Jill Zor

Jill Z.

Huntington Beach, CA

About Jill Z.

Background check: Last verified 11/18/2016
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Jill teaches: Females 6 and up
Males 6 to 17
Teaching since: November 2002
Last sign in: 4 days ago


Jill's first violin student was in 1998-1999 and began teaching steadily ever since 2002 with annual recitals for students.

She can help you with your goals whether it be playing music for fun, joining a classical orchestra, college auditions, or learning music theory!

Jill is currently available to teach violin, viola, piano, or music theory lessons in her Huntington beach studio.

Students will learn using a combination of the Suzuki method, fun books with pop or movie music, and other method books.

Piano students study from the Faber & Faber books, Snell, Hanon exercises, and scale books.

Violin and viola students use Suzuki, Wolfahrt etudes, Bach Sonata & Paritat, Carl Flesch scales, other etude books and Sassmanshaus for young violin students. String students also learn how to shift out of 1st position and learn to tune.

Private violin students can participate in the Certificate of Merit program testing in Fountain Valley and Huntington Beach.

Students also learn to read music and learn rhythm.

Jill has 2 optional recitals per year for students.

Jill can help students with orchestra auditions.

She has helped students get into All State and All Southern Youth Orchestras, join an orchestra that toured Europe, helped students with Certificate of Merit, and auditions and acceptance into the Orange County High School of the Arts.

She has taught at various music studios and coached music at high schools and middle schools in orange county.

Jill graduated with her Bachelor's of Music Degree in Performance Violin and Viola from the Cole Conservatory of Music at the California State University, Long Beach where she also studied piano and also studied jazz improv and theory at Saddleback College.

She performs classical, pop music, and jazz and plays reggae music, top hits, movie music, and rock for professional violin events.

Jill also is classically trained and plays in professional orchestras like Dana Point Symphony and Symphony Irvine.

Jill is patient and has a variety of students and able to adjust to each student's personality and needs.

Jill has performed as a solo violinist at the Orange County Fair in 2007 and 2008 with a Bluegrass band and was a concerto competition winner in 2004 performing Haydn's Violin Concerto No. 2 with the South Orange County Chamber Orchestra as a soloist.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Large, open living room space with an 88 key weighted upright keyboard. Seating for parents in couches and chairs. Foot stool for shorter piano students. Music stand light. Music Stand for Violin & Viola Students.

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2014 Lessons


Violin and Viola Teacher
Jan 2013 - Present

I teach private music lessons in Irvine.

Section Violist
Jan 2011 - Present
Dana Point Symphony

Professional orchestral musician

Violin Teacher
Apr 2002 - Present
Self Employed

Solo Violinist and String Quartet
May 2001 - Present
Jill Z. Music

Musician for private events

Violin Instructor
Jun 2011 - Feb 2012
Everjoy Music

Private lessons

Private Violin and Viola Teacher
May 2006 - Jun 2007
Nadiri Music School

Violin Instructor
Apr 2005 - May 2007
New California Conservatory

Strings Coach
Sep 2005 - Jun 2006
Seranno Middle School


Bachelor's of Music in Violin Performance
Sep 2007 - May 2011
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Sep 2003 - May 2007
Saddleback College
Violin Performance
Sep 2000 - Jun 2001
Orange County High School of the Arts

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency


Concerto Winner 2004
Nov 2004
South Orange County Chamber Orchestra


Music Teachers' Association of California
Jul 2015

MTAC aspires to be the recognized leader in (1) Student Programs, which make a positive impact in the quality of music education and in the lives of music students; (2) Member Programs, which inspire quality teaching, the pursuit of ongoing teacher education and member involvement with community outreach; (3) a thriving Foundation, which funds Student Programs and member needs through its investments, donations, and grants.

6 Reviews on Jill Z.

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Billie C. Jan 27, 2017
Verified Student · Violin · In studio
Very knowledgeable and patience, we are lucky to have picked her.
Ana Mar 4, 2016
Verified Student · Violin · In studio
Very friendly and knowledgeable teacher!
Emily S. Feb 25, 2016
Verified Student · Violin · In studio
I had my first lesson with Jill. She is very friendly and encouraging. She has taught me so much in my first lesson. I look forward to learning much from her.
Annabel W. Feb 16, 2016
Verified Student · Violin · In studio
My daughter is very happy with lessons from Jill.
Nora R. Sep 28, 2015
Verified Student · Piano · In studio
She's very good. She's nice and caring. Recommend!
Youssef M. May 4, 2013
Verified Student · Violin ·
Thank you.

Jill is extremely knowledgeable with all kind of mistakes that students may have. I am always amazed by the interest she shows to give us more of her knowledge and motivation.

Also, Jill shows enormously great patience to make students comfortable and motivated playing music.

I strongly believe she is one of the best teachers in takelessons team..
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