Chen Chu

Chen C.

Pasadena, CA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Viola is the glue that bind the violin and cello in any strings ensemble. Whether you are a beginner, violin transplant, or switch hitter. I will work with you to become a proud member of this close-knit group. An excellent choice of instrument for someone arriving late to the music game, or someone who wants to become a more versatile violinist.
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Chen delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:

Chen went to New York University (NYU) for music education with a concentration on violin as his primary instrument. There, he studied with Mark Steinberg of the Brentano String Quartet. Chen has performed with world renowned artists including Lukas Foss, Leon Botstein, Quincy Jones, Michael Kamen, Clark Terry, David Sanborn, Shawn Stockman, and Richard Drefuss. He has performed at major venues such as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and Alice Tully Hall. In addition, Chen has been teaching violin, conducting youth orchestras, and coaching chamber music for over 15 years for a number of organizations such as Bloomingdale School of Music, InterSchool Orchestras of New York, Bergen Youth Orchestra amongst others. In addition to teaching, Further more, Chen worked at Bloomingdale School of Music as an systems, media, and website administrator, as well as business and concert manager. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and traveling with his wife.

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Faculty, Chamber Music Instructor, Orchestra Conductor
Sep 2002 - Jun 2017
Bloomingdale School of Music

Violin Instructor, Chamber Music Instructor, Orchestra Strings Coach
Sep 2000 - Jun 2008
InterSchool Orchestras of New York


Bachelor of Science in Music Education
Sep 1996 - May 2001
New York University


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Mandarin Chinese
Professional Proficiency

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