Alethia Espinal

Alethia E.

San Diego, CA

About Alethia E.

Alethia teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: September 2011
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

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!

Photos and Videos

Solo performance with YPO 2013

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 Spoken

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

16 Reviews on Alethia E.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Sophia Sep 2, 2016
· Violin · In studio Best instructor ever. Very patient.
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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Georgiana R. Jul 15, 2016
· Violin · In studio Very patient and encouraging.
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