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Valeria delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 65

Teaching since:
January 2007

I am a professional violinist. I have a Bachelors Degree in Music with a violin specialization and Musical Pedagogy.
Violin students can expect to improve week to week in their skills and technique. It is important to be consistent with violin classes; I teach students to release built up tension and apply foundational techniques in order to unlock their own individual sound. I can help any student to play with expression, intonation, and confidence.
I cannot wait to start with our lessons!
I teach violin students of all different ages. I studied classical violin for 19 years, and popular for 5 years. I am qualified to teach students to read music and pursue classical excellence, to learn how to play popular music whether the student prefers a music sheet to read while they are playing or memorize it, depending on the student's goals and choice.
I have performed in a Chamber Orchestra for ten years. I have toured South America and the Caribbean. I also have performed as a soloist in different ensembles and Orchestras with a vast repertoire.
My personal passion is for classical, popular, pop and rock music, it is important to understand that an accurate technique is essential to all music styles.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you to improve and become a better musician and performer in every class!

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Experience

Violin teacher
Oct 2017 - Present
Rising Starz Music& Performance Academy

First Violin and Concertino assitant
Jan 2008 - Apr 2017
MUNICIPAL MUSEUM CHAMBER ORCHESTRA “ANTONIO VIVALDI”

Worked as first violin and Concertino assistant. Performed as Concertino in Didactic Concerts for public schools and Festivals around the country. Performer as soloist with the following concerts:
A.Vivaldi- Concerto No.4 in F minor, Op.8 “The Winter”/ Concerto Grosso in A minor for two violins, Op.3, Concerto for 4 violins in B minor.
E.F. Dall’ Abaco- Concerto da Chiesa, Op. 2, No.4.
B.Bartok- Romanian Dance.
Performed with invited Conductor: Gyorgy Rayki in 2013. Toured main cities of Ecuador such as: Quito, Cuenca, Ambato, Machala.

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Violin teacher
Feb 2016 - Mar 2017
CULTURAL CENTER ANA MARIA VARGAS

Conducted violin lessons for children, teenagers and adults. Preparing children for the end of term production/concert. Leading music ensembles with other instruments. Developing effective ways for overcoming barriers for an accurate instrument learning. Organizing Cultural Center musical events, performance and visits. Assisting in the selection of resources for the curriculum. Maintained an effective relationship and communication with parents every week.

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Violin teacher
Mar 2015 - Dec 2015
NATIONAL MUSIC CONSERVATORY “ANTONIO NEUMANE "

Guided individuals and groups in playing violin to children from 6 to 12 years old. Helped students to develop violin skills like correctly holding the violin and bow, names of string and how to play while reading the music sheet. Implemented the teaching philosophies of Suzuki and the Russian method. Created classes where the emphasis was on the development of intonation and expression. Directed and organized violin recitals of my students. Performed in recitals with the students in different events of the Conservatory. Coached the Chamber students’ Orchestra. Kept open communication with parents to providing feedback and suggestions on individual needs for improvement.

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Education

Bachelor Degree with Violin speciality (2015)
Jul 2010 - Jul 2015
Universidad de Especialidades Espiritu Santo
Violin Instrumentalist-Performer
May 2008 - Feb 2012
Experimental Institute of Music
Violin Instrumentalist-Performer
Apr 1998 - Apr 2006
National Music Conservatory " Antonio Neumane"

Languages

English
Professional Proficiency
Portuguese
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Music estimulation through the use of instruments
Nov 2015
Conservatory of Music " Mozarte"

Benefits of music in Child Development
Nov 2015
Conservatory of Music " Mozarte"

Violin Master Classes with Elisa Kawaguti
Aug 2015
Symphonic Orchestra of Guayaquil

Master Classes with Dimitry Berlinsky
Jul 2015
Aruba Nuevo Mundo Festival

Chamber music coaching & master classes
Jun 2015
Aruba Nuevo Mundo Festival&Academy

