Brandon Encinas
North Hollywood, CA
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Brandon Encinas

Brandon E.

North Hollywood, CA
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been teaching violin privately and in the classroom for several years now. I am finishing up my education in violin performance, and I will be continuing to a master's degree in violin performance within the next year.

I try my best to adapt to my students individual learning styles. Everybody is different, and it's my goal as a teacher to have my students reach an understanding for music and hopefully grow to have a love for it as well.

About Brandon E.

I currently hold both a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance, and a Master of Music in Viola Performance.

My passion is education. Helping each individual student find their own voice through the vehicle of music is my goal. My teaching priorities are centered around establishing solid technique, as well as expressing skill through artistry and musicality on the violin and viola.


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3 Reviews
Sydnie P.
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Brandon is a great teacher, I'm really enjoying our lessons, and it's at the point where I find practicing fun.

Posted Mar 17, 2016
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I didn't deal with so may Violin teachers to compare, but I can't imagine a better teacher than Brandon. Thank you Brandon!!!

Posted Jan 23, 2016
Jennifer K.
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Brandon is a wonderful violin teacher he takes time to teach you the music and learn to read the notes in a methodical way.

Posted Sep 22, 2015

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Violin Performance & Education
Jan 2008 - Present

Brandon E.

EDUCATION Master of Music, Viola Performance, California State University, Northridge class of 2017 Bachelors of Music, Violin Performance, California State University, Northridge class of 2015, graduated with Honors Cum Laude Studied Music Education at the University of Redlands 2010-2012 Suzuki Violin Training Units 1-3 Suzuki Violin Unit 1 – Edward Kreitman S uzuki Violin Unit 2 – Charles Krigbaum Suzuki Violin Unit 3 – Charles Krigbaum Suzuki Violin Unit 4 - Linda Fiore Dr. Robert W. Weinpahl Scholarship 2015 Samuel Goldberg Honors String Quartet Scholarship 2015 Manuel Compinsky Scholarship 2015 TELACU Education Foundation Scholar 2011-2015 Dr. Robert W. Wienpahl Scholarship 2014 Myron Sandler Violin Scholarship 2013 PRIVATE INSTRUCTION Lorenz Gamma, viola at California State University, Northridge 2015-2017 Robert Berg, viola , Los Angeles, CA Michael Ferril, violin at California State University, Northridge 2012-2017 Pavel Farkas, violin at University of Redlands 2010-2012 Kira Blumberg, viola at University of Redlands 2012 Lori Anderson 2007-2010, Visalia, CA MUSIC EXPERIENCE Átomos String Quartet – Present Cattus String Quartet - Present The Whyman Project 2012-2016 Winners of the Beverly Hills Music in the Mansion Auditions in 2014. CSUN Symphony and Serj Tankian Special Performance 2017 Telemundo St. Jude Fundraiser Broadcast 2016 Special Performances with Luis Fonsi and Laura Pausini. Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra (substitute musician) violin & viola 2013-2014 Special performances with composers: Inon Zur, Gary Schymann, Chris Lennertz, Austin Wintory, Bruce Broughton, Russell Brower, Jack Wall. DebutOrchestra,specialperformanceairedonKUSCLiveclassicalmusic station November 2013 Sequoia Symphony 2009-2014 Celebrant Singers "International Music & Missions Apostolate" 2010-Present Violinist and tour director. Toured throughout the U.S., Haiti, Colombia, Portugal & France. Fresno Grand Opera "Showboat Performance" May 2012 University of Redlands Symphony Orchestra violin 2010-2012 University of Redlands Chamber Ensemble violin & viola 2010-2012 Hanford Kings Symphony 2006-2012 College of Sequoia Youth Symphony viola 2007-2009 California Orchestra Directors Association, Strings violin 2007,2009 California Orchestra Directors Association, Symphony viola2008 Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia International Music Fraternity 2011-2014 EMPLOYMENT Private violin & viola teacher 2010-Present Pasadena Conservatory violin /viola Faculty – Present Education Through Music-Los Angeles 2018- Present Suzuki Music Program of Los Angeles 2018-Present Sequoia Symphony 2009-2014 Kids Must Have Music, Classroom Music Teacher 2013-2014 Valley Performing Arts Center Audience Services 2013-2015 University of Redlands Community School of Music & the Arts, Private violin instructor 2010-2012 University of Redlands "String Project" Classroom Music Instructor 2011-2012 VOLUNTEER Lawrence Middle School, Classroom Strings Teacher 2013-2016 Calahan Elementary School, Classroom Violin Teacher 2012-2013 Houston Elementary School, Classroom Music Assistant 2009--2010


Master of Music in Viola Performance
May 2015 - Present

California State University, Northridge

Bachelors of Music in Violin Performance
Aug 2012 - May 2015

California Sate University, Northridge


Suzuki Association of the Americas
Jun 2018
The Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) is a coalition of teachers, parents, educators, and others who are interested in making music education available to all children. The SAA provides programs and services to members throughout North and South America.

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