Suzuki Violin program for students of all ages, experienced teaching violin to young children, opportunities for duet work for older students, piano accompaniment during lessons. Small violin available for young student trial lesson.
My name is Mary and I have been teaching piano, voice, violin, and music theory for more than 35 years. I have an undergraduate degree in music, a masters degree in special education, and a doctoral degree in education. 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! Musical theater is my specialty and if you are a singer I can help you belt your way to Broadway!
*** Lesson Details *** I teach lessons in my home studio, at your home, and online. Every 3 months I host a student recital at my home studio. Students may choose to play a solo, duet, or be in a small group number with other students. I offer a fun, no-stress approach to learning music!
*** Studio Equipment **
* Grand piano, violin, computer, keyboard, 1/4 violin for young children
*** Specialties *** Piano, Voice, Violin, Music Theory
For piano I specialize in working with young children- Music for Little Mozarts (ages 4-6), Prep Course (ages 5-7) and Older beginners (ages 8 and up). I also teach intermediate to early advanced level classical piano.
Violin- I teach Suzuki Method (beginners through Book 7) to students age 5 and up. I also teach intermediate and early advanced classical styles.
Voice- I offer Music Theater Vocal training, audition prep, acting in song, monologue coaching, preparation for high school and college auditions, contemporary and pop singing styles.
Music Theory-Beginners through AP Music Theory class level, keyboard skills are also taught in conjunction with music theory instruction.
Hello. Welcome to my class. This is your time to shine and enjoy the music that we create together.
Armen M. was born in Armenia, and began playing the violin at the age of seven. From thereon out, Armen received his B.A.and M.A. degrees from Yerevan State Conservatory in Armenia and Artist diploma from Longy school of Music in Cambridge MA. With an impressive background, awards, and distinctions, Armen M. has always been a distinguished violinist, musician and concertmaster.
His history of performances with some of the greatest names and soundtracks for some of the most famous movies, Armen has truly shone with this talent. With international performances ranging from Boston to Buenos Aires, including countries like USA, Mexico, Columbia, Argentina, Germany, Russian Armenia, Armen has worked with different styles too, not only classical. Armen infuses his classical background with Jazz, Rock, Pop and New Age as well, making him
a unique and extremely well rounded musician. Currently Armen resides in Los Angeles, CA where he is active with various orchestras, including the LA Opera.
He also routinely performs for sound track recordings with the major motion picture companies. In addition, Armen has worked with many well-known artists including Ray Charles, Barry White, Yanni, Sarah Brightman, Natalie Cole, Andrea Bocelli and many others. Here is a list of artists Armen M. has performed with: Yanni, Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Smokey Robinson, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Frank Sinatra Jr., Andrea Bocelli, Olga Tañon, Jose-Jose, Lucero, Cristian Castro, Alanis Morissette and Marco Antonio Solis.
We are on!
*** Lesson Details *** I am very strict and laid back at the same time. I pay a lot of attention to the technical detailes
.The curriculum is based on the level the student is presently. It reneges from simple scale books to Paganini caprices.
I encourage every student to have at list two recitals a year. Lessons are very intense and productive and i welcome you to my studio.
*** Studio Equipment *** 1) Music room w/ piano and seating for parents
2) Office room w/ seating for parents
*** Travel Equipment *** violin and music
*** Specialties *** European/Russian violin school
Armen has been great with my beginner child! Able to do basic introduction at child level, amazing!
October 5, 2017
I had a great first lesson with Armen.
He immediately identified some areas of improvement and I really liked his style which is rigorous, demanding and rewarding at the same time.
Can't wait to our next lesson,
Ms. Lucy began studying violin with her father at the age of three. She attended Kunming Art Institute in Yunnan, China for junior and senior high school and than studied with Professor WeiJian Zhao from Central Music Conservatory in Beijing. She holds both AA and AS degree from Pasadena City College. where she served as the assistant concert master for many semesters. She also studied violin with Prof. Jay Zhong, former violin Professor at California State University, Los Angeles. Ms. Lucy is was a scholarship student at Bob Cole Conservatory of California State University, Long Beach. She studied with renowned violin pedagogue Linda Rose and served as concertmaster of the Bob Cole Conservatory orchestra, chamber orchestra and opera. Currently she's a student of Katia Popov, concertmaster of Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. She received her vi
olin performance BM degree in 2013.
