Adie Cannon

Adie C.

Tucson, AZ
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Adie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+ and special needs

Teaching since:

AdieTrinity Music Studio
$40/hour, $30/half-hour
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Since beginning my musical journey at age 9 through Tucson's public music education, I have since performed as a soloist and chamber musician in eleven U.S. states and several countries spanning North America and Europe. I have participated in music festivals including Interharmony International Music Festival in Arcidosso, Italy; the Karen Tuttle Viola Workshop; Rocky Ridge Summer Music Camp; and the New York Summer Music Festival (where I received their Full Scholarship Award in 2009). My primary teachers have included Hong-Mei Xiao and Dennis Bourret. I have also studied with and participated in master classes from dozens of the world's most prominent violists. I have been the recipient of awards including the Tucson Philharmonia Scholarship Competition Merit Award (2010) and the Young Musicians Competition: Honorable Mention, Division Four Finalist (2008).

I have devoted much of my life to involvement in my community as a teacher and performer. I began my teaching career in 2010 as a sectional coach through "Tucson Jr. Strings," of which I am an alumni. I have since been invited as a guest clinician for a number of local orchestra programs. I also volunteer my talents as a violist for the church choirs of St. Christopher and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, under the direction of Dominic Muller, and as a volunteer violin instructor through Tucson Summer Music. In order to teach music fundamentals in a fun and engaging way, my teaching strategy employs music-reading games from day one, as well as early entry to music theory, history, and ear training!

As an advocate of new music, I have premiered countless original works by many of today's contemporary composers. I studied music composition with Pamela Decker after receiving performances of my orchestral compositions by the Tucson Symphony Orchestra as a member of their Young Composers' Project. I continue to pursue my passion for composition by writing original compositions for my students.

I am currently pursuing her Master's of Music degree with Hong-Mei Xiao at the University of Arizona.

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Strings Instructor
Sep 2018 - Present
Allegro School of Music

Violin, Viola, and Cello Teacher

Violin and Viola Instructor
Jun 2017 - Present
AdieTrinity Music Studio

My private music studio and community

Violin Instructor
Jun 2017 - Jul 2018
Tucson Summer Music

Yearly Volunteer Position

Substitute Violin Instructor
Oct 2015 - Sep 2016
Tucson Symphony Women's Association

Guest Sectional Coach
Sep 2010 - Sep 2016
Utterback Middle School, Desert View High School

Sectional Coach
Sep 2010 - May 2016
Tucson Jr. Strings

Facilitated group instruction of 9- through 17-year-olds of musical and technical skills for orchestral string instruments;
Modeled and provided opportunities for leadership;
Mentored and served as a positive role model for prospective musicians


Master's of Music: Viola Performance
Aug 2016 - Present
University of Arizona
Bachelor's of Music: Viola Performance
Aug 2010 - May 2016
University of Arizona


Fluent / Native Proficiency


First Aid
Apr 2017
Red Cross


Scholarship Competition Merit Award
May 2010
Tucson Philharmonia Youth Orchestra
Full Scholarship Award
Jul 2009
New York Summer Music Festival
Honorable Mention, Division Four Finalist
May 2008
Young Musician's Competition


American String Teachers Association
Dec 2018

The American String Teachers Association, founded more than 60 years ago, is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers. ASTA's members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. The organization provides a vast array of services, including instrument insurance, an award-winning scholarly journal, discounts on publications and resources, annual professional development opportunities, and access to collegial network of colleagues throughout the string profession.

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Photos & Videos

Allegro School of Music

Premier Performance of Neal Warner's "Viola Sonata: II"

Opera Performance

Tucson Summer Music 2018

Tucson Summer Music 2017

Photo by Adie C.


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