Tasha Miner

Tasha M.

Irvine, CA

About Tasha M.

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Tasha teaches: Ages 3 to 70
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Teaching since: November 2002
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Brief Resume

-Multiple Division 1 ratings at Solo & Ensemble Festivals throughout grade school.

-Featured soloist with the Waterford Kettering High School Symphony and Chamber Orchestras.

-Attended Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in middle school.

-Concertmaster at Interlochen Music Camp (2004).

-Concertmaster of the Eastern Michigan University Symphony Orchestra.

-Have studied Violin with Myra Drean, Martha Windscheif, Prof. Daniel Foster, and Gabriel Bolkosky; Viola with Prof. Eva Stern; and Music Theory with Dr. Marilyn Saker and Dr. Anthony Iannaccone.

-Group and private teaching experience in K-12 and at the collegiate level.

-Regular performances for weddings, events, and local symphonies, especially the Orchestra of St. Margaret's.

Lessons with me...

I'm passionate about music and its many benefits, both academically, emotionally, and physically. I love to share my joy with my students in a fun, collaborative way that is professional and enjoyable. The pace is determined by the goals of the student, and materials are tailor-made to suit your preferences. Classical instruction is essential for proper technique, but branching out to Celtic fiddle or movie soundtracks is a definite option!

I recommend weekly lessons, and daily practice should be equivalent to the length of the lesson. Younger students should do 30-minute lessons, but around 8-years old, I generally start to recommend 45-60 minute lessons. Serious students preferred.

*** Lesson Details ***
Typical 30-minute lesson:
10 minutes - Scales & Arpeggios
20 minutes - Solo Repertoire

Typical 45-minute lesson:
10 minutes - Scales & Arpeggios
15 minutes - Etude, Music Theory, or Orchestra Music
20 minutes - Solo Repertoire

Typical 60-minute lesson:
10 minutes - Scales & Arpeggios
20 minutes - Etude, Music Theory, or Orchestra Music
30 minutes - Solo Repertoire

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music stand, tuner, metronome, pencil

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will bring my own instrument and accessories, as well as some extra music.

Students are expected to have their own music stand, tuner/metronome, instrument and accessories, all lesson materials/music, and an assignment notebook.

*** Specialties ***
Orchestra auditions
Chamber music coaching
Recital performances
Note reading tutoring
Music theory tutoring

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Violin Coach / Ensemble Assistant Director

Aug 2010 - Present

I conduct rehearsals and concerts for the Sinfonia (middle level) group. We meet Friday nights in Irvine, and hold regular concerts throughout the school year.

Private Teacher/Clinician

Nov 2002 - Present
Private Music Studio

I teach private lessons in my students' homes or mine, and have been requested to coach various ensembles. I also perform at special events like weddings and work banquets.

Assistant Orchestra Director

Aug 2012 - Jun 2013
St. Margaret's Episcopal School in San Juan Capistrano

Helped conduct the rehearsals and concerts for the middle and lower school orchestras (4th-8th grade).

Also taught students private lessons after school.

Private Teacher

Jun 2006 - Aug 2010
McCourt's Music of Waterford

I taught private lessons in the store's studio space. We teachers were private contractors who rented the room. Annual recitals, classical training.

Graduate Assistant

Aug 2008 - Apr 2010
Eastern Michigan University

Taught the overflow applied violin lesson students, as well as substitute taught the Beginning Violin Class for all music education undergraduate students occasionally.

Private Teacher

Jul 2006 - May 2007
Schaffer's House of Music in Brighton

I taught private lessons in the store's studio space as a private contractor who rented the room. Taught 8 students one day a week.

Orchestra Director

Feb 2005 - Apr 2007
Oakland Homeschool Music, Inc. (OHMI)

I conducted the beginning and intermediate level orchestras. We rehearsed every Monday, and held regular concerts throughout the school year.


Master of Music

Aug 2008 - Apr 2010
Eastern Michigan University

Bachelor of Music

Aug 2004 - Jun 2008
Eastern Michigan University

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Graduate Assistant

Aug 2008
Eastern Michigan University

Dean's List

Jan 2005
Eastern Michigan University

Numerous Music Scholarships

Aug 2004
Eastern Michigan University

Presidential Scholarship

Aug 2004
Eastern Michigan University
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2 Reviews on Tasha M.

pinkey D. Feb 4, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Ms. Tasha's exceptional enthusiasm for music shines through in her playing and her unique teaching style. She teaches violin to my daughters and she is a great teacher who is very knowledgeable about the music world. Her lessons are engaging and helpful to move further; she communicates in a way that anyone can understand and does all she can to help them be successful. She teaches at a level that is appropriate for both my daughters and goes out of her way to help each one of them play and comprehend music better.
Tram V. May 27, 2014
Violin · Online
Verified Student
Very impressed. It's a wonderful experience to have online lesson with Ms. Tasha.
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