- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
You will learn: proper technique, music theory, music history, to sight-read, tune your violin, solos, collaborate with other musicians, how to conduct, and how to prepare for an audition.
I take the lessons at the student's learning pace, and I challenge them to get past mental barriers.
Whether you are playing as a hobby, interested in preparing for an audition, or simply need extra help, this is the place for you. You must be able to purchase/rent a violin.
If you want lessons in your home, contact me and we will see if I can make the arrangements, otherwise, lessons are held in my home studio.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 4 to 65 and special needs
- Teaching since:
- November 2012
*Se habla Español! Mándeme un mensaje si tiene preguntas :) *
Hello there, curious musician to be!
Over the past few years I've developed the most beautiful relationships with my students, and their families. I've helped complete beginners gain enough skills, and confidence to perform in recitals in front of over 50 guests! If you're interested in performing, I host 2 recitals a year, and they're a huge hit!
Many of my students have auditioned, and been accepted into theater companies, and orchestras. Whether you are just starting out, or are looking to improve on your skills, this is the studio for you.
I started playing violin when I was 10 and have performed with several Honors Orchestras, mariachis, as well as professional groups. My Junior and Senior year of high school I was honored to be Concertmaster.
I began my classical vocal training at San Diego State University in Spring of 2012. I was trained as a Soprano and an Alto because of my coachability, and musicianship. Since then I have worked with several talented and dynamic directors throughout my training experience. I have attended the annual San Diego Summer Choral Festival, as well as the Conducting Workshop, which consisted of an intensive choral training weekend followed by performances. I am also part of a professional choir in San Diego called Pro Arte Voices; we recently recorded our second CD on Spring '17. Lastly, I am a strong advocate for the arts in our community and am very proud to be a teacher. Most recently, I have started developing a choir program for the youth at a local church. In the near future I have plans of developing a music program for underprivileged youth, which would incorporate choir, and orchestra. I continue to work on myself so that I can always give my best to my students, and teach them something new. I look forward to making music with you, or your little one soon :)
I fill in for other choir section leaders at various churches in the San Diego area, on an as needed basis.
I am a founding member of this professional chamber choir.
I lead the Alto section at this parish. We also have a concert series where the section leaders perform some lovely pieces once a month.
I sing and play traditional Mexican tunes with a mariachi group for events.
I lead the Alto section and helped them improve on Gregorian Chant as well as Polyphonic pieces.
I am learning so much from Souaad! From technical to rhythm to the background of a piece, the emotion of the music and how it should be played. I look forward to each lesson and all that I learn. I very much enjoy Souaad's direction and approach to teaching. Souaad is addressing all of my questions about playing, practice and the music itself.+ Read More
Only taken one lesson so far, but I absolutely love it! The instructor is amazing! Definitely recommend it
Souaad was wonderful! Upon entering her home she made my 3 year old and myself feel welcome. I have a very shy little girl, but Souaad was able to bring her out of her shell on her first lesson. We will definitely be coming back.
My son loved her 🤗
Our 7 year old student absolutely loved her lesson. She was nervous at the beginning but is now excited for the next!
First lesson was great! Souaad is very patient and friendly! We can't wait for more lessons!
Amazing instructor! My daughter absolutely loved her and really opened up to her. I'm excited to see how she blossoms as a singer under her instruction!
Souaad is very patient and dedicated to helping you reach the next level of understanding or technique, whatever your next step might be.
I am so pleased with Souaad!
I originally met with Souaad for audition preparation for my daughter for children's theater. Not only did she help my daughter prepare for the audition (she earned the part she wanted btw) but she was such a great teacher that we have opted to continue.
She has a great blend of classical theory with pop singing and is very adaptable to what my daughter is interested in. I also like that she is comfortable giving important feedback and constructive criticism to help her improve.
We recently attended our first recital and met a lot of other very happy students (both adult and child) who have been studying with Souaad. She is very professional, personable and talented. Highly recommended!
Souaad has been very helpful getting my daughter prepared for an audition. She's talented and high energy- a great coach.
A kind and attentive instructor.
Professional and personal.
My daughter signed up for a talent show at show at her school. I felt that she needed a extra help so I signed her up for 5 voice lessons with Souaad, and this is what she said, "Personally I like it. She helps and is great at teaching. She is also very nice, and can help you reach your goal. She is very patient, but at times she will ask you to do better. I met my goal, and feel like my singing has become better". She helped my daughter reached her goal and I can hear the improvement on my daughter's voice after the 2nd lessons. However, I do feel that it is a bit pricing. But with the limited time I have is okay.+ Read More
My son Alan started with Souaad as a violin student, thanks to her education and professional demeanor, Alan is now taking signing and piano lessons. Souaad has a lot of kindness in her in.
Her students are now in professional Disney musicals, also, they are now performing with her publicly. My favorite performance was two of her students and herself playing with their violins Cannon in D, I ended with tears, she's,,,,,,,,,, fantastic.
My daughter loves her teaching!!! Very kind and great instructor...
Souaad is an amazing teacher. Since I'm an adult (46 years old) student and not a quick learner, she is very patient in teaching me. She finds ways to make the lessons easier and more fun. I enjoy taking lessons from her.
She is very professional. She knows how to relate well with kids. She is very caring and considerate.
This was my 13-year-old niece's first singing lesson, but she responded very positively to her teacher and said she was "so nice!" My niece is a rather shy girl,and this was a very positive response from her.
So far so good. One lesson down and a lot more to go. You can always tell if you want to continue doing or learning something from someone after the first time. I felt very comfortable, engaged and I can say I am ready for this journey and hopefully be able to recreate something beautiful.+ Read More
Souaad is kind and patient. My 11-year-old niece has had only three sessions so far, but she is loving her lessons.
What a great teacher. I needed a vocal teacher for my daughter, so she could be prepared for auditions at the local youth theater company. Auditions were a success!! I also needed a patient teacher for my younger daughter who wanted to take violin. She always ask when Souaad is coming for her next lesson. I feel completely comfortable with her coming into my home and I'm so happy we found such a wonderful teacher.+ Read More
She's really patient, she take the time to explains you everything step by step
I'm so blessed to be her student !!!
Souaad is an amazing singing teacher. She listens to your goals and tailors the lesson plan to fit your expectations. I'm glad I chose her. She's great
SHE WAS VERY SPECIFIC AND VERY PATIENT AND I ENJOYED MY FIRST LESSON A LOT. I ASKED HER TO PLAY SOMETHING ON MY NEW VIOLIN AND
SHE PLAYED THE WARSAW CONCERTO BEAUTIFULLY. I THINK WE ARE GOING TO GET ALONG BEAUTIFULLY. I HAVE TO SQUEEZE IN MY PRACTICE TIME
AT HOME AND I ENJOY PRACTICING. THANK YOU SOUAAD FOR A VERY ENJOYABLE FIRST LESSON.
Souaad is a great teacher. My daughter really enjoys working with her, she is very patient and has a beautiful voice. In a short period of time my daughters singing has improved. I definitely recommend Souaad for any type of instruction.
Souadd was amazing! She explains Spanish grammar very well and was extremely patient each time I mispronounced a word. Her guidance and learning exercises will definitely help me learn Spanish.
Souaad is a a great teacher. I just recently became one of her students but after these few lessons I feel confident that she will help me reach my goals as a violinist. She is patient and and wants to get to know her students well. She is very considerate of what you want out her lessons and will get you to your goal. What I have learned so far from her has been really helpful and I hope to keep learning more.+ Read More
Souaad is an awesome teacher. I am a 51 year old and decided I finally wanted to try playing the violin. I never have had violin lessons, but love the way it sounds. Souaad is so patient and nice. I was playing songs by the third lesson! She makes learning fun. Thank you Souaad.+ Read More