Erica Zappia

Erica Z.

Los Angeles, CA
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Viola

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Violin and Viola teacher with 15 years of experience, I believe being a musician is just like being an athlete. Health and wellness alongside your musical education provides you with exponential positive potential. I incorporate stretching, breathing, and planned practicing alongside top notch technical musical training

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.
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About

Erica delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2005

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.

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Experience

Youth Orchestra Los Angeles
Jan 2019 - Present
L.A. Philharmonic

I teach beginner violin at the new Camino Nuevo campus!

Violin and Viola Private Lessons
Jun 2018 - Dec 2018
Dana V. Music

Spent a semester subbing for a Violin and Viola teacher in Boulder, Co.

Violin and Viola Private Lessons
Aug 2017 - Jun 2018
Plano Independent School District

50 students that I miss dearly from one of the highest quality music programs in the country ( In my opinion ).

Education

Master of Music Viola Performance
Aug 2013 - Jun 2015
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Bachelors of Music Viola Performance
Aug 2007 - Jun 2011
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

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