Sara Jones

Sara J.

Los Angeles, CA

About Sara J.

Background check: Last verified 06/01/2016
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Sara teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: July 2011
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Sara J originated from Pasadena, CA where she began her musical studies at the age of 7. Not only was she involved with her school's music programs, she performed with groups such as the Crown City Symphony (formerly known as the Crown City Chamber Players) and the Pasadena Summer Youth Chamber Orchestra, and took violin lessons for five years with violin instructor Roberta Wilcox.

After transferring from Pasadena City College, (studying with, violinist and conductor, Andrei Ganea and, member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Paul Stein) she received her Bachelor's of Music degree in Performance from the University of Redlands under the instruction of Pavel Farkas. In April 2014, she graduated from the Master's of Music program at the University of Redlands earning a degree in Violin Performance under the instruction of Jeanne Skrocki.

She has performed with orchestras like the Coachella Valley Symphony, Redlands Symphony Orchestra, and Pasadena Summer Youth Chamber Orchestra. She is also involved in a Piano Trio and has performed as a Colonial Fiddle Musician on Riley’s Farm in Oak Glen at the Hawk’s Head Tavern. You may also find Sara playing many events as part of a string quartet throughout the Coachella Valley, Inland Empire, and Los Angeles county.

Ms. J is very passionate for music and tries to instill that same passion into her students by teaching them both the technicality and musicality of different pieces. She believes that when one learns how to play an instrument, one must also learn the principles of music in general. When a musician knows every facet of a piece they are playing, performing the music becomes a deeper experience for the performer and audience, whether that piece be a Beethoven Concerto or Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. She strives to help the students become very knowledgeable, not only in playing the violin itself, but also in music theory, history, ear training, wise practicing, and performance etiquette.

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Experience

Violin Instructor

Dec 2015 - Present
San Marino Music Center

Teach violin to the community.

Violin Instructor

Apr 2015 - Present
West Hollywood Academy of Music

Teach violin and beginning piano to students who sign up through the school.

Violin Instructor

Sep 2013 - Nov 2014
The Modern Music School

Teach Violin to the community

Violin Instructor

Feb 2013 - Nov 2014
Oak Valley Music Academy

Teach violin to the community

Violin Instructor

Jul 2011 - Nov 2014
University of Redlands- The Community School of Music and the Arts

Teach Violin to the community

Education

Master's of Music: Violin Performance

Sep 2011 - Apr 2014
University of Redlands

Bachelor's of Music: Music Performance

Aug 2008 - May 2011
University of Redlands

N/A

Aug 2006 - Jun 2008
Pasadena City College

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣΑΙ)

Mar 2009
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Sigma Alpha Iota is a professional International Music Fraternity for women. Formed to uphold the highest standards of music and to further the development of music in America and throughout the world, it continues to provide musical and educational resources to its members and the general public.Sigma Alpha Iota operates its own national philanthropy, Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc.

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10 Reviews on Sara J.

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Diane B. Nov 11, 2016
Violin · Online
Verified Student
I'm enthusiastic about upcoming lessons! She's a very positive, uplifting person!
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Sally V. Oct 23, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Sara is wonderful. She is nice, respectful and patient. We are very happy with her. She teaches my daughter new songs. My daughter (13) is also part of school orchestra. . Sara helps with any questions she has and provides her tips to do it better. highly recommend her.
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Grace R. Oct 8, 2016
Viola · In home
Verified Student
Sara is really nice and Grace had a great lesson today.
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Se Jun 23, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
She is friendly and explains well for how to do. I am satisfied with her till now.
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Se Jun 23, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
She is friendly and explain well for how to do. I am satisfied with her till now.
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Ruby D. Jun 15, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
My daughter said that Sara was nice. I like the fact that she left her "homework" to practice for the week.
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Virginia Jun 2, 2016
Violin · In home
Sara is very positive and cares about the learning of my child. Where he makes mistakes, she directs him and shows him the correct way on her violin. She is responsible and respectful. I definitely recommend her for anyone wanting to learn violin.
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Jordan Jun 1, 2016
Violin · In studio
It was fun and enjoyable everytime I went to a lesson. Also liked the fact that I was able to play what I wanted in the lesson 😏😆
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Jordan Jun 1, 2016
Violin · In studio
It was fun and enjoyable everytime I went to a lesson. Also liked the fact that I was able to play what I wanted in the lesson 😏😆
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Vani S. Jun 1, 2016
Violin · In home
Sara is a great instructor. She has a lot of patience while teaching and she is accommodating. My daughter loves Sara's class.
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