Taylor Cooksey

Taylor C.

Los Alamitos, CA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Hello! My name is Taylor, and I'm so glad that you're interested in learning more about the viola! The viola is a very unique and special instrument in that it has the deep, rich tones of the cello along with the virtuosic potential of the violin. Although held in a similar way as the violin, the viola requires a different set of skills to be able to be performed at its highest level. During your lesson, I will make it a point to help you achieve and master this skill set, along with helping you develop your overall tone, musicality, and knowledge of theory. Along with this, we will also work on music that is not only beneficial to your overall technique, but that it is something you want to play. Whether that be classical, contemporary, or even music from the radio, we will make sure that your interest in viola is nurtured and that your experience is enjoyable and filled with a desire to learn and love the viola more and more with each passing lesson.
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Taylor delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

Hello! My name is Taylor and I'm so glad that you're interested in music! Here's a little bit about myself. I am currently enrolled at CSULB as a senior and I am majoring in viola performance with a minor in psychology. I have been playing violin for nine years, and I have been playing viola for four years, both with private instruction. Along with violin and viola, I also play cello, French horn, marching percussion, mallet percussion, piano, and guitar. Along with enrolling in and passing seven AP classes in high school, I was part of the marching band and winter drumline along with an outside orchestra that allowed for me to perform solos across the US and Europe. I have performed music at Disneyland, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Segerstrom, the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Prague, multiple churches and castles in England, France and Germany, such as the Bristol Cathedral, Mont St. Michel, the Chambord Castle, and St Nikolai Church. Music is my passion and gives me an outlet for expression no matter how I'm feeling. Aside from music, school is very important to me, and I am proud to say that my GPA is a 3.9. I also enjoy video games such as Kingdom Hearts and Overwatch, I love learning new languages and studying science, and I love taking care of my three rabbits!

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Aug 2017 - Present
Huntington Beach School of Music

At this location, I teach children age three and above how to properly play piano, violin, viola, and cello. I create customized lesson plans for each student, as well as incorporating theory into every lesson. I make sure that the student is learning music that is both challenging and intriguing to them. I make sure that the students not only learn, but have an enjoyable time while doing so.

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BM Viola Performance
Aug 2015 - Present
California State University, Long Beach
Minor General Psychology
Aug 2015 - Present
California State University, Long Beach

Photos & Videos

After my performance of Mendelssohn's String Octet with my colleagues from CSULB

After my performance of Schoenberg's Verklarte Nacht and the Holberg Suite in Prague with my colleagues and mentors from CSULB


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Anson D. Oct 3, 2017
Violin · In home

She was very patient and attentive. My son really liked her.

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