Selena Brown

Selena B.

Chantilly, VA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

My students build technical proficiency and musicianship through a variety of personalized exercises, etudes, and pieces that encourage their creativity and a love for all kinds of music. Most importantly, they have lots of fun!

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Selena teaches



Selena delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 70

Teaching since:

I offer beginner to advanced violin lessons for all ages. I have gotten to perform in many different ensembles and styles. This allows me to adapt to students' interests. Having taught privately for over a decade now (has it really been that long?), I have developed many ways of explaining specific concepts since one student may understand it perfectly if explained differently than how another student grasped it. Teaching violin is one of my greatest loves because I get to constantly see students fall in love with music and violin.


Private Violin Teacher
Jan 2006 - Present
Home Studio

Violin Faculty
May 2013 - Aug 2015
El Sistema Korea

I was the violin instructor for the youth orchestra program for El Sistema Korea. It was a lot of fun getting to teach so many talented players on an individual basis and as a section. Watching the development and joy of my students as they had their "light bulb" moments was definitely the highlight.

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Ensemble Coach
Aug 2010 - May 2012
Suzuki Piano School of Knoxville

I played violin for piano students and coached several of the chamber ensembles. This was a blast since it was some of the first exposure to chamber music for these kids and it's always a lot of fun figuring out how there is not a whole section around you (more accountability and more freedom).

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Violin Instructor
Aug 2008 - May 2010
String Project at the University of Kentucky

This is an outreach program through the University of Kentucky. I worked as the orchestra conductor, violin teacher, and piano accompanist for beginner, intermediate and advanced ensembles.


M.M. Violin Performance
Aug 2010 - May 2012
University of Tennessee
B.M. Violin Performance
Aug 2006 - May 2010
University of Kentucky


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Graduate Teaching Assistantship
Aug 2010
University of Tennessee
Manier-Peak Foundation Award
Apr 2010
The Rotary Club, University of Kentucky
Full Scholarship
Aug 2006
University of Kentucky


Music Teachers National Association
Mar 2016

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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3 Reviews

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Alexa P. Sep 29, 2017
Violin · In home

Great job, really worked well with my 9 year old

Prashanth S. Jan 23, 2017
Violin · In studio

Very comfortable to work with.. Considers the interests of the student..

John May 8, 2016
Violin · In home

Selena has been a wonderful instructor for our daughter. Her patience and ability to work with your children is admirable. Our daughter has really taken to her and the violin. We are looking forward to our future lessons, and plan to bring our younger daughter to her when she's a little older.

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