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Heaven S.
Glendale, California
Learn Violin or Viola with a highly sensitive teacher who will help you tap into your love of music
I believe that there is so much more than just technique, to learning to play an instrument and create music. Growing up, I was fortunate enough to receive a rigorous classical string training from some of the most talented teachers in LA. And something I've learned is that in order to learn holistically and sustainably, we need to learn to love and honor our process of learning and to find out what works for us and what we need at any given moment or stage in our growth and development. When I teach I try to remember that during each lesson or practice session, we may need different things at each moment. I hope to use my sensitivity and empathy to stay attuned to all of my students and to foster an environment where we feel confident to listen to and speak up for our needs - emotionally, physically, and energetically. For instance, if we need to rest, let’s rest! If we feel tense or nervous, let’s take a minute to shake it out, stretch, breathe, dance or run around the room. If we feel discouraged, let’s take some time to focus on what we know we are great at and reflect on all that we’ve learned so far. If we feel stagnant or restless, let’s try something new. Whatever you need, I want you to feel safe to know that you matter and I honor you showing up as you are. Whoever you are, wherever you are, know that I care and that I am here to work with you to help you grow and learn in all the ways that you can and need. I look forward to meeting you soon!
About Heaven S.

Hi, I’m Heaven! Music has always touched a deep place in my heart and I feel that it has the power to be such a cathartic and healing mode of self expression and connecting to our hearts. I’ve always felt that teaching was part of my calling in life. Ever since I was a little kid I loved sharing skills and helping people learn. As I got older, I realized that what I love even more, is to emotionally support and inspire myself and others to grow towards embodying our most authentic, aligned and flourishing versions of ourselves and to follow our passions and dreams. One of my goals in teaching is to create an inclusive environment where students of all ages, identities and experiences can feel accepted, seen and welcome. As a highly sensitive person and empath, and as a non binary person of color living with disabilities, I wish to help create spaces where we can all thrive, feel safe and be celebrated exactly as we are. I believe that by holding ourselves and being held in love and community and learning to listen to and honor our needs and capacity, we can tap into our innate gifts and passion. I hope that the presence, experience and knowledge that I have to share, can inspire you. To feel empowered to both discover and deepen your love of learning to play an instrument, sing, or write songs. And to have fun and tap into your creative potential along the way, as we journey together towards learning, growth, and embodying our highest selves!

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Violin
Teaches 4 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
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My first lesson with Heaven was great! I came in knowing nothing about the violin, but Heaven started with the basics like how to hold the violin and the bow. We started with small steps and gradually built on them as I got the hang of it. Heaven was very patient, explained things clearly, and offered good tips on how to improve. It was a great introduction to the violin and I even got to play a little song at the end, which really boosted my confidence!

Posted Feb 4, 2023
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I have learned a great deal and throughly have enjoyed my violin lessons from Heaven. Heaven is a fantastic person to be around and has a real talent for sharing and teaching her vast musical knowledge.

Posted Apr 4, 2022
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Heaven created a safe learning environment in which my shy daughter Ruby opened up, truly connected with Heaven and significantly improved her music reading and violin skills. Heaven has a firm but encouraging and gentle style; their patience is incredible. They also make their classes fun by integrating games, drawing and rewards. We consider ourselves lucky to have worked with them.

Posted Mar 29, 2022
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Music Teacher
Nov 2013 - Present
Sensitive Strings
Heaven is a music educator who teaches private lessons and small group lessons to students of all ages
Songwriting
Aug 2018
Herb Alpert Music Center - Los Angeles City College
Viola Performance
Aug 2018
Herb Alpert Music Center - Los Angeles City College
Classical Viola
Aug 2010 - Jan 2012
College of Wooster
Classical Instrumental Department
Aug 2006 - Dec 2010
LACHSA
Classical Violin and Viola
Aug 1999 - Jun 2009
Colburn School
English
Native Proficiency
Herb Alpert Music Academy Applied Completion
Jun 2021
Los Angeles City College
Heaven completed a rigorous two year applied music program at Los Angeles City College, as the school's first ever double major in Viola Performance and Songwriting. Due to their passion and talent in both string playing and singing and songwriting, the department granted them the honor of majoring in both areas of study. They attended master classes, received private lessons in Viola and songwriting and four semesters of classical vocal training. They performed in countless recitals, concerts, and showcases. They also studied harmony, musicianship, piano, and guitar.
Music Scholarship
Aug 2019
Herb Alpert Music Center - Los Angeles City College
Music Scholarship
Aug 2010
The College of Wooster

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Instructor details
Violin
Teaches 4 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Sheridan Rd.
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$40
45 minutes
$50
60 minutes
$60
90 minutes
$80
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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