Ms. Lucy has performed extensively throughout China, Hong Kong, and the United States and won many awards for her performances. At age six, she won 1st place at The Future Violinist Competition in Yunnan and continuously wining at different competitions around China. 1989 summer, Ms. Lucy held her solo recital at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and was a great success. Her most recent performances including: Solo violinist at 2005 New Universe Entertainment Academy; Performing with international tenor Oscar Zhang at UCI Barclay Theatre as guest solo violinist, with UCI symphony Orchestra, 2006. Guest Solo Violinist performing at Cerritos Performing Art Center in 2007. She also performed with different orchestras year round at different locations such as the Ford Amphitheatre and Orange county Performing Arts Center, she plays Jazz with Michael Mcdaniel Quartet.
Ms. Lucy began her teaching career at the age of 15 at her fatherâs violin school in Yunnan, China. The school currently has more than two hundred violin students and five violin teachers. Each year, Ms. Lucy travels back to China and give master classes and exchange valuable teaching experience with the students and teachers there. Summer 2006, Ms. Lucy and her students was invited by the International Youth and Childrenâs Art Festival, they stayed in China for ten days. Their performance got well accepted by the audience and was broadcasted on the local TV and newspapers. It was an unforgettable experience for all the students and their parents.
*** Lesson Details *** Learning violin will be fun and rewarding for my students.
My teaching method is from The Juilliard School of Music, lessons are specifically designed to fit individual students age, background, strength and personality. In my classes, not only students are taught how to play the violin, they are also taught ear training, sight-reading, music theory, and performance skills; Most important, students are also taught self-confidence, discipline, appreciation of the arts, and the pride that comes from a job well done.
Every year, my students have the opportunity to perform in different concert settings, participate in our annual summer concerts, take national music exams, and audition with many orchestras and music schools.
*** Studio Equipment *** The studio lessons are taught in a quiet and comfy home music studio. The room includes a piano, violins, music stands, flat screen TV. Seating for parent/family member is also available.
*** Specialties *** My teaching method is mainly following The Juilliard School of Music, and I also combine it with the Suzuki method, especially for younger students.
An accredited Suzuki violin teacher. I've been teaching violin for 8 years. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to learn basic violin-playing posture, including correct bow-hold. I use Suzuki series books to teach my students, and add up some other etudes if needed. I love working with students of all ages and any levels and I can't wait to meet you!
With a Masters in Music Performance from The Ohio State University, and an accredited Suzuki violin teacher from training program at The School for Strings, NYC. I have 10 years private teaching experience and 1 year group class teaching experience at Jefferson Academy at The Ohio State University. I am able to work with different ages of students with patience and passion.
*** Lesson Details *** I use Suzuki violin books for beginners. In this series, I would like students to follow the order of each piece to build up their violin skill. I emphasize building a strong foundation of a good body posture including bow-hold. For more advanced student, we can use Suzuki book 4 or above and other similar level repertoire to build up their musicality and the knowledge of each composer.
I've been teaching piano for 5 years. Within the firs
t few lessons, you'll be able to learn basic piano-playing posture and the basic knowledge on piano. As time goes on, you'll be able to reach to intermediate level. I typically use Faber piano book series.
*** Studio Equipment *** Violin and music stand
*** Travel Equipment *** I bring my violin with me, students should have their own instruments (violin/piano) and a music stand (for violin students).
*** Specialties *** I teach classical violin and piano. Beginning to Intermediate Piano Lesson for All Ages. Beginning to Advanced Violin Lesson for All Ages. An accredited Suzuki Violin Teacher.
Lily is the a great piano teacher for my 70+ year old mother. She is friendly and patient. She explains things well and in a way my mother can easily understand. She is punctual and my mother says that "the lessons pass so quickly!"
