Salwa Bachar

Salwa B.

Long Beach, CA

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

Teaching since:
April 2014

Born and raised in San Diego of Armenian-Assyrian-Mexican descent, Salwa is based in Long Beach and recently received her graduate performance certificate on viola at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, studying with Brian Chen. She received her BM and MM magna cum laude in viola performance at the University of North Texas College of Music, where she studied with Dr. Susan Dubois and Cynthia Roberts.

Salwa designs her lessons to fit each student's unique learning needs, and firmly believes in the words of Daniel Coyle, "Greatness isn't born, it's grown." She believes in every individual's unique human potential, and views each student as equally important and valuable. She is confident she can help you reach your goals and become the best musician you can be!

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Mar 2017 - Present
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Mar 2017 - Present
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Sep 2016 - Oct 2016
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Mar 2015 - May 2015
Pascale Institute

Camp Counselor, Viola Coach
Jun 2010 - Jun 2010
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Graduate Performance Certificate
Aug 2014 - Present
University of Southern California Thornton School of Music
BM, MM, Viola performance
Aug 2010 - May 2014
University of North Texas College of Music


Limited Proficiency
Levantine Arabic
Limited Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


May 2014
Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society

Selected to be a member by Dr. Susan Dubois, viola professor at the University of North Texas


GATS Award (Full scholarship and stipend award)
Aug 2013
University of North Texas College of Music


Pi Kappa Lambda
May 2014

An American honor society for undergraduate students, graduate students, and professors of music. There are currently 205 active chapters and approximately 64,500 individual members.

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3 Reviews

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Henry Apr 27, 2017
Violin · In studio

Salwa demonstrates patience and is very good with my son. She is very clear, and consistently works on making sure my son has a strong foundation on posture and good habits.
Thank u

Henry- Student M. Mar 23, 2017
Violin · In studio

She was very detail and demonstrated lots of patience.
Exactly what my son needed.

christian P. Jun 5, 2015
Viola · In studio

We love working with Salwa. Her attention to detail is amazing and she has been able to change habits in one session. She has a beautiful way of seeing the world and infuses that kindness in everything she does. She is an asset to our lives and we are grateful to have met her.

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