Alyssa Pyper
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Alyssa Pyper

Alyssa P.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My teaching philosophy is that music is for ALL ages and ALL abilities. I love teaching foremost because of the connection between student and teacher; I have been really blessed to have some wonderful mentors throughout my life, and I value being able to mentor others. I am here as a teacher to see you for your unique set of strengths, interests, and goals.

About Alyssa P.

I am a composer and violinist. I have been in the arts my entire life (by the age of 5, I danced in renditions of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker and Swan Lake!)

I am passionate about helping others find their personal expression though music, and I have a wide range of experience via classical, folk, and contemporary practices.

I am currently preparing for the 2020 premiere of my original music, "Salt Crust," with the internationally acclaimed ensemble Alarm Will Sound.

In 2018, I trained under the O'Connor Violin Method, to bring a wider range of music and creativity to my students. I love the O'Connor Method because it is truly fun and instructive music for student and teacher alike. Through the method, students are exposed to musics from the folk, jazz, bluegrass, and classical worlds.

Please reach out! I'm looking forward to meeting you.


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6 Reviews
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My first lesson was very good. She took the time to explain and we progressed at a good pace. She explained things and showed me proper techniques to hold the violin and the bow. Overall the lesson was fun and exciting.

Posted Feb 15, 2020
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I started working with Alyssa in person when she was teaching violin in Salt Lake City. Once she moved to Los Angeles I agreed to try the online lessons. I have found this method of learning to be very valuable. Alyssa has a unique way of teaching. While the traditional principles of violin playing are taught Alyssa includes mindfulness and breath in her methods. She also introduces improvisation and takes music beyond its notes on the page.

Posted Dec 12, 2019
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Alyssa was very thorough and met my objectives.

Posted Jan 9, 2019
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Alyssa is a wonderful teacher and a professional player. Studying with her is efficient. She has a keen sense of detail, knowing what is most important to focus on for the next lesson. Her careful instruction reaches well beyond the violin as she teaches musicianship and ear-training. She'll prepare you for real-world playing at any experience level.

Posted Mar 19, 2018
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Alyssa is truly such an inspiring and helpful person to work with as a teacher. She knows her instrument so well, like it’s a close friend she has known for years, and is so easy to feel comfortable with as a student. She’s helping me develop a more personal relationship with how I perform and how compose that feels more like an extension of who I am. I am more well-rounded, confident, and equipped to engage with new musical challenges because of our time together each week. I cannot recommend her enough.

Posted Mar 18, 2018
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Alyssa is a patient and kind teacher. She has experience not just as an teacher/student but as a writer/composer too. Her connection to the violin challenges me to do better and try harder, but somehow still makes the classes fun! I've found learning from her to be very rewarding (I'm finally checking off that new year's resolution to learn the violin!) but if it weren't for her great attitude and patient demeanor I would be lost. I'm only on my third class, can't wait for more.

Posted Mar 17, 2018

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Jan 2013 - Present


I am preparing for the 2020 premiere of my work, Salt Crust, with internationally acclaimed ensemble Alarm Will Sound. My work has been featured in various events, including Slug Magazine's Localized concert in January of 2015, and Velour Live's featured event for International Women's Day in 2016.

Free Lance Recording Musician
Apr 2011 - Present

LA East, HUGESound, June Audio, etc

I record professionally in UT and SLC counties for various commercials, network television, video games, and orchestral album features.

Spring Lane Orchestra Director
Dec 2017 - May 2018

Riverton Music

I facilitated weekly rehearsals, working with students individually and in groups. We mastered technique and note reading, while building collaboration skills.

Jun 2014 - Dec 2016

Quiet House - Band Member

After winning Battle of the Bands in December 2014, Quiet House released an album to a full house at Velour Live Music Gallery in April 2015, and performed in Provo's Rooftop Concert Series in June 2015.

Writing Tutor
Jan 2015 - Mar 2016

UVU Writing Center

I worked as a writing tutor at UVU, receiving certification from the College Reading and Learning Association. As tutors, we placed emphasis on helping students tune into their own wisdom and ability to find answers.


Violin Performance
Aug 2011 - Dec 2012




Limited Proficiency


Book 1
Jul 2018

O'Connor Violin Method

Book 2
Jul 2018

O'Connor Violin Method

Book 2
Jul 2016

Suzuki Association of the Americas

Book 1
Jul 2015

Suzuki Association of the Americas

Level 1
May 2015

College Reading and Learning Association


Featured Writer
Jun 2016

Peculiar Journal

Presented Paper
Nov 2015

National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing, 2016

Full Tuition Scholarship
Apr 2011

BYU School of Music


Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.
Jul 2014
The Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc. is the not-for-profit organization officially licensed to support, guide, and promote Suzuki education in North, Central, and South America. The SAA was founded in 1972 and currently has about 8,000 members.

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