International Festival - Classic Music
Apr 2014
Greco Violin School

Developing the inner ear
Apr 2014
Conservatory of Music " Mozarte"

Violin Master classes with Nikolay Hakman
Dec 2012
Music Academy Pepper

Introduction to Music Methodology
Sep 2011
Conservatory of Music " Mozarte"

Workshop on Performing Baroque and Romanticism
Oct 2010
University Theater/ Mendoza- Argentina

Pedagogical-Didactic Strategies for Curriculum Development
Jun 2010
EVENTGLOBAL

Orchestra Conductor Course
Mar 2010
Conservatory of Music " Niccolo Paganini"

English Proficiency Diploma
Jun 2007
Universal Business Center

Awards

Certification of Recognition
Sep 2014
" Eloy Alfaro" Theater- Guayaquil - Ecuador

Photos & Videos

Performing at the Theater in Guayaquil

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My excellent student!

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Ready for the Recital

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Nature & Music! The best combination!

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Valeria Ortega-Palacio/Soloist.A.Vivaldi- Winter, II movement: Largo./ Valeria Ortega-Palacio.
" Music is my airplane"  - Andante String Quartet!
Having some  music and relax time at Malecon2000

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Playing at Municipal Palace!!
Guayaquil, Ecuador

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Performing with the Museum Municipal Chamber Orchestra- Guayaquil

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Valeria Ortega-Palacio/Soloist- A.Vivaldi- Winter, III movement -Allegro
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12 Reviews

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Jennifer R. Aug 19, 2018
Violin · Online

I love her

Jennifer R. Jul 12, 2018
Violin · Online

I thought she was a great teacher she is really kind and helpful

Jennifer R. Jul 8, 2018
Violin · Online

My 10 year old daughter has now been taking violin lessons online with Valeria for almost a year (once a week for half the year, and now twice a week). Valeria is amazingly patient with her, but also challenges her to push herself ever farther, and gently holds her to high expectations. They work on multiple aspects, writing the notes, singling along to the music to get the beat of it, proper posture, bowing technique, etc. She works with my daughter to select some pieces that are growth pieces and some that my daughter is interested in playing. They have developed a wonderful rapport.

Valeria is also super flexible and easy to work with - she's been understanding when we needed to reschedule lessons and great at communicating with me about simple things like logistics and also about my daughter's progress. I very highly recommend her!

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Jennifer R. Jun 14, 2018
Violin · Online

she is nice and really helps me learn I am already on bach

Tim A. May 15, 2018
Violin · Online

Very good lesson. Valeria is always flexible to my learning style and schedule.

Joanne R. Apr 13, 2018
Violin · In home

Great first start, my daughter enjoyed it and looks forward to learning much more. Good job Valeria!

MARBEL Jan 11, 2018
Violin · In home

Excellent teacher

Edward J. Dec 13, 2017
Violin · Online

My daughter had the chance to take lessons with Valeria and the improvement on my kid skills has been amazing. My daughter is more motivated towards the classes and the violin and wants to keep learning. Valeria is very good at motivating and teaching her classes. Highly recommended!!!

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Jennifer R. Dec 2, 2017
Violin · Online

Valeria is great with my 10 year old daughter - very encouraging and positive while at the same time giving very good continuous and constructive feedback to her on how to improve and what to practice next. The lessons are purposeful and structured. She gives homework (and makes my daughter write it down!! :), checks in on how practice is going during the week, sends articles for us to read about how to improve her playing and she gives my daughter input into the songs she will learn next. Moreover, she has been flexible and easy to work with around schedule changes.

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Nelson M. Oct 19, 2017
Violin · In home

very good lesson, felt I've learned a lot and very happy with the teachers lesson plan.

Olga PAcheco Oct 17, 2017
Violin · In studio

Great methods and really nice way of treating people!

Elisa Oct 13, 2017
Violin · In home

My 2 year old daughter has been taking violin lessons for 5 months. She will soon start playing little violin songs, she is very excited and motivated :)

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