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: 2 days ago

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
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13 Reviews on Alethia E.

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michelle Sep 10, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
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
Verified Student
Best instructor ever. Very patient.
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Hannah C. Aug 29, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
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
Verified Student
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
Verified Student
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
Verified Student
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
Verified Student
Very patient and encouraging.
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Aribelah May 9, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
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.
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Elba McCullough Jan 26, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
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
Verified Student
My daughter likes her a lot. Great instructor!