and varied rhythms.
Currently (2014), Amely plays the first mandolin At San Diego Mandolin Orchestra and teaches Violin, Mandolin, Cuatro ,Guitar and Ukulele in San Diego, CA. Teaches Guitar at San Diego French American School and Sings as Soprano for the University California San Diego Catholic Choir (Newman Center) San Diego, CA.

*** Lesson Details ***
The Students can expect from me punctuality, knowledge, dedication and passion to make them to love music. I am not strict but I expect fro the students to practice and parents to help. t is not that the student will play a song or composition tomorrow it is a matter of dedication and steps to follow. For Instruments such as Ukulele, Guitar I will use my on curriculum for Violin, Mandolin. I will use, Kayser, Suzuki, Lu-Yan Guo etc & workbook for strings & Forest Etling for music & workbook ( theory)

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music Stands, Tuners, Books, Computer, Folders, Sheet protectors

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide some music and techniques. Student should have his/her own instrument, music stand, electronic tuner, extra strings and method

*** Specialties ***
Suzuki, Kayser, etc for the classical and others for folk music

Mikhail B. San Diego, CA

About Me

Born in the Soviet Union, came over in 1989...

Was taught Violin by Gypsy Uncle in strict Soviet style at age 9...

Concertmaster in Poway high school with Gary Horimoto conducting...

UCSD composition and performance with Janos Negyesy (Berlin Philharmonic), Chinary Ung (Grawemeyer Award), Aleck Karis, Andrew Infanti, Steven Takasugi, Jon Fonville, Edwin Harkins, Phil Larson...

While attending college, I was working as an orchestra conductor and music teacher for a k-12 school... and later went on to teaching at more schools such as in National City School District, CCPAA in El Cajon, as well as Clairemont... Montessori school in La Jolla, Old Town Academy etc.

Did many "hired gun gigs" in the styles of Latin, Latin Jazz, Classical, Jazz, Gypsy, Electronic, Rock, Pop, and many more...

This year (2014) Recorded violin and cello on an album which won an SDMA music award voted best "Americana Album" with a group called Midnight Pine.

I've also done some scoring for NBC, and the New York City Ballet where my cousin is a dancer.

Corporate music gigs and bands such as i-earth music, a band with Mark Hunton and Evan Hesse.

Some of my private students went on to be professional musicians.

*** Lesson Details ***
Step-by-step, methodical, fun, in-depth.

*** Studio Equipment ***
giant LCD, instruments for rent, and other cool stuff!

*** Specialties ***
Classical, film score, rock, pop, fiddle, jazz, Latin, gypsy, and many more. Ages 3 to 99 accepted

Erin C. Poway, CA

About Me

My name is Erin. I am a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Music, with a concentration in Violin. I began studying violin at the age of six. I have performed with small chamber ensembles, orchestras, quartets, and trios. I enjoy playing for churches and weddings, and love teaching.

I began teaching beginner to advanced Violin and Viola in April of 2001 in NC. I moved to California in the fall of 2008. Since moving to California I have extended my teaching to beginner Piano and Cello also. I have taught students ages 3 to 87 how to play and enjoy music on a personal level. My experience includes leading sectionals for middle school orchestra, organizing and instructing small ensembles, and organizing student recitals. Student recitals I arranged once or twice a year to showcase the students' growth and abilities, and to provide an opportunity to give back to family and friends whose sacrifices and support enable the students to succeed.

I teach because I love music and I believe God has given me a gift. Playing and teaching help me to use my talent for His glory. I love working with people and I love how music enables people of all ages to open up and express themselves in a positive way, no matter what life throws their way. I believe music teaches discipline, builds self esteem; helps set and achieve goals; and positively affects and enhances other curricular endeavors.

My teaching philosophy is to always have fun while learning, to set attainable goals for the student, to learn through encouragement and discipline, and to help students come to love music on a personal level. I focus on the character of each student and their goals and desires to see that the student and/or parents are satisfied. Teaching is a privilege for me that I do not take for granted.

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I offer half hour, forty-five minute, sixty minute lessons, or longer on a weekly basis, but I do Not offer bi-weekly lessons. My lessons begin with the fundamentals of music. I believe a firm foundation in rhythm and reading is important because a student may switch musical instruments one day and the basics are universal and necessary. I have a deep love and appreciation for music which I hope to instill in my students as well. I am strict in the sense that I like students to polish their pieces before moving on. I like to keep them focused on playing well, not just playing.

A typical lesson will begin with scales to warm up, a review of the previous week's material, and a new assignment. Students will memorize pieces, be proficient in scales and rhythms, and all the while laughing and having a great time. I am known with my students for my creative analogies and flexibility to try new things in order to adapt to the students strengths and weaknesses. My students look forward to coming to their lesson, and that is very rewarding as a teacher.

I primarily use the Suzuki method for Violin and Viola, because it offers progressive steps to mastering technique, style, and musicality. My curriculum includes the use of Winning Rhythms, Wohlfahrt studies, All for Strings Theory, Essentials for Strings, and many more beginner and advanced studies; including shifting and double stops.

I love music and I love working with people; teaching is just icing on the cake. I look forward to helping you achieve your goals and discover your talents and I hope we can learn together. I look forward to meeting you!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music Stand and Keyboard

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to have their instrument, and necessary accessories ie: rosin, shoulder rest, strings, books, and music stand.

*** Specialties ***
I teach Music on Violin, Viola, and Piano, as well as beginner cello. I am very creative in my teaching methods, though I use the Suzuki Method primarily for string instruments. I believe learning should be fun. I teach all the fundamentals of music from the beginning: counting rhythm, scales, reading music, theory.

Julia W.

San Diego, CA
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Marta B.

San Diego, CA
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George V.

Carlsbad, CA
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Julia W. San Diego, CA

About Me

With over 15 years of a performing arts background, I have been through the thick and thin of this business. My formal education began when I was seven years old, with the Carlsbad Strings Education Association. I continued to play violin in college at Humboldt State University. I then received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Studies. Besides classical music training, I have performed in many musical theatre shows and classes. I also perform and gig regularly in a local alternative rock band. Violin, bass, guitar, singing, acting and writing have always been my passions. Now it is time to inspire other hardworking individuals into pursuing their dreams too!

My music lessons usually consist of instrument knowledge, techniques, music theory, ear training and a little bit of music history as well. Each lesson will have a mix of different topics and exercises that pertain to what the student would like to learn. The topics listed above will intertwine with each other naturally, making each lesson more valuable.

Other lessons, such as acting, will be more customizable for the student. Depending on what the student would like to learn or improve on, will determine what kind of specific topic the lesson will focus on.

What ever route you decide on taking, remember that there is no wrong way. If you lose interest in a certain instrument or art, the skills you learned from practicing and playing will help you in any another performing art you choose. With that in mind, let's get learning!

*** Lesson Details ***
Music:
5-10 min. for review, warm-up
10 min. for exercise, technique, etc.
10+min. for teaching individual pieces, history, music theory, etc.

Other:
5-10 min. for review, warm-up
10 min. for exercise, technique, etc.
10+min. for monologue, song writing, recording, history, etc.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have most of the required equipment at the studio.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide an extra guitar or bass (amplifier included) for lessons, as well as books and possible other materials (stand, tuner, music). Students should provide their own violins, violas, and staff paper for theory. They should also have access to a computer, as I like to record my lessons and send them the recordings for their solo practices.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical music for violin and viola. For theatre, I excel in Broadway singing, staging, acting, and I can teach methods in public speaking as well. Bass guitar, electric guitar, and performing in the genre of rock music is another specialty of mine. I also have experience in songwriting and arranging songs using music theory and ear training.

Marta B. San Diego, CA

About Me

I'm an easy going, very experienced, highly qualified teacher with a Doctoral degree in Music Performance. I have been teaching privately and in group classes for 18 years, both traditional and Suzuki methods. I have 25 years of performance experience in classical music. I'm also very active in the non-classical scene I've performed with celebrities like Rihanna, Steve Wonder, Trisha Yearwood and local artists, from modern flamenco to jazz, pop, rock. I'm a recording artist and specialize in improvisation and creative collaborations.

The philosophy is to guide students' musical and educational growth through well rounded
and personally tailored instruction that emphasizes practicing strategies in technical facility, musicality, history, theory and music appreciation. My students enjoy discovering and strengthening their talents through my encouragement-oriented and patient guidance. I accept students of any level, starting from age 5 to adults. My students have won auditions to youth orchestras and colleges and some are now professional musician themselves. Whether you are learning for pleasure or for life goals, my studio is open to all.

George V. Carlsbad, CA

About Me

Hi,
My name is George. I am professional viola player and teacher graduated with MM from Sankt-Petersburg Conservatory and BM from Sankt-Petersburg College. In both I had studied viola, piano, music theory, harmony and polyphony (basically), had a large experience of teaching children and adults. I'm able to work with any level of students being very flexible and making study process exciting, useful and funny. During lessons I usually show by my self how to play in order to inspire my students and help them to reach their goals and aims. My professional achievement as a teacher is that all my students begin to fall in love with music very quickly and practice with pleasure, even those who were frustrated or pained by their previous experiences with other teachers and have stopped practice having lost all hope. Music can be fun and gorgeous for any level of education, even if you don't need to become professional musician and are involved in music for yourself.

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