Regina Tolley

Regina T.

El Cajon, CA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am an outgoing, positive teacher who has a passion for music and for sharing this passion with students in a fun and relatable way. I don't approach every student the same way - as unique individuals, I learn about the student's goals and personality, and will create customized lessons based on the information and relationship we form. Knowledge of the instrument, music theory, and basic fundamentals are building blocks of any lesson, but the sky is the limit!!
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Regina teaches



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

Teaching since:
June 2006

I was inspired to play the violin after seeing the local middle school orchestra perform when I was 8 years old. Since beginning group violin lessons the following school year, I have been consistently involved in developing my passion for and involvement in music in versatile ways -participating in many classical orchestras and ensembles, interning at 91X radio station during college,
and performing as a session musician and live string performer in the San Diego music scene.

In 2010, I graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in Music and a minor in Pre-Therapeutic Psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University. In addition to teaching lessons, I play for weddings, parties, and other events, and can be found rocking out on stage in acoustic world punk band QUEL BORDEL!

I teach from more traditional methods and use my personal history to provide a well-rounded learning experience. I enjoy sharing the beauty and creativity of classical music, Irish/world music, hymns/religious pieces, as well as contemporary songs.

My approach to teaching is very holistic, helping to create for each of student a solid foundation of music theory, history, note-reading, and technique while also exposing them to a variety of pieces and genres so they can be better prepared to explore what most interests them.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Keyboard, music stand, tuner, metronome, flashcards, etudes and exercises, various sheet music, etc.

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Private/Group Instructor
Jun 2012 - Present
Villa Musica

I teach beginner and intermediate violinists in individual and group settings.

Music Instructor
Sep 2006 - Present

I have been teaching private violin, viola, piano, and music theory for ten years, in both individual and group settings.


Bachelor of Arts in Music, concentration in Violin; minor in Pre-Therapeutic Psychology
Aug 2006 - May 2010
Point Loma Nazarene University


Fluent / Native Proficiency

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10 Reviews

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Paula Jul 26, 2018
Viola · In home

She is experienced and very knowledgeable. She is going to help me improve my viola playing! I would recommend!

Audrey R. Dec 19, 2017
Violin · In studio

I am 65 years old and had not taken violin lessons since I was in the 6th Grade.
I inherited my dad's violin and had a new desire to take lessons. Regina made
me feel comfortable and assured me that I can make progress with practice.
She is professional and friendly.

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Hamza Sep 13, 2017
Violin · In studio

Regina is one of the nicest teachers I've dealt with. She's very patient and really knows what she's doing.

Sara B. May 3, 2017
Piano · In studio

Ms Regina encourages my son to reach new goals, and has really helped him stay focused on and refine his basic skills. I've seen a lot of improvement with her direction.

Deborah Mar 24, 2017
Piano · In home

I had so much fun at my first lesson! Can't wait for the next one. Thanks Regina!

Madison P. Mar 11, 2016
Violin · In studio

Regina is AMAZING!!! My daughter is 15 and just loves her, and her teaching style! Can't wait for more lessons!! :)

Savvy N. Dec 11, 2015
Piano · In studio

My 8 year old daughter is loving music, and music lessons with Regina.

Troy Dec 7, 2015
Piano · In studio

Regina teaches wonderfully. My eight year old new to music daughter loves her lessons with Regina. And, is eager to practice the lessons assigned each week. Regina is a positive influence in my daughter's life. And, that is what this father is always striving to provide her. Thank you, Regina

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Sharon R. Aug 19, 2015
Violin · In studio

Regina is a great teacher. Zoe loved everything about Regina and everything about the lessons. 5 stars all the way around!

Fernanda L. Nov 27, 2013
Viola ·

Charismatic teacher

My daughter is 6-years old and is taking viola lessons with Regina for some weeks now. My daughter finds the class interesting and she is enthusiastic with her progress. The instructor is charismatic, dynamic and didactic.

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