Salwa Bachar

Salwa B.

Los Angeles, CA

About Salwa B.

Background check: Last verified 11/11/2016
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Salwa teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: April 2014
Last sign in: Last week


Born and raised in San Diego of Armenian-Assyrian-Mexican descent, Salwa Bachar is based in Los Angeles and is currently on scholarship pursuing her graduate performance certificate on viola at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, studying with Brian Chen. She receieved 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 violist you can be!

Photos and Videos


Orchestra Coach

Mar 2015 - Present
Burbank High School

Section Viola and Artist Teacher

Sep 2016 - Oct 2016
Sphinx Virtuosi

Was selected to perform and give outreach presentations to schools and concert halls across the country, as part of Sphinx Virtuosi (conductorless chamber orchestra) during their 2016 National Tour.

Violin and Viola Teacher

Mar 2015 - May 2015
Pascale Institute

Camp Counselor, Viola Coach

Jun 2010 - Jun 2010
Sweetwater Union High School District Summer Arts Academy


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

Languages Spoken


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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1 Review on Salwa B.

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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