Alethia Espinal

Alethia E.

San Diego, CA
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About

Alethia delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
September 2011

Growing up I was raised in a home full of music. My father, a graduate of the Conservatorio Nacional Superior de Musica (National conservatory of Superior Music) played piano day and night and from there my love for music blossomed. My first experience with music was at the age of 8 when I began to take piano lessons from my father. I decided to switch to violin when I was 12. I was introduced to violin thanks to the Waldorf School of San Diego and have played in the orchestra throughout all of middle school. After 8th grade I was accepted into Young Artist Symphony and played with them until 2011. My education in orchestras continued with USD Chamber Orchestra, and Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. I began to teach at the Waldorf School as an assistant orchestra teacher in 2011, and have since been teaching privately as well.

My goals when teaching is to teach the appropriate techniques in order to play violin successfully and to hopefully inspire love and appreciation for music. In my experience I have learned that every student has a different way of learning therefore it is important to adjust to every student's needs. Learning should be fun but it should also be disciplined, it is important to understand that there is a time for fun and a time to be serious when learning.

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me!

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Experience

Violin Music Teacher
Feb 2015 - Present
Memorial Prep Middle School

After school music program for beginners, intermediate and advanced students focusing on violin studies.

Musician
Oct 2012 - Present
Sensational Strings

Hired for music services for weddings, events etc.

Orchestra Teacher Assistant
Sep 2011 - Present
Waldorf School of San Diego

Concert Mistress for Handels Messiah
Oct 2012 - Dec 2012
USD chamber orchestra

San Diego Symphony Best and Brightest
Mar 2012 - Apr 2012
San Diego Symphony

Selected from youth orchestra to perform at Copley Hall with San Diego Symphony

Side by Side with San Diego Symphony
Nov 2011 - Dec 2011
San Diego Symphony

Selected from youth orchestra to perform at Copley Hall with San Diego Symphony

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Solo performance with YPO 2013
side by side performance with San Diego Symphony 2011

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Solo performance with YAS chamber ensemble 2010

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Birch Theater Performance 2012

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Student Recital 2011
Cabaret Talent show 2012

17 Reviews

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Rebecca G. Jun 16, 2017
Violin · In home

Looking forward to more lessons!

Student 3 & Student 4 G. Apr 25, 2017
Violin · In home

The students really benefited from the instruction today. They are so excited to receive these lessons and go away excited for the next one.

Student 1 & Student 2 G. Apr 24, 2017
Violin · In home

Today's lessons went very well. Alethia is well suited for the students and customizes each lesson to the individual needs of each student while focusing on the literature at hand. The students were happy. I did not give a 5 star rating because I did not get feed back from each of the students. I really like her style and demeanor. Thank you.

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Tracy B. Mar 28, 2017
Violin · In home

Really nice lesson. She knows her material and presents it in an engaging way. I have played before and saw instant improvement from minor adjustments she suggested with the first lesson. I look forward to continuing my progress with her.

michelle Sep 10, 2016
Violin · In home

she's amazing, she works with you and makes sure you are getting the best lesson you can. appreciate her.

Sophia Sep 2, 2016
Violin · In studio

Best instructor ever. Very patient.

Hannah C. Aug 29, 2016
Violin · In studio

Athlie has been a wonderful teacher for my 13 years old daughter she enjoying learn new thing Athlie.
She's very knowledgeable and is able to pass that knowledge on in clear language and examples.
We're glad we found her!

Hannah C. Aug 29, 2016
Violin · In studio

Athlie has been a wonderful teacher for my 13 years old daughter she enjoying learn new thing Athlie.
She's very knowledgeable and is able to pass that knowledge on in clear language and examples.
We're glad we found her!

Daigo K. Jul 31, 2016
Violin · In studio

Alethia was very nice and patient with our 4 year old son. Our son liked her very much from the first lesson.

Daigo K. Jul 30, 2016
Violin · In studio

Alethia was very nice and patient with our 4 year old son. Our son liked her very much from the first lesson.

Georgiana R. Jul 15, 2016
Violin · In studio

Very patient and encouraging.

Aribelah May 9, 2016
Violin · In studio

I was extremely impressed by Alethia. The first thing my daughter said when we get back into the car after her first lesson: Mommy can we came back tomorrow? Alethia is very knowledgeable and extremely patient.

Elba McCullough Jan 26, 2016
Violin · In home

Our 6 year old daughter, Shayla, has had such a wonderful experience taking lessons from Miss Alethia. Miss Alethia is very patient and has a way of communicating with our daughter so that she grasps and understands the music and notes. Most importantly, our daughter looks forward to her lessons and voluntarily practices almost every day.

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Luna S. Jan 13, 2016
Violin · In studio

My daughter likes her a lot. Great instructor!

andres A. Sep 27, 2015
Violin · In studio

It's my 4th lesson...and I am so happy with my progress ! I'm learning so much ! Today...I got a much better understanding of Flats and Sharps and quarter notes, 8th notes, 16th notes, dotted quarter, dotted 8th, and triplets. She drew a diagram that made it so much easier to understand ! For Homework...I'll be practicing a music piece with a metronome..first time !!! Learning to play the violin is is a lot of fun...!!! Alethia is a great Teacher !!!

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andres A. Sep 8, 2015
Violin · In studio

Alethia was just great ! I learned so much from her on my first lesson.!

Ty Rick R. Jun 9, 2015
Violin · In home

My son Christopher has been taking violin lessons with Alethia for 6 months. He has progressed dramatically in a very short time. I love her teaching techniques. She is positive, super patient, and communicates very effectively with my son. She is also very thorough at teaching proper finger positioning as well as bow techniques. My son has lost almost all of his bad habits. He is finally starting to enjoy playing his violin and now thinks it is fun.

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