Sang Shen

Sang S.

San Diego, CA

About Sang S.

Sang teaches: Ages 6 to 80
Teaching since: August 1990
Last sign in: 3 days ago


My name is Sang, I am a professional violinist for over 20 years. I have been playing with the San Diego Symphony, the Classics 4 kids concert series, the California Chamber Orchestra. My private music studio is in UTC area. And I also teach for California Music Studio. I have given numerous recitals and philanthropic performances all over the San Diego areas. Please allow me to tell you a bit of my musical Career.

In 1988 I received a full scholarship from Roosevelt University in Chicago to study music and violin. I currently hold a first violin position with the Chicago Grant Park Symphony in the summer season. I have been playing the violin since the age of 4. At the age of nine, I was accepted to the prestigious Shanghai Conservatory of Music. I performed as soloist with numerous orchestras in China and won most of the major national competitions.

I was a full time member of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra between 1993-2010. I have performed in Germany, Austria and Cuba. Being an accomplished violinist has given me the opportunity to work with famous people such as Yoyo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, Frank Sinatra Jr, Doc Severinsen and Marvin Hamlisch to name a few.

*** Specialties ***
I work with my students by using Suzuki method, along with traditional fundamental methods. I will help them to develop music reading skills. Also I believe using scale books , etudes books to build solid techniques. In addition, I use wide selections of solo music ( from classical selections to popular music) to work on musicality. I encourage my student to communicate with me, all questions will be answered in detail. My goal is to train my students to perform with confidence!

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First Violinist
Oct 1995 - Present
Milwaukee Symphony, Chicago Grant Park Symphony , California Chamber Orchestra

Languages Spoken

English and Chinese
Professional Proficiency
English and Chinese
Fluent / Native Proficiency

6 Reviews on Sang S.

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Milana H. Jan 12, 2017
Verified Student · Violin · In studio
Excellent teacher, very patient yet instructive, our 6-year old daughter is developing a love for the violin and Sang brings a very kind and professional approach, we highly recommend her!
Anna W. Sep 19, 2016
Verified Student · Violin · In home
As an adult beginner, I never thought I was able to play violin. I went to Sang just giving a try. After a few lessons, it is amazing that I can, not only hold my violin nicely but also move the bow to play music! Not to say Sang is such a patient and encouraging teacher, her excellent music technique and experience enable her taking you to the right way to learn. she knows exactly how to help me overcome the difficulties and build a solid foundation which may benefit the long term learning. I am very glad to find Sang and highly recommend her as a violin teacher!
Coleen W. Sep 29, 2013
Verified Student · Violin ·
wonderful teacher

As an adult beginner, I was very nervous about beginning violin lessons. I've been taking lessons with Sang for about 15 months now and have loved every lesson. She is patient and has helped me progress farther than I thought I possible for me. Along with technique, she encourages me to learn and explore music beyond the etude books.
MannyM Jul 17, 2012
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Great violin teacher!!

Sang is very patient and encouraging. She's really good at explaining things and can see immediately where I need to improve (so I don't develop incorrect habits). I've learned so much in a relatively short amount of time. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a violin instructor!
GarrettS Nov 11, 2011
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Excellent Instructor

Sang is very patient and encouraging, and very understanding for those who are just beginning like myself. I would highly recommend her to others.
MatthewM May 15, 2011
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Dad, Web Developer

Sang has been teaching my 10-yr-old daughter for over two months, and we are very pleased with the experience. Sang has an incredible amount of experience as a career violinist and she knows how to translate her knowledge into accessible lessons for young and inexperienced students like my daughter. She is patient and organized and very good about communication. I highly recommend her.
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