June 23, 2016
My daughter shared that she liked Lily and Lily knew her stuff! Very satisfied with the first lesson.
August 20, 2015
Lily is a great instructor. She knows how to communicate with students and how to hold them accountable so they can have self discipline. Her teaching method also effective as she showing students how to get better step by step.
In the fourteen years of instrumental music experience, I have had many students perform at venues such as the Hollywood Bowl, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and the Ford Amphitheatre. Having fun and enjoying to play is the key to growth and success.
I'm a fun, loving, and passionate teacher that has over fourteen years experience with children, ages four through twelve. I hold a bachelors in instrumental music education from California State University, Northridge, as well as a Masters in Education from CSUN. My expertise is in classical music, utilizing various methods such as Suzuki and Orff, as well as Mariachi music.
In teaching lessons, it is my great pleasure to share with students of all ages and skill levels the knowledge that I've gained over 23 years of playing. I firmly believe that anyone can learn anything at any time, given the proper tools!
In our first lesson, we will determine your musical goals and create a realistic path to achieving them. It's my job to help you along this path while keeping things fun.
To maintain focus and week-to-week continuity, I always provide lesson notes to take home. I can also provide recordings of lessons and transcriptions of pieces, if desired.
At 5 years old I was struck by the incredible beauty of Vivaldi's music, and ever since I've been playing violin. I hold a BA from Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences, won a scholarship to the Baroque Performance Institute in 2005 and attended the BPI again in 2006. Apart from teaching, as a professional musician performing in Southern California I am well versed both in classical violin and various fiddle styles ranging from bluegrass, Celtic and old-time to rock, pop and blues. I also play viola and mandolin and write music.
A fun and informative lesson. Looking forward to the next one.
May 15, 2018
Elias is great! My daughter is 7 and this was her first exposure to violin lessons. She loves Elias, says how patient and nice he is, and can’t wait for her next lesson each week. I highly recommend him!
Hi there, if you're looking for a new hobby or you are just really interested in music, I'm the guy you are looking for. I can teach any age, no matter how young or old, if you have the passion or interest I can help you reach your goal. I provide material for each lesson and I customize each lesson to address your needs as a newly born musician! And if you pass the beginner level I can help you push on to a new frontier. Also, I tend to teach extra material like ear training, sight reading, music theory and etc. I can assure you that anything I teach you, you won't forget. Don't hesitate and contact me right away.
I would love to teach you and help you accomplish your goals! I play instruments ranging from violin, piano, and others! I enjoy teaching and I make sure that my student leaves their lesson with confidence in what they learned. I like to make any lesson interactive and productive. I like to have a good time while teaching so I might come out with one or two jokes during the lesson.
Easy to understand, follow, and model. He explained everything throughly and worked at my pace and builds as you continue to grow. He was a good and patient teacher! Highly recommend!!
August 2, 2017
My experience with this teacher is that he is fun and helps me a lot. He helps on working how to sight read and play different types of music. He also helps any type of music your having trouble with whether it's an orchestra music or other music you want to learn. He also is a fun teacher to play with and to talk.
August 2, 2017
A great teacher , has a lot of patience and also can make the class fun, I learned so fast with him , I always looking forward to my violin class.
Hello, my schedule is now available to new students! I cater to the individual's needs while instilling the basics of violin. Every student learns in a different way, and I make sure to teach in the method that is most effective for that student. Because I perform so often, I know the necessary skills to teach violin practically and efficiently.
Grace Rodgers, originally from Detroit, is a Los Angeles based violinist who enjoys a varied musical career spanning from classical to pop. Grace often works with current artists, and has been a part many studio recordings and live productions (Kesha, Lea Michele, BØRNS, Megadeth, Gallant, Sabrina Carpenter, and others.)
Grace earned her Bachelor of Music with a concentration in Violin Performance from Wayne State University under Dr. Laura Roelofs, where she was also an instructor for String Project @Wayne, a four year teaching internship with the youth of Detroit.
As an avid performer, Ms. Rodgers knows the necessary skills to make a great violinist. While she caters to the individual student's needs, Grace instills the basics in an engaging and useful manner. Ms. Rodgers specializes in finding out how a student best learns, an
d then utilizing the necessary tools to take that student to the next level in their performing skills.
I highly recommend Grace. When i was younger, I mastered a variety of musical instruments and played well into college. Learning the violin has always been elusive. I’ve had many teachers but now i’ve been progressing farther than before. I credit this to Grace. She has a well thought out lesson plan that challenges me while concentrating on the fundamentals and techniques. Some teachers are more forgiving on technique reasoning that it can be corrected at a later date. It’s best to learn it correctly at the beginning.
She is patient and communicates clearly. I enjoy her proper demonstrations. Her enthusiam is infectuous and her passion shines through.
She also teaches my 80 year old mother. It has always been somthing she’s always wanted to learn. It is not easy to teach anyone the violin, let alone an 80 year old. Her lesson plan and approach is quite different to mine but very effective. My mother is progressing well.
Among her teaching aids, she employs a traditional strings book, i find this comforting as it provides a familiar take and consistency. Before moving on, she checks and ensures proficiency and mastery of the previous lessons. Again, reinforcing the fundamentals and building on top of them.
Understandably, the price per lesson is a factor. I find Grace’s rates to be fair and of great value. If you really want to learn and have the violin be a part of your life, hire Grace because of her approach and skill and not based on pricing.
Without knowing much of what to look for in a teacher, i now know its; enthusiam, patience, undertanding, a well defined lesson plan, mastery of skills before moving forward, consistency, open communication and lastly, not taking excuses for sloppiness due to lack of practice. (She will encourage you to practice and you’ll get better which in-turn motivates you). She will not just let you get by but help you master the violin.
October 21, 2018
Grace was an extremely patient, attentive tutor who helped me build foundational bowing and sheet music skills. I highly recommend her for violin lessons!
"My Daughter really liked the teacher and enjoying her lessons. She is showing interest to practice."
She has a very good way to teach children. We almost give up to learnt violin after taking private classes in 92y that my 5 years old didn'
t liked. After few weeks with Zhana my daughter told me she love violin."
"Lisa is a fabulous instructor! My daughter is taking lessons with Lisa weekly and we have noticed a significant improvement in her skills. Lisa is very pa
tient, attentive and provides feedback regularly so I too can assist my child prior to her next lesson. Highly recommended!"
"I never had a tutor before, so it was difficult for me to choose from the wide arrange of tutors there are. But I think Dan was the right choice. He's ver
y professional and goes far and beyond to help his students understand how certain things are when playing the violin. I would definitely recommend Dan to anyone looking for a violin tutor."
"Thank you Chaul for a great lesson and also for being so patient with me when my computer didn't log into the session right away. I enjoyed my first less
on and am excited to have such a fabulous teacher that sent me material and information to prepare for my first session. I feel confident that I will be able to progress and I know that I will enjoy learning with you. I'm looking forward to my next lesson."
"Anna is the best teacher ever! She has an amazing gift of teaching and is my hero in music. She is patient and encouraging with just the right amount of s
trictness. Plus we love her flexibility in scheduling."
"Adriana knows how to make violin learning interesting. My daughter enjoys learning from her"
"Laurel is an inspirational, energetic teacher that was a perfect fit for my daughter, who looked forward to seeing her each week. Laurel is patient and en
gaging, setting up solid foundations as well as playful practice. Thanks Laurel!"
"Hannah has been very helpful in teaching me. She has also been patient and I'm learning a lot."
Gifted musicians don't appear from nowhere fully-formed and ready to take to the concert platform. For every 45-minute concerto or 90-minute recital you hear, hours of hard work have gone into every note, every phrase, and even how the music is approached, learned, and memorized!
It may seem strange to say that proper practice is the most nerve-wracking element of mastering your violin, but if you don't know how to structure the session, how can you ever be sure that you're working on the rig …