Elicia Reynolds

Elicia R.

Garnet Valley, PA

About Elicia R.

Elicia teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: November 2010
Last sign in: More than two months


I began violin lessons at age five, and was requested by the youth conductor to join the Palm Beach Youth Symphony a year later. For eight consecutive years, I performed with many other youth orchestras and served as concert mistress several times. At the age of thirteen, I auditioned for and joined The Venice Symphony during the 2004-2005 season and was a part of their ensemble for seven consecutive seasons, including the position as assistant principal. In addition to the Venice Symphony, I have also performed with the Sarasota Pops for two seasons, The South Shore Symphony Orchestra as assistant concert mistress and as concert mistress, and Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra. Recently, I relocated to the South Philly and performed with the Delaware County Symphony in Aston, PA, and the Rose Tree Pops located in Media, PA for a ouple of years. Over the years I have had performing experience with violin duets and trios with a classical guitarist on a number of occasions for weddings, Christmas shows, and restaurant events. Some of my performance venues include the 800 Bay Restaurant and Club, the Four Seasons, the Sugarhouse Casino, and the Pyramid Club.

In addition to my musical career, I am also heavily training in the sport of ice dancing. Currently, my brother and ice dance partner, Stephen, and I are 3 time national competitors at the championship level with plans to compete internationally. Through my experience as a performer both in music and on the ice, I can give to each student not only the ability to create music through the violin, but also the mental ability to handle performing and competitive atmospheres.

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons offer an extensive education in technique, musicality, music theory, and most importantly, effective practice methods that increase capability and skill rapidly. I tailor my lessons specifically according to the student's abilities and strengths, while incorporating a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Typically, I use the Suzuki and Strictly Strings books for beginner students, and I will then advance to etude studies such as Wolfarht and Sevick in addition to the Suzuki sequels for my intermediate students. Lastly, I will add Introducing the Positions, Mazas, Josephine Trott Double Stops, and solo concertos to my advanced students.

After a few months, my students acquire a well rounded knowledge and feel for the violin and classical music and appreciate the art and beauty music brings to life. They are always strongly impacted and inspired to pursue and achieve higher goals and activities.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a living room with a grand piano, two music stands, and seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
My violin, a music stand, extra music, fingerboard tape, a metronome, stickers, and a tuner. I will expect my student to have his own violin and bow, a case, a shoulder rest, and music, music stand (can be portable), and a notebook for recording lesson assignments and corrections.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical violin, and I have worked with the Suzuki Method, but I am also very open to other methods and schools.

Photos and Videos


Dec 2010 - Present
The Duo

My brother, Stephen, and I formed The R. Duo at the end of 2010, and we thoroughly enjoy adding a classical flare to weddings, private and corporate events, and restaurant ambiance through violin duets.

Sep 2010 - Feb 2011
Anna Maria Island Orchestra

I performed with them for a brief period of time before I relocated

Jan 2005 - Feb 2011
The Venice Symphony

I performed with The Venice Symphony as a second violinist for seven consecutive seasons. The last couple of seasons, I served as Assistant Principal Second Violin.

Languages Spoken

Professional Proficiency
Limited Proficiency

35 Reviews on Elicia R.

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Michelle E. Jan 27, 2016
Verified Student · Violin · In home
First lesson was great. Thank you!
Jagan D. Nov 25, 2015
Verified Student · Violin · In studio
My child liked the class
Yuqi Z. Oct 16, 2015
Verified Student · Violin · Online
I have been taking online violin lessons with Elicia for two years. I am a full-time phd student, hoping to learn violin in the very limited time I have. I started with almost no background in music and after 40 lessons or so, we managed to get through Sukuzi book 1, the first half of book 2 and a few pieces from Wolfhart. I am grateful for her help in making progress, not only in the sense of being able to play more pieces, but also of cultivating good habits.
I enjoy learning violin with Elicia and highly recommend her as a violin teacher. She is very good at communicating ideas, and I’ve always found her instructions very descriptive and helpful. I would also attribute it to a good understanding of the learning process, since she is often able to anticipate the issues I might have and to make suggestions accordingly.
Aretha F. Oct 11, 2015
Verified Student · Violin · Online
I truly enjoy my lessons with Elicia. She is very detailed in explaining what she is teaching, and she pays close attention to you when you are playing. She noticed if your hand and posture is in the correct position and if you are playing the right or wrong note. She goes over each piece you are playing bar by bar and she also plays it before she ask you to play. I am more impressed with her than when I went to a school to take lessons.
J Aislynn D. Oct 7, 2015
Verified Student · Violin · Online
Elicia is a very patient instructor, able to work with the shyest of people. I began taking lessons once a week, as able thanks to work and health. I wanted to learn violin to help my brain think different. Any instrument is good for enhancing creativity.

I ended up learning other things about myself. I'm still shy in front of teachers, even after spending time as a teacher myself (of mythology). After the first lesoon to two, I learned how to relax the tension in my wrists, a place I carry it often. Learning to work with the bow taught me skills to release that tension any time. I was quite amazed.

Elicia is good at providing what is needed, whether skills, adaptations , or simply a listening ear. She has helped me slowly increase my sense if self-worth, and for that I am very thankful. She recently helped me find ways to work with worsening carpal tunnel, to hopefully keep me learning and practising until such a time as I can have surgery.

I would highly recommend Elicia to anyone looking to learn the violin!
Vincent C. Sep 22, 2015
Verified Student · Violin · In studio
Elicia is really nice. It was my son's first lesson with her. She has a lot of patience and explains everything clearly for my child's age.
Anthony H. Sep 20, 2015
Verified Student · Violin · In home
Had a great time learning from Elicia, I wish I chose a longer lesson the half hour goes by fast. I've already learned more in our first lesson than I have my entire time trying on my own. Can't wait to get to the next one.
Paulina S. Sep 20, 2015
Verified Student · Violin · Online
Elicia was excellent! She was patient, kind, helpful, informative, and supportive. Most importantly, she engaged well with my daughter and explained things in terms that my daughter could easily understand. She's everything I wanted for my 6 year old to learn the violin! :-)
Matt Sep 8, 2015
· Violin · Online
Elicia is an exceptional teacher and is incredible with my beginning 7-year old son. She is very patient and proficient at giving great instruction. I highly recommend her for you or your child!
Kate I. Sep 6, 2015
Verified Student · Violin · Online
Elicia was terrific.
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