Lara Heck

Lara H.

Oceanside, CA
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Lesson Details



Lara delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+

Teaching since:
July 2012

I began playing violin 20 years ago and love sharing musical education with others. I continue to study privately and currently perform with a college symphony orchestra. I am a registered Suzuki instructor through the Suzuki Association of the Americas and combine it with traditional methods to best accommodate every student. I am also happy to assist with school or orchestra music, as well as preparation for festivals and auditions. Lessons are available in 30, 45 and 60 minute increments, and can be held at my home studio.

My goal is to make learning to play violin a fun and fulfilling part of you or your child's life!


First Violin Section
Sep 2012 - Present
MiraCosta College Symphony Orchestra


Music Performance
Aug 2012 - Present
MiraCosta College
International Security and Conflict Resolution
Aug 2006 - Jun 2009
San Diego State University


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Suzuki Violin Book 2
Jun 2015
Suzuki Association of the Americas

Suzuki Violin Book 1
Jul 2014
Suzuki Association of the Americas

Every Child Can!
Jun 2013
Suzuki Association of the Americas


Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.
Jun 2014

The Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc. is the not-for-profit organization officially licensed to support, guide, and promote Suzuki education in North, Central, and South America. The SAA was founded in 1972 and currently has about 8,000 members.

Photos & Videos

Photo by Lara H.

Suzuki Unit 1 Class at the Northwest Suzuki Institute 2014

Photo by Lara H.
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10 Reviews

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Mike Sep 17, 2017
Violin · In studio

thought the lessons went really well. Lara has a nice manner and quickly established a nice rapport with Lina

Marisa F. Sep 14, 2017
Cello · In home

My daughter just finished her first 5 lessons with Lara and she couldn't be happier! Lara is very thorough, patient, kind, and really knows what she is doing! Highly recommend her!

Dan K. Aug 29, 2017
Cello · In home

Lara is phenomenal with our 12 year old son.

Jack K. Jul 5, 2017
Cello · In home

Great first lesson! Looking forward to many more :)

Hailey May 17, 2016
Violin · In studio

Lara is very easy going and friendly. She makes you feel comfortable right away so it doesn't feel awkward to ask lots of questions if you're a beginner. We've only attended the first lesson but I think it's safe to say we will be sticking with her and would recommend her as an instructor.

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Roya I. Apr 27, 2016
Violin · In studio

She was awesome!

Harrison S. Feb 9, 2016
Violin · In home

Lara is really nice. She made it easy to understand and fun. She taught me some new things in one lesson that I hadn't learned after 2yrs in classes before. I'm looking forward to more lessons!

Haissa M. Dec 30, 2015
Violin · In studio

Lara is wonderful, she is talent and has the ability to teach kids.

Michele E. May 7, 2015
Violin · In home

Lara is awesome she is very encouraging and patient with my 4 yr old grandson who has difficulty keeping focus as do most 4 yr olds. I would recommend her to anyone.

Melissa C. Jan 20, 2015
Violin · In home

Lara is so sweet, patient and encouraging. My daughter adores her and is excited to see her every week.

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