Anthony Torres

Anthony T.

Pasadena, CA

About Anthony T.

Background check: Last verified 05/01/2016
Anthony passed a background check on 05/01/2016 that included the following:
  • National Criminal Record Check
  • County/State Criminal Record Check
  • Sex Offender Registry Search
  • SSN Trace & Verification
For more information, please click here.
Anthony teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: 2015
Last sign in: 2 days ago

Overview

Whether you're a brand new player or looking to take your skills to the next level, I want to help you get there!

My name is Anthony Torres and I'm a violinist and guitarist based out of Pasadena, California and I've been a musician for over 17 years. Now I also write music, sing, and play other instruments like Bass Guitar, Cajon, Harmonica, and Ukelele. I've played with orchestras, church worship teams, live bands, and have recorded in studios in my career and I love to geek out about bands, music theory, and music production. But most importantly, I love to teach others and see their amazement when they start to sound like the music in their head. I want to inspire and enable you to do just that!

Learn more about what I do at
www.torresmusicinstruction.com
Or on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/torresmusicinstruction

Photos and Videos

Preparing one of my students for their first violin performance ever!

Experience

Owner, Instructor

Aug 2015 - Present
Torres Music Instruction

Working with guitar and violin students of all ages to improve their music skills in a fun and professional atmosphere.

Client Services Representative

Oct 2014 - Present
eCivis, Inc.

My full-time work involves advanced software training, consultation and relationship management for local governments and non-profit organizations.

Account Executive

Jun 2012 - Oct 2014
Internet Brands, Inc.

Performing sales and relationship management activities with auto dealership accounts to generate ad revenue and ensure client success. Working with account management team in handling third-party online content and troubleshooting technical issues.

Business Development Intern

Aug 2013 - Jan 2014
Atrium Music

Assisted the Director of Business Development with music licensing sales activities such as prospecting licensing opportunities for the Atrium Music library and proposing music selections for specific client needs. Undertook new prospecting operatives for independent films and retail products. Assisted A&R department with talent acquisition by fielding inbound artist submissions. Learning all aspects of the music licensing process and contract implications.

Education

Jazz Improvisation, Music Production, Music Business, Songwriting

Jan 2015 - Jun 2015
Berklee Online | Berklee School of Music

B.A. Business Administration

Sep 2008 - Jun 2012
University of California, Irvine
Write a Review

6 Reviews on Anthony T.

Silhouette-80
Annabel Wong Dec 2, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Anthony is sincere and genuine. My daughter has stopped learning violin for over 18 months, it takes courage for her to pick up the instrument again. Anthony shows patience and she enjoys her lesson very much.
Thumb_57449b8f34d7f_review_Favorites-0034
Jonathan Vince, Owner of Catalyst Educational Support May 24, 2016
In home
Anthony is warm and engaging, taking genuine interest in each person he meets. Combine that with his high level of musical talent and his ability to communicate it to others, and you have an excellent teacher on your hands! I am a former teacher who now runs a tutoring company. Having been in the Education sector for more than a decade, I know just how rare teachers like Anthony are.
Thumb_574383b47a710_review_Bob%20Guitar
Bob May 23, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
I've known Anthony for many years. I watched him learn his instruments over the years and have always been amazed at his natural musical ability. And as a teacher, with his high degree of patience, his caring personality, and his attention to detail, students are being drawn to him as he helps the fall in love with music just as he did. I can't recommend him enough! Thank you Anthony!
Thumb_573667f1e11e3_review_Cropped%20COLOR
Nathan May 13, 2016
Guitar · In studio
While I have not personally studied music with Anthony, I have collaborated with him as a fellow church band member, watched him perform in other contexts, and have also sat under and benefited from his teaching outside the area of music. As a professional musician myself, and knowing Anthony's personality, his professionalism/positivity in his work, his way with children (his own and others), his solid musicianship, and his creativity, I highly recommend him as a music teacher for adults and children alike, particularly for beginning and intermediate students who love music enough to work at it! Anthony will help you grow. The only reason I am giving 4 stars rather than 5 is because I have not personally observed him teaching in private studio. But I have full confidence in him based on our other frequent interactions.
Thumb_5736120ab3e77_review_Screen%20Shot%202016-05-13%20at%2010.41.43%20AM
Zach May 13, 2016
Violin · In home
Anthony is exceptionally friendly and professional; excellent with kids and adults alike. He has the knowhow and the people skills to be an excellent violin teacher!
Silhouette-80
Beckie May 12, 2016
Violin · In studio
Anthony is such a wonderful music instructor! What I loved most was his patience and ability to show me a technique in a way that I could understand and be successful at. He's very encouraging and gets me so excited about learning something new. His lesson plans are well structured and easy to follow for the week. Overall great guy who makes it easy to ask questions and learn something that would normally be intimidating for most people.
Previously Viewed