Chen Chu

Chen C.

Chino Hills, 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.

For beginners, I prefer using the "Essential Elements for Strings" book, which offers students a head start to what many school will use in their classrooms. For intermediate students, the "Suzuki" books offers repertoire that has become a rite of passage for any string player. Advanced students can expect pieces that are tailor selected for them to show off their unique strengths and address their weakness.

About Chen C.

Chen is a music teacher, violinist/violist, and conductor with over 15 years of experience. While attending New York University (NYU), he majored in music education and studied with Mark Steinberg of the Brentano String Quartet. As a firm believer that music changes lives, Chen thinks private lessons is the best way to establishing a solid foundation on which one can further pursue great music making, be it in a solo or group setting. Learning a musical instrument can definitely be a challenge, however, Chen has developed a knack for turns it into a fun experience that is rewarding for both teacher and student. As a teacher, he has conducted several youth orchestras in NYC and LA. A sought after chamber music coach, he also maintains a private studio of violin and viola students. As a performer, he has played at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and Alice Tully Hall on many occasions with world renowned artists including Lukas Foss, Leon Botstein, Quincy Jones, Michael Kamen, Clark Terry, David Sanborn, Shawn Stockman, and Richard Drefuss. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and traveling with his wife.

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William
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Great teacher! Very patient and has great knowledge of music.

Posted Feb 23, 2019
YANNIE
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Mr. Chen is very patient and professional.

Posted Jul 11, 2018

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Experience

Conductor
Jan 2018 - Present

Saturday Conservatory of Music

Violin/Viola Instructor
Jan 2018 - Present

Top Billing Entertainment

Conductor, Violin/Viola Instructor
Sep 2017 - Present

Arcadia Music

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

Education

Bachelor of Science in Music Education
Sep 1996 - May 2001

New York University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Mandarin Chinese

Professional Proficiency

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