Lucy Lu

Lucy L.

El Monte, CA

Lesson Details



Lucy delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 30

Teaching since:
July 1992

Ms. Lucy began studying violin with her father at the age of three. She attended Kunming Art Institute in Yunnan, China for junior and senior high school and than studied with Professor WeiJian Zhao from Central Music Conservatory in Beijing. She holds both AA and AS degree from Pasadena City College. where she served as the assistant concert master for many semesters. She also studied violin with Prof. Jay Zhong, former violin Professor at California State University, Los Angeles. Ms. Lucy is was a scholarship student at Bob Cole Conservatory of California State University, Long Beach. She studied with renowned violin pedagogue Linda Rose and served as concertmaster of the Bob Cole Conservatory orchestra, chamber orchestra and opera. Currently she's a student of Katia Popov, concertmaster of Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. She received her violin performance BM degree in 2013.

Ms. Lucy has performed extensively throughout China, Hong Kong, and the United States and won many awards for her performances. At age six, she won 1st place at The Future Violinist Competition in Yunnan and continuously wining at different competitions around China. 1989 summer, Ms. Lucy held her solo recital at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and was a great success. Her most recent performances including: Solo violinist at 2005 New Universe Entertainment Academy; Performing with international tenor Oscar Zhang at UCI Barclay Theatre as guest solo violinist, with UCI symphony Orchestra, 2006. Guest Solo Violinist performing at Cerritos Performing Art Center in 2007. She also performed with different orchestras year round at different locations such as the Ford Amphitheatre and Orange county Performing Arts Center, she plays Jazz with Michael Mcdaniel Quartet.

Ms. Lucy began her teaching career at the age of 15 at her father’s violin school in Yunnan, China. The school currently has more than two hundred violin students and five violin teachers. Each year, Ms. Lucy travels back to China and give master classes and exchange valuable teaching experience with the students and teachers there. Summer 2006, Ms. Lucy and her students was invited by the International Youth and Children’s Art Festival, they stayed in China for ten days. Their performance got well accepted by the audience and was broadcasted on the local TV and newspapers. It was an unforgettable experience for all the students and their parents.

*** Lesson Details ***
Learning violin will be fun and rewarding for my students.

My teaching method is from The Juilliard School of Music, lessons are specifically designed to fit individual students age, background, strength and personality. In my classes, not only students are taught how to play the violin, they are also taught ear training, sight-reading, music theory, and performance skills; Most important, students are also taught self-confidence, discipline, appreciation of the arts, and the pride that comes from a job well done.

Every year, my students have the opportunity to perform in different concert settings, participate in our annual summer concerts, take national music exams, and audition with many orchestras and music schools.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The studio lessons are taught in a quiet and comfy home music studio. The room includes a piano, violins, music stands, flat screen TV. Seating for parent/family member is also available.

*** Specialties ***
My teaching method is mainly following The Juilliard School of Music, and I also combine it with the Suzuki method, especially for younger students.

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Jan 2016 - Present
Bellflower Symphony Orchestra

Violin Coach
Jul 2015 - Present
Wildwood Summer Music Festival

1st Violin Section Member
Sep 2014 - Present
La Mirada Symphony

Teaching Artist
Jan 2014 - Present
Crescendo Young Musician's Guild

1st Violin
Jan 2013 - Present
Plaża String Quartet

Jan 2012 - Present
Calure Piano Trio

Violin Teacher
Jan 2002 - Present
Violinbaby Music Studio

I have been teaching at Violinbaby Music Studio for over ten years. Have taught over hundreds of students age from 3 to adults


Masters of violin performance
Aug 2017 - Present
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, California State University, Long Beach
BM, violin performance major
Aug 2010 - Dec 2013
California State University, Long Beach


English, Chinese
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Aug 2014
Capo International Chamber Music Festival
Aug 2000

Photos & Videos

Lucy playing Bach Double Violin Concerto with friend Jay.
Lucy Playing Czardas with a friend pianist.
Lucy and student having fun at our annual student recital. The background music was composed and recorded by Lucy.
Lucy and friend playing a new guitar/violin version of Pipeline.
Students of Lucy playing  Rondo Alla Turca by Mozart at our annual summer concert.
Students of Lucy playing Vivaldi Double Violin Concerto in A Minor, 1st mov
Brothers having fun playing the violin.
My students won awards at music festival

Students Christmas Concert
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6 Reviews

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Charlotte P. Aug 18, 2017
Violin · In studio

My daughter feels very comfortable with Lucy and like her lessons.

Nalani G. May 6, 2017
Violin · In studio

She is very nice and patient and wonderful to my granddaughter.

Keith L. Dec 24, 2015
Violin · In studio

I improved my violin playing a lot since I took lessons with Lucy last month. I know learning to play violin is hard but with a good teacher you will improve a lot more faster than you expected.

Santana H. Dec 7, 2015
Violin · In studio

I think we found a really good violin teacher after all ^^ .

Romy D. Jul 23, 2015
Violin · In studio

I really appreciate Lucy Lu, my violin teacher. she is what one would expect for a violin teacher specially if you're like me 68 years and no experience whatsoever with the instrument. Had I stayed in Los Angeles, I see no problem in continuing taking lessons from her because I know that sooner or later, I would learn despite my busy schedule as a tax accountant. Thank you Lucy. I will miss you.

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Edwin S. Feb 13, 2014
Violin ·

Lucy is a great teacher

I have been taking lessons with Lucy for about 6 months now and she has been an amazing teacher. She is very patient and professional. She has taught me quite a bit in regards to playing the violin. If I hadn't moved I would still be taking lessons with Lucy.

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