Amy Noonan

Amy N.

Newark, DE
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Viola

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Hi! I'm Amy and I love music and I think of teaching music as a way of coming beside someone to help them discover their own love for music, too.
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Amy passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Amy delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 3+

Teaching since:
2002

Music is my life's purpose and I am committed to helping anyone and everyone I can to reach their musical potential. Whether that is as a hobby, an experience or fulfilling their own life's purpose.

From 2013-2015 I taught group music classes through Soli Encore in Orange County, CA, in violin, guitar and K-2 creative music (Orff-based instruction with singing, xylophone, hand percussion and flutophone). The last two years of that position I managed the entire program including hiring teachers, writing curriculum, and teaching classes myself. I had also consistently held private violin, viola, and guitar students. In both violin and viola I saw my students move up chairs in their orchestras and excel in local, district and state honor orchestras. I sent students to great schools for music like Orange County School of the Arts and New England Conservatory.

As for my performance career, I have committed to always being a member of an orchestra, band or performing group of some sort because it's my passion and I endeavor to teach from personal experience. Over my last ten years in SoCal I performed with several groups including the Blackbird Music Project, Montage Orchestra and Symphony Irvine. My last year concluded my position as Principal viola of the Dana Point Symphony for four seasons. I was in two bands during my college years. With Galanis I was a part of several Western U.S. tours that took us through California, Arizona, Utah, Idaho and Montana. I have had the privilege of working with artists such as violinist Anne Marie Calhoun, Jimmy Hopper, Andy Grammer and Stevie Nicks. Some of the larger productions I have been a part of include appearances on TV shows like Melrose Place and the Bachelorette, and performances for former President G.W. Bush and at the Governor's Ball for the Academy Awards.

My performance career continues to grow here on the East Coast, where I have lived since August 2015. I have been a member of the McLean Orchestra and have been added to rosters for the Alexandria Symphony, Arlington Philharmonic and Washington Sinfonietta. I currently hold a Bachelor's of Music in Viola Performance from Azusa Pacific University where I studied with Robert Becker, founder of the American String Quartet with a BM and MM in Viola Performance from Juilliard. I am now enrolled as a graduate assistant for my Master's of Music in Viola Performance at the University of Delaware.

When I'm not making music I'm running far, studying nutrition, cooking or spending time with my beloved friends and family!

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Experience

Administrator of Programs
Aug 2011 - Jul 2015
Soli Studios Music Inc.

Managed and after school music program, Soli Encore, for the majority of this time, while also overseeing the shop Soli Depot (retail, rentals and repairs), teaching private lessons through Soli Studios, and performing and contracting other professional musicians through Soli Entertainment for an array of events throughout Orange and Los Angeles counties.

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Education

Master of Music in Viola Performance
Jul 2017 - Present
University of Delaware
Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance
Sep 2006 - May 2011
Azusa Pacific University

Photos & Videos

First movement of Hindemith's "Der Schwanendreher" recorded in San Diego, CA.
Recent performance with the Washington Sinfonietta; conductor Joel Lazar.  June 2017

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Post recital with a viola student.  So proud of her Minuet No. 3!! June 2017

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Beautiful day for a wedding at the Meridian House in Washington DC.  May 2017

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Accomplished kiddos!  Posing after they completed the challenge game in which they raced to put the piano together and then add the letters.

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Brothers having fun AND learning a thing or two in their in-home guitar lessons!

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With conductor Miriam Burns post-performance with the McLean Orchestra in May 2017.

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Prelude of J.S. Bach's third Cello Suite in C major
Rehearsal with Alexandria Symphony April 2017
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Melissa Aug 7, 2017
Violin · In home

Amy is a wonderfully gifted teacher! My teen daughter loves her teaching style and encouraging personality. Amy has a knack for understanding a student's strengths and weaknesses and guiding them to reaching their potential. We highly recommend her!

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