- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have 18 years of high quality viola performance training from Cleveland to California and hold a Masters in performance as well as founding 2 professional string quartets. I've recorded with most genres of music and have performed on classical stages as well as in rock venues. I've worked in the yoga industry alongside my studies.
I particularly enjoy teaching Viola, as well as audition prep to high school students, adults of all levels, and beginners ages 6 and up!
I currently teach grades 2, 3, & 4 beginner violin with Youth Orchestra Los Angeles.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 6+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
Violist Erica Zappia has premiered new music and performed classics around the globe. Originally a native of Cleveland, Erica currently calls Los Angeles, California home. She has earned an M.M. in viola performance at the San Francisco Conservatory and holds a B.M. from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Her teachers are Jodi Levitz, Alan de Veritch, and Jeffery Irvine.
Performance venues and festivals include The Kronos Festival, Aspen Music Festival, The Fillmore, Boulder Bach Festival, Adriatic Chamber Music Festival, Schlern International Chamber Music Festival, The Red Poppy Art House, Kinhaven Music School, Pressidio Sessions, and more. She has performed in places such as Australia, Boulder, Dallas, Italy, New York, San Francisco, Singapore, Vienna, and beyond.
Ms. Zappia regularly performs and most recently was the founding violist with Amaranth Quartet and Thalia Strings. She was a member of Odysseus Chamber Orchestra and One Found Sound.
Alongside performing, Erica has been an active teacher since 2005. She currently teaches with Youth Orchestra Los Angeles as well as with her private studio.
In the past she held a studio of 50 students in Dallas and, in the Bay Area, worked with the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra and the Young Musicians Choral Orchestra.
I teach beginner violin at the new Camino Nuevo campus!
Spent a semester subbing for a Violin and Viola teacher in Boulder, Co.
50 students that I miss dearly from one of the highest quality music programs in the country ( In my opinion ).