Connie Eilers
Lakewood, CA
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Connie Eilers

Connie E.

Lakewood, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I tutor beginner and intermediate music theory for students of all ages.

About Connie E.

I love teaching, and enjoy passing on that joy, knowledge, and experience to my students! I have a Masters Degree in Violin Performance and 22 years teaching experience. Lessons are tailored according to the student's goals, abilities, and preference in musical styles. Whether you're wanting to learn the violin to be a virtuoso or just as a personal hobby, I believe you should enjoy the learning process!

I am passionate about music and enjoy teaching aspiring students! I am active as a violin teacher, performer, chamber and studio recording musician in the greater Los Angeles area. I hold a Masters of Music Degree in Violin Performance from California State University, Long Beach and have been playing the violin since the age of four. I've enjoyed teaching private lessons for over 20 years and have experience in teaching group and private lessons to students of all ages, coaching string orchestras and string ensembles. Some of my students have won competitions and concertmaster in their orchestras, and many have been accepted into University Violin Performance programs around the country. I incorporate music theory, ear training and general music history as part of the lesson. University level conducting, music analysis, music history, voice, and advanced piano are also part of my training.

While I specialize in classical music, I help my students discover what genre of music they're passionate about learning, including classical, jazz, pop, and fiddle. Lessons include scales, technique, ear training, sight reading, music theory, solos, duets, music performance and the option to prepare for auditions and orchestras. I'm also experienced with Royal Conservatory and Suzuki methods, and tailor the curriculum I use depending on the need of each individual student. Please contact me for up to date lesson availabilities!

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Hoshin L.
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She is patient, very organized and clear. My child really enjoy the lessons with Connie.

Posted Jul 27, 2020
Kelsey
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I’ve been taking online lessons from Connie for 6 months now and couldn’t be happier. She helped me develop a good foundation and has been so encouraging along the way! I love that she pays attention to detail and goes out of her way to write weekly lesson notes, make recordings for me, adds in music theory and is helping me towards my first exam. Connie’s passion for music and teaching is evident and I’m thankful I found her online!

Posted Apr 27, 2020
Mona
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My son has been taking lessons from Connie and we love having her as his teacher! She helps him with his confidence playing solo and also working through school orchestra music... he’s now one of the more advanced in his group! Connie focuses on the details to set up a good foundation and has been great helping him with some bad habits he devolved years ago. She has lots of experience with every age group and teaches all the way through very advanced level. Thankful she came recommended to us!

Posted Dec 11, 2019
Jeanne
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She's very good. Very patient and clear. She'll tailor the lessons to your level of understanding. I'm an older adult learner with no musical knowledge at all and am learning fast thanks to her. I look forward to continuing my lessons.

Posted Feb 8, 2018
Cecy
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I’m not a young student, therefore It takes me longer to learn, Connie is a true professional. She uses methods that work for me and so far I’m enjoying it very much. I highly recommend her. Thanks Connie!

Posted Jan 7, 2018
Patricia
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Connie was great! Looking forward to continuing lessons.

Posted Sep 29, 2016
Thomas Attaway
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Wonderful violin teacher, the best I have ever had. Very patient, although I am an adult student, re-beginning to play. Showed me things that I have done wrong for years in one session.

Posted Mar 2, 2016
Patricia H.
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Connie is a teacher who really concentrates on the positive. She is a teacher who gives positive feedback in every lesson. She knows the material inside and out. Connie has a lot of joy in her teaching. She is a joyful and lovely person. I find her an amazing teacher!

Posted Sep 28, 2015
Melisa
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I would highly recommend her for violin classes! My son Gavin ( 6 years old) has been taking classes with Connie and he has learned a lot. He is very happy with her and looks forward to each class. She is very patient with him, definitely a great teacher.

Posted Jul 27, 2015
Sylvia R.
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I have been taking violin lessons with Connie for almost 2 years now and i would highly recommend her! She has really helped me correct a lot of my bad habits from years of just playing on my own. Connie is professional, very patient and passionate about music and teaching. I take lessons with her privately (not with Take Lessons) and am thankful to have her as my teacher!

Posted Feb 19, 2015
Shelby H.
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My daughter Lauren has been taking violin lessons with Connie for the past 3 years. We are so impressed how Connie has helped Lauren develop such a love for the violin! Connie is very knowledgeable, encouraging and also pays attention to detail. We love having her as our violin teacher and so glad we found her on TakeLessons!

Posted Sep 23, 2014
Rachel W.
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I'm so thankful we found Connie as our violin teacher! We love her style of teaching and my son really looks forward to his weekly lessons with her. Connie is very encouraging, patient, and her passion for music and teaching really shines through. We would highly recommend her for anyone wanting violin lessons at any age or playing level!

Posted Sep 22, 2014
Patricia H.
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My fifteen year-old grandson decided to take up violin this summer. He has made such progress, and it is due in large part to Connie's positive methods of teaching--noticing what is right, and gently correcting what needs improvement. She is expert, analytical, kind and calm--what a combo!

Posted Aug 23, 2014
Liz W.

Very positive instructor!

Connie has been teaching my 12 year old daughter violin for a few months now, and I am so impressed by how quickly she has learned to play! We love Connie's positive feedback and professionalism. My daughter feels comfortable asking Connie questions and I am so glad we found her!

Posted Apr 7, 2014

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Experience

1st Violinist
Sep 2013 - Present

Pacific Coast Quartet

Violin Instructor
Aug 1998 - Present

Private Violin Studio

1st Violinist
Aug 2009 - May 2011

Cole Conservatory of Music University Quartet

Violin Instructor
Jun 2008 - Jul 2009

Long Beach School of Music

1st Violinist
Aug 2004 - May 2008

Biola University Honors Quartet

Education

Master of Music Degree in Violin Performance
Aug 2009 - May 2011

CSULB Long Beach

Bachelor of Music Degree in Violin Performance
Aug 2004 - May 2008

Cole Conservatory of Music / Biola University

ARCT Violin Performance Diploma
Aug 2000 - May 2002

The Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Masters Degree in Violin Performance
May 2011

Cole Conservatory of Music - CSULB Long Beach

Bachelors Degree in Violin Performance
May 2008

Biola Conservatory of Music

Awards

University Honors String Quartet
Aug 2009

CSULB

Outstanding Musician of the Year Award
May 2008

Biola Conservatory of Music

Affiliations

Royal Conservatory of Music of Canada Music Development Program
Jun 2002
The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program (Music Development Program) provides a recognized national standard of musical success through an effectively sequenced course of study from beginner to advanced levels